Duke Health System CEO appointed to head Institute of Medicine

Dr. Victor J. Dzau, the current president and CEO of Duke University Health System and chancellor for health affairs at Duke University, has been appointed to a six-year term as the next president of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), effective July 1, 2014. Dr. Dzau will take over the lead role from Dr. Harvey Fineberg, who served in the position for twelve years.

Live chat: Karen van Unen on medical marijuana

Health officials Friday revealed the names of the companies that will receive the first 20 licenses to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts. But what does this mean for residents, patients, and the medical community? Get your answers from Karen van Unen, the executive director of the medical marijuana program at the Mass. Department of Public Health.

Dr. Arnold Relman on becoming the patient

Dr. Arnold “Bud” Relman’s frequent writing about medicine has made him a notable voice among physicians. But, for a piece published in the latest edition of the New York Review of Books, Relman takes on an entirely new role for himself: helpless patient.

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