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Societies react to Scott Gottlieb’s confirmation as FDA head

May 10, 2017

On May 9, Scott Gottlieb, MD, was confirmed as the new commissioner of the FDA by a 57 to 42 Senate vote. A resident fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, Gottlieb was a controversial pick at the time of his nomination because of his long history of work with the pharmaceutical industry.

Despite concerns from some professional organizations, ASCO President Daniel F. Hayes, MD, FACP, FASCO, congratulated Gottlieb on his confirmation, saying in a press release that “as a physician and cancer survivor, Dr. Gottlieb knows firsthand that safe and effective cancer treatments must move from the lab to the patient as quickly as possible.

House narrowly passes Republican health care bill to replace Obamacare

May 4, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives today narrowly approved legislation to overhaul the nation’s health care system, voting by a slim margin to replace the…
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Working With Workers’ Compensation Cases

O&P News, May 2017
Workers’ compensation cases differ from other cases an O&P practice may handle. There can be more urgency due to the importance of the patient’s ability…

NAAOP: Future of Affordable Care Act remains unclear

April 12, 2017
Although efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act have stalled, the future of the health care law remains unclear, according to Peter Thomas, JD, general…

Societies react to Scott Gottlieb’s confirmation as FDA head

May 10, 2017
On May 9, Scott Gottlieb, MD, was confirmed as the new commissioner of the FDA by a 57 to 42 Senate vote. A resident fellow at the conservative

House narrowly passes Republican health care bill to replace Obamacare

May 4, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives today narrowly approved legislation to overhaul the nation’s health care system, voting by a slim margin to…

Cover Story

Working With Workers’ Compensation Cases

O&P News, May 2017
Workers’ compensation cases differ from other cases an O&P practice may handle. There can be more urgency due to the importance of the…

NAAOP: Future of Affordable Care Act remains unclear

April 12, 2017
Although efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act have stalled, the future of the health care law remains unclear, according to Peter

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CMS Proposed Rule on O&P Qualifications Signals Changes to Profession

O&P News, April 2017
A proposed rule issued by CMS earlier this year, which would set requirements and qualifications needed for O&P practitioners and suppliers to…

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American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium

O&P News, April 2017
March 1-4 | Chicago Find photos from the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium below. To see…

NJHA, AARP voice concern ahead of House vote on American Health Care Act

March 24, 2017
COLLINGSWOOD, NJ — New Jersey residents and a panel of health care professionals and advocates voiced their concerns about the fate of the…

NAAOP issues comments on CMS proposed rule

March 20, 2017
The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics has submitted comments in support of a proposed CMS rule that would specify…

Amputee Coalition to host legislative education event

March 16, 2017
The Amputee Coalition will host Hill Day, a legislative education event, in April to coincide with Limb Loss Awareness Month, according to a press…

House Republicans announce ACA replacement plan

March 7, 2017
House Republicans introduced two bills Monday night to replace the Affordable Care Act. The new plan will no longer penalize Americans for not having…

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