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Graham-Cassidy proposal: What you need to know

September 21, 2017

The latest Republican legislation attempting to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act drafted by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy, MD, (R-La.), and thus deemed the Graham-Cassidy proposal, has gained growing disapproval from several health care organizations, including the AMA and the American College of Physicians.

Within the past week, the AMA and the American College of Physicians (ACP) sent separate letters to the Senators conveying their strong opposition to the bill, citing as main concerns the loss of health care insurance for millions of Americans and its failure to “first, do no harm” to patients. The associations also urged the Senate to reject the legislation and reiterated recommendations to ensure affordable, quality coverage that is accessible to all patients across the country.

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HCV treatment cures patients despite injection drug use

September 21, 2017
Patients who were treated for hepatitis C virus infection through an opiate addiction program overwhelmingly achieved SVR even though many of them injected drugs…
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Rapid diagnostic testing may help tailor gonorrhea treatment

September 21, 2017
Rapid diagnostics that report an infection’s vulnerability to specific antibiotics may help health care providers extend the use of existing treatments for

Major physician groups urge Senate to stabilize health insurance markets

September 21, 2017
A coalition of major physician groups submitted a testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee emphasizing the importance of stabilizing…

Murder trial begins for pharmacist charged in meningitis outbreak

September 21, 2017
The trial of a pharmacist charged with second-degree murder in a 2012 nationwide outbreak of meningitis has begun. Glenn A. Chin, former supervisory pharmacist…
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Clostridium difficile: Not Just a Hospital Infection

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

There has been an increase in the number of infections caused by various strains of Clostridium difficile (C
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Cambodia, Laos eliminate trachoma

September 21, 2017
Trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide, has been eliminated as a public health problem in…
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VIDEO: Anthony S. Fauci, MD, discusses significant advances in HIV/AIDS epidemic

April 10, 2017
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