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AMA supports efforts to improve substance abuse disorder coverage

June 21, 2017

Experts from four leading nonprofits in the addiction field have determined that existing legislation does not adequately protect insurance coverage of substance abuse disorders, according to a press release.

Congressional Budget Office releases cost estimate for FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017

June 20, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office released its cost estimate for the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017, noting the bill would increase net discretionary spending by about…

Study: 3-D printed patch can help grow blood vessels

June 20, 2017
Researchers have developed a 3-D printed patch, infused with cells, that can help grow health blood vessels, according to a press release. In an article published in…

AMA, AHA, ADA, others join forces to protect patient access to health care

June 13, 2017
As the debate over health care reform continues, the AMA and seven other consumer, patient and provider advocate groups recently announced that they are working…

AMA supports efforts to improve substance abuse disorder coverage

June 21, 2017
Experts from four leading nonprofits in the addiction field have determined that existing legislation does not adequately protect insurance coverage…

Congressional Budget Office releases cost estimate for FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017

June 20, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office released its cost estimate for the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017, noting the bill would increase net discretionary…

Study: 3-D printed patch can help grow blood vessels

June 20, 2017
Researchers have developed a 3-D printed patch, infused with cells, that can help grow health blood vessels, according to a press release. In an…

AMA, AHA, ADA, others join forces to protect patient access to health care

June 13, 2017
As the debate over health care reform continues, the AMA and seven other consumer, patient and provider advocate groups recently announced that they…

Johnson & Johnson announces launch of new value-based health care approach

June 9, 2017
Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices recently announced the launch of CareAdvantage, a new approach to drive value-based health care in hospitals…

In the Journals

Trump’s election, aftermath has impact on society’s health, well-being

June 7, 2017
There is a growing amount of evidence to indicate that presidential campaigns and their outcomes can have negative effects on a person’s…

Study: Tactile feedback creates 'muscle sense' in prosthetic hand

June 1, 2017
Tactile feedback on the skin allowed blindfolded participants to determine the size of objects gripped with a prosthetic hand, according to…

Clinical NewsPerspective

Amputees Had Neuronal Changes in Brain Regions Formerly Devoted to Amputated Hand

O&P News, June 2017
According to researchers from the University of Missouri, specific neurochemical changes associated with reduced neuronal integrity in brain regions…

Perspective

Prescription drug prices rose nearly 10% in 2016

May 24, 2017
The cost of prescription drugs increased by 8.77% last year, the fourth consecutive year drug prices have gone up, according to data from the…

Speaker: Sepsis can be caused by, and cause, amputations

May 23, 2017
Amputations can cause sepsis, and sepsis can cause amputations, Steven Q. Simpson, MD, FCCP, FACP, of the Sepsis Alliance and of the Division of…

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