James Whyte

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Don’t tie NPs’ and PAs’ hands!

Controlled substances — meds deemed to have high potential for danger and abuse — are regulated under federal mandate. However, when it comes to who’s authorized to prescribe these agents, the states have been left to their own devices. And in some states, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are greatly restricted in what we’re allowed…

NP-We’ve got targets on our backs!

I’m worried—and you should be, too. Nurse practioners are increasingly likely to be sued for malpractice. It’s not because we’re practicing bad medicine, of course, but because we’ve got targets on our backs. Let me explain. </p? Recently, a man in his 20s showed up at a local clinic with respiratory symptoms, fever and a…

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