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.
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.
Court listened to AMA on defining alcoholism as a disease, not a crime
See how U.S. Supreme Court justices looked to AMA policy and research to change its views toward alcoholism and other alcohol-related matters.
How AMA follows science to be powerful voice on today’s top issues
AMA President Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, explains how action on gun violence, climate change and other critical topics flows from physicians’ commitment to the evidence.
Preventing human trafficking: Resources for physicians
The American Medical Association encourages the education of physicians about human trafficking, including how to identify and report cases of suspected human trafficking to appropriate authorities, and how to address the victim's medical, legal and social needs.
America's heartbroken physicians demand action on gun violence
AMA members are repulsed by the horrific, deadly trauma of gun violence, which amounts to a public health crisis.