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FDA withdraws biosimilar draft guidance following public comments

June 21, 2018
The FDA has withdrawn a draft guidance intended to provide advice for biosimilar sponsors regarding the determination of similarity between the…

ACP: Trump’s new insurance rule weakens patient protections

June 20, 2018
On Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump issued a new health insurance rule that would roll back essential patient protections established by the…

AMA opposes CVS-Aetna merger

June 20, 2018
AMA has determined that the proposed merger of CVS Health and Aetna should be blocked due to its likely negative consequences for patients and health…
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VIDEO: Cemiplimab demonstrates ‘impressive activity’ for metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

June 19, 2018
CHICAGO — Danny Rischin, MBBS, FRACP, MD, director of the division of cancer medicine and head of the medical oncology department at Peter…
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One-third of patients switch, end DMARDs after cardiovascular event

June 18, 2018
More than 30% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis or psoriasis either switched or discontinued their diseasemodifying…

ICD-11 updates resistance codes, adds gaming as addictive disorder

June 18, 2018
WHO previewed a new International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11, which includes updates to codes related to antimicrobial resistance, adds…
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Adalimumab reduces inflammation markers in patients with psoriasis

June 18, 2018
Patients with psoriasis who were treated with adalimumab had a reduction in key markers of inflammation such as glycoprotein acetylation compared…
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New study suggests ‘Right to Try’ may undo efforts on patient safety

June 15, 2018
The balance between investigational new drug access and protection of patients from therapies without established safety the FDA built during the…
Meeting News

AMA passes new policies on naloxone, Medicaid, augmented intelligence

June 14, 2018
A broad spectrum of policies, actions and resolutions, ranging from naloxone access, Medicaid waivers and other topics, were voted on by the AMA…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…

AMA passes ACC resolution about gender equity in physician compensation

June 12, 2018
The House of Delegates for the AMA passed a resolution proposed by the American College of Cardiology to take steps to reduce the gender gap in…
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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…
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