Public Health

Stronger background-check system needed for gun purchases

States should require relevant mental health records be reported to national database, the AMA says.


Public Health

What does the label say? Physicians seek transparency

The AMA House of Delegates adopted policy on front-of-package nutrition labels, food-allergen packaging and the accessibility of information on animal-derived medical products.

Barbara L. McAneny, MD at 2018 AMA Interim Meeting

Interim Meeting

AMA president: Create system that values health over money, power

AMA President Barbara L. McAneny, MD, says the AMA is fighting the forces that make the U.S. health system so dysfunctional.

Press Releases

AMA Adopts New Policies at 2018 Interim Meeting

The AMA voted to adopt new policies on emerging health care topics during the voting session of its Interim Meeting.


Public Health

AMA backs in-person import of Canadian Rx if safety is assured

Allowing the practice offers patients an option to lower patient out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs, which addresses a barrier to medication adherence: unaffordability.

Interim Meeting

Top 5 issues to watch at the 2018 AMA Interim Meeting

Track the big issues that physicians, residents and medical students will consider at their meeting Nov. 8–13 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Laura E. Halpin, MD


Members Move Medicine: Serving for her resident colleagues

AMA member Laura E. Halpin, MD, a Los Angeles psychiatry resident, serves as an AMA delegate to make positive changes for her patients and trainee colleagues nationwide.

Person walking down hospital hallway

Public Health

Physicians have immunity for good-faith psychiatric discharges

Learn why Maryland’s top court is protecting psychiatrists from medical liability when they act in good faith—even when outcomes are tragic.

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