11 new AMA policies patients should know
Physicians at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting adopted 11 new policies to promote the betterment of public health. They range from preventing drug overdose to delaying school start times and supporting paid sick leave.
New AMA policy calls for ban on powdered alcohol
With concerns about the health dangers of powdered alcohol, the AMA today adopted policy supporting federal and state bans on powdered alcohol in the U.S.
From Ebola to e-cigarettes, delegates pass public health policy
Delegates at the 2014 AMA Interim Meeting in Dallas this week weighed in on a number of timely public health issues which included regulatory oversight of electronic cigarettes and the important role of pharmacists in vaccinating target populations.
Alcohol screening/intervention gives little help controlling students' unhealthy drinking
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at how effective a Web-based screening and intervention was for reducing unhealthy drinking among college students on a national scale.