Are Journal Impact Rankings Still Relevant?

Impact factors reflect how broadly useful a paper or journal is to the scientific and medical communities. However, for Medical Affairs, more specialized papers may provide more valuable information, and suggest a new approach.

8 Red Flags of a Predatory Medical Conference

Bogus data. Pay-for-play. And even fake news. Illegitimate science has taken several forms. The most notable of all: predatory publishing. But another, less discussed, issue is the problem of predatory medical conferences. And there are costs.

Characteristics of the Younger MD

A key demographic trend has begun to play out in medicine: a wave of younger doctors entering the field. there’s been an uptick in the number of physicians under age 40, along with an 8 percent spike in medical school enrollments between 2012 and 2016, but what sets them apart?

Kymriah and the Outcomes-Based Contract: Is this a Trend?

Is the outcomes based contract agreed for Kymriah the beginning of a trend? The one-time drug has a hefty price tag of $475,000, but Novartis will only receive payment from CMS if patients show significant improvement. Are these contracts a good way of sharing risk and ensuring wider access to novel therapies?