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AMA Press Releases and Statements

Find press releases and statements on issues vital to bettering patient care and helping physicians advance and improve the practice of medicine.

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As flu season begins, AMA encourages every eligible American to be vaccinated against the flu, ideally by the end of October.
Oct 18, 2018
Statement
AMA, American Heart Association announce Target: BP™ Recognition Program awards to medical practices committed to reducing heart attacks and strokes.
Oct 17, 2018
Press Release
The AMA launched a new resource to help physicians extend care beyond the exam room with a roadmap for implementing digital health solutions.
Oct 17, 2018
Press Release
While AMA is opposed to consumer advertising of prescription drugs, since the practice is allowed, ads should come with at least a small dose of transparency.
Oct 15, 2018
Statement
Pennsylvania and seven major health insurance companies agreed today to remove prior authorization requirements for treatment of substance use disorders.
Oct 12, 2018
Press Release
AMA welcomes the DOJ requiring Aetna to divest its Medicare Part D business, but disappointed that they didn’t go further by blocking the CVS-Aetna merger.
Oct 10, 2018
Statement
On 10th anniversary of law requiring parity for coverage of mental health and drug addiction, AMA calls on policymakers for greater enforcement and oversight.
Oct 4, 2018
Press Release
AMA announces next phase of Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium as part of ongoing effort aimed at transforming medical education nationwide.
Oct 2, 2018
Press Release
AMA congratulates the Nobel Prize in Medicine winners on their extraordinary breakthroughs in the fight against cancer.
Oct 1, 2018
Statement
AMA: Denying vital services to recent immigrants forces them to make choices about health care that may harm their families and worsen public health.
Sep 24, 2018
Statement

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