New research shows increase in Americans with uncontrolled high blood pressure
AMA and AHA reaffirm shared commitment to equip physicians and all Americans, particularly communities of color, with resources to lower blood pressure rates.
AMA statement on CDC changes to COVID-19 testing guidance
Suggesting that people without symptoms, who have known exposure to COVID-positive individuals, do not need testing is a recipe for community spread.
AMA opposes expanding pharmacists’ ability to provide child vaccines
We urge HHS to reconsider the negative health repercussions of funneling children away from their primary care physicians and rescind this declaration.
AMA applauds FDA for requiring naloxone information on opioid labels
The new labeling can serve as a starting point for discussion between patients and physicians about risks and benefits associated with opioids.
AMA statement on the death of Congressman John Lewis
Congressman John Lewis was a towering figure of the Civil Rights movement who spent decades advocating for equality and justice.
AMA statement on HHS COVID-19 data collection changes
We urge and expect that the scientists at the CDC will continue to have timely, comprehensive access to data critical to inform response efforts.
AMA statement on Trump Administration decision on student visas
The AMA is pleased that the Administration has reconsidered what would have been a setback for U.S. public and rural health.
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