Patient Support & Advocacy
Governor’s move promotes anesthesia patient safety
Allowing nurse anesthetists to practice without physician supervision is not in patients’ best interests or consistent with state law, Mississippi’s governor says.
What doctors must know about the vaping crisis
40% of high-school seniors have used nicotine e-cigarettes, adding urgency to ban flavorings amid an outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses.
E-cigarettes and vaping: A public health epidemic
Learn more from the AMA about e-cigarettes and the public health epidemic of vaping.
Why putting prices in EHRs will help doctors keep costs in check
Including prescription-drug prices in electronic health records would improve transparency while simultaneously strengthening the patient-doctor bond.
Michigan outlaws flavored e-cigs as vaping illnesses spread
No more bubble gum-flavored vapes in the Wolverine State on governor’s order. CDC says 200-plus potential cases of severe pulmonary disease linked to vaping.
Landmark $572 million opioids verdict: Where the money should go
The nation’s doctors and lawyers are laying out recommendations to ensure that opioid-related settlements or judgments go toward proven public health policies.
AMA president: All hands-on deck in fight to achieve health equity
The AMA is engaged in a sustained effort to achieve optimal health for all patients, AMA President Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, recently told the nation’s largest organization of black physicians.
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