ADA Calls Concern About Dental Floss Safety “Unwarranted”

The American Dental Association (ADA) has responded to recent media coverage of a study that had raised concerns about the safety of dental floss. Pointing out that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has placed no restrictions on the use of dental floss, ADA says it finds “no cause for concern based on current evidence.”

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Instructions from DFS for Resolution of Cash Consideration Disputes

MLMIC asks any objectors or Eligible Policyholders currently involved in an unresolved dispute over cash consideration to read the recent Order from the Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services and review your obligations, available options and the future status of the cash consideration held in escrow.

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Limiting Overprescribing of Antibiotics in the Urgent Care Setting

CDC research indicates that inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics for respiratory conditions is highest in the Urgent Care Setting at 45.7% and second highest in the Emergency Department at 24.6%. Taking the time to educate patients in these settings regarding the difference between a viral illness that does not require antibiotics and a bacterial infection is a key to managing this issue.

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