Meeting News

AMA develops strategies to achieve health equity, address physician shortage

June 14, 2018
During its annual meeting, AMA adopted a policy to minimize gaps in health care across the United States and achieve optimal health for all…
Meeting News

AMA adopts policy to incorporate EHR training in medical schools

June 13, 2018
In an effort to transform medical education, AMA adopted a policy at its annual meeting for medical schools and residency programs to provide future…
Meeting News

AMA seeks to address burnout by increasing physician access to mental health care

June 13, 2018
The AMA adopted a new policy at its annual meeting to address concerns regarding physician and medical student burnout, depression and suicide. The…
Meeting News

AMA inaugurates Barbara L. McAneny, MD, as president

June 13, 2018
The AMA has sworn in Barbara L. McAneny, MD, an oncologist who has spent her 35-year career as a practicing physician in New Mexico, as the…
Meeting News

AMA releases ethical guidance on medical tourism

June 13, 2018
At its annual meeting, AMA adopted new ethical guidance to assist physicians in understanding their role in caring for patients who are seeking or…
Meeting News

AMA declares drug shortages a public health crisis

June 12, 2018
Physicians at the AMA Annual Meeting adopted a policy to further combat national drug shortages that jeopardize patient care and safety. Many common…

HHS: Trump’s drug pricing plan dramatically changes rebates, Medicare, other programs

June 12, 2018
President Donald J. Trump’s plan for lowering drug prices was described as “aggressive” and “comprehensive” by various…
Meeting News

AMA advocates to protect, improve affordability of health insurance

June 12, 2018
During its annual meeting, AMA took action to protect and sustain ACA marketplaces and enhance affordability in the health insurance exchanges. …
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AMA adopts policy to make long-term care more affordable

June 12, 2018
To address the rising costs of long-term services and supports, the AMA adopted a new policy during its Annual Meeting to simplify long-term care…
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AMA advocates for family leave, prisoner housing changes for LGBTQ people

June 12, 2018
Delegates at this week’s AMA annual meeting in Chicago took several actions that furthered the association’s work towards helping members…
Meeting News

‘Realistic shift' in diet could save the US up to $38 billion annually

June 11, 2018
A 20% increase in adherence to the Healthy Eating Index could result in savings of as much as $38 billion in health-related costs, according to…
In the Journals

Avoid overwhelming patients with preventive guidelines

June 7, 2018
The more preventive care options that middle-aged and older patients received, the less likely they were to follow such options, according to…
In the Journals

Increased physician supervision does not reduce medical errors

June 5, 2018
Increasing direct attending supervision and participation during work rounds did not significantly impact the rate of medical errors or patient…
Meeting News

FDA commissioner: Greater efficiencies can unlock opportunities created by better science

June 4, 2018
CHICAGO — FDA officials are taking several steps designed to make the drug development review process more efficient while reducing costs and…
FDA News

FDA issues draft guidance to promote competition, access to drugs

May 31, 2018
The FDA released several draft guidances today that it said it hopes will assist generic drug makers get their products through the development and…

AMA: Opioid prescriptions drop 22% nationally

May 31, 2018
A new report issued by the AMA revealed that opioid prescribing has decreased nationwide, while the use of state prescription drug monitoring…
Feature

Plan ahead for weather emergencies, doctors advise peers

May 30, 2018
Hurricane season starts June 1, for many bringing memories of the severe storms that battered the United States in 2017 and serving as a reminder of…

‘Right to try’ impact on patients uncertain

May 25, 2018
On May 30, President Donald J. Trump signed “right to try” legislation, which allows terminally ill patients to seek investigational…
In the Journals

NIH primary supporter of systematic reviews behind USPSTF recommendations

May 24, 2018
The NIH was the single largest financial contributor to the systematic reviews that led to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations…
Feature

How one court case in the opioid crisis could impact millions of patients

May 23, 2018
A lawsuit against certain opioid manufacturers and drug distributors could dramatically shake up the health care, pharmaceutical and legal systems…
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