Testosterone Prescribing Down Since 2013
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- The percentage of U.S. men receiving testosterone prescriptions decreased from 2013 through 2016, according to a research letter published in the July 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. In an... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- The American Medical Association has committed to working to integrate precision medicine into alternative payment models (APMs), according to an article published in the association's AMA Wire. Implementation of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Junk science supreme: JAMA publishes bizarre study claiming election of President Trump linked to opioid drug use
(Natural News) The politicization of science is moving full steam ahead with a new study published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that associates voting for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election with opioid drug use. Apparently aiming to capitalize on all of the negative publicity surrounding the alleged opioid... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AMA Aims to Boost Affordability of ACA Marketplace Plans
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates has adopted policy to increase the number of people who obtain coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by making marketplace plans more... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- A peer-based education program can improve the efficiency of electronic health record (EHR) use, according to an article published in the American Medical Association's AMA Wire. An educational program called Kaiser... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AMA Calls for Inclusive Family, Medical Leave Policies
TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 -- The American Medical Association (AMA) calls for inclusive family and medical leave policies to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) workers who care for relatives, spouses, and partners. As part... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is healthcare capturing the right data?
Matt Menning, data products director at the American Medical Association, speaks about an initiative at the industry group to create a framework for physicians to capture and organize data from remote monitoring devices to drive outcomes. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The Hidden Danger of Your Wire-Bristle Grill Cleaner
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- If you use a wire-bristle grill brush to clean your grill, beware. Bristles can break off and stick to the grill and cooked food, posing a serious health risk, according to the American Medical Association (AMA). " When... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HPV test is more effective than Pap smear
Pap smears are less effective at finding early abnormal precancerous cervical cells than a test for the human papilloma virus (HPV), Canadian researchers found, suggesting that doctors should routinely use both during women ’s annual screening exams.  A four-year randomized controlled study of 19,000 women reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the HPV test was more likely to pick up pre-cancerous cervical lesions earlier in the study so women were significantly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

AMA Urges Caution With Use of Wire-Bristle BBQ Grill Brushes
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- The American Medical Association (AMA) states that caution should be exercised with use of wire-bristle grill brushes due to the potential health and safety risks associated with bristles that may break off and adhere to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Augmenix wins Japanese reimbursement for SpaceOar hydrogel
Augmenix said yesterday that its SpaceOar hydrogel won national reimbursement in Japan from the Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare. The Belford, Mass.-based company’s SpaceOar hydrogel is designed to separate the prostate from the rectal wall during radiation treatment for prostate cancer. The product is delivered through a small needle as a liquid, which then solidifies into a soft gel that expands the space between the prostate and rectum during radiotherapy. The substance then liquefies and is absorbed and cleared from the body in the patient’s urine, Augmenix said. “We are delighted th...
Source: Mass Device - July 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Orthopedics Augmenix Inc. Source Type: news

U.S. defibrillator probe reduced questionable implantation rate
(Reuters Health) - A U.S. government investigation of allegations that doctors were implanting heart-shocking defibrillators into patients who didn't meet federal guidelines led to a dramatic reduction in the number of implants and may have saved many patients from unnecessary surgery, researchers report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.The 2010 Department of Justice probe involved Medicare recipients, but the new research also documents a comparable drop in defibrillator usage (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AMA focuses on mobile with winners of Interoperability and Innovation Challenge
The American Medical Association has its eyes on mobile this season as it announced the three winners of its Interoperability and Innovation Challenge. This year the winners showcased technology that included a patient-provider communication tool, a personal risk analysis app, and a medical decision-making platform.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

AMA Adopts Policy to Cut Sugar Sweetened Drink Consumption
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- At the annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA), a policy was adopted to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) as a way to reduce the amount of sugar that Americans consume. The new... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

California doctor under indefinite "supervision" for writing vaccine exemptions for child who lost urinary function and went limp after immunization
(Natural News) Labeled a “vaccine skeptic” for abiding by the code of ethics written by the American Medical Association regarding “informed consent,” Dr. Bob Sears was placed on probation by the Medical Board of California for simply writing a court opinion letter for a 2-year-old patient who had an adverse reaction to vaccines (back in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer Hikes Cost Of Viagra And 100 Other Drugs, Report Says
(CBS News) — A month after President Donald Trump signaled drug companies would soon be slashing prices, the nation’s largest pharmaceutical company is reportedly upping the costs of 100 drugs and treatments. Pfizer has increased the price of some of its better-known drugs, including the erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra, according to a story published Monday by the Financial Times. The increases, which took effect July 1, are just over 9 percent on average, well above the rate of inflation, which is about 2 percent. It’s the second such move this year by Pfizer, with the cost of some of its drugs up ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Pfizer Source Type: news

Rebates, Pharmacy Benefit Managers, and ‘Gag Clauses’ Under Fire as Pricing Transparency Concerns Rise Surrounding Drug Prices
Growing interest in more transparency for the prices of prescription drugs is reflected in a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that highlights disparities in pharma prices for patients, pharmacies, and payers Consumer demand for increased transparency in the prices patients, health insurers, and others pay for healthcare services continues. […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 2, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Michael Tags: Clinical Laboratory Compliance Consultants Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations News From Dark Daily Alex Azar anatomic Source Type: news

Conservative Management Up for Low-Risk Prostate CA in Veterans
MONDAY, July 2, 2018 -- Among U.S. veterans with low-risk prostate cancer, use of conservative management increased from 2005 to 2015, according to a research letter published online June 5 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Stacy... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training
FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 -- The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling on medical schools and residency programs to incorporate electronic health record (EHR) training into their curricula. According to the AMA, the new policy aims to address... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Decline in Medicare Patients Who Die in Acute Care Hospitals
WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 -- Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries were less likely to die in acute care hospitals in 2015 than in 2000, according to a study published online June 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Joan M. Teno,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism
TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 -- The American Medical Association (AMA) recently adopted new ethical guidelines on medical tourism to help physicians understand their responsibilities when interacting with patients who seek or have received medical care... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Human insulin as safe and effective to treat type 2 diabetes as costlier insulin analogs
(Yale University) Patients with Type 2 diabetes who were treated with the newer generation of insulin analog drugs did not have substantially better outcomes than those treated with less costly human insulin, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers and colleagues at Kaiser Permanente. The study is published in the June 23 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency
MONDAY, June 25, 2018 -- At the annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians adopted policy declaring drug shortages an urgent public health crisis. Many of the drugs currently in shortage are required for patient care in all... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New AMA Policy Calls for Physician Training on Suicide New AMA Policy Calls for Physician Training on Suicide
The American Medical Association encourages physician training on suicide risk assessment and prevention and how to counsel patients on gun safety.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Addressing Suicide Among Cancer Patients
The recent suicides of highly regarded fashion designer Kate Spade and television celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain remind us this mental health crisis can touch anyone. Cancer patients are no exception. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates between 1999 and 2016 have risen more than 30 percent in half of the country and by nearly 60 percent in some states. This trend is particularly worrisome for cancer patients because this group has a higher suicide risk than the general public. For mesothelioma patients and the people who care for them, one part of this picture deser...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

AMA Seeks to Make Long-Term Care Services More Affordable
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates has adopted a policy to make long-term care insurance simpler, more affordable, more innovative, and part of automatic enrollment for current employees and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NIH Initiative Aims to Address Opioid Misuse Over Long Term
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- A novel, innovative initiative is being developed to help end addiction over the long term, according to a viewpoint article published online June 12 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Francis S. Collins,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctors warn family separation may lead to lifetime of harm
American Medical Association CEO says immigrant families "already endure emotional and physical stress" and that separation only makes it worse (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Medical Association calls for end to family separation policy
AMA's chief executive says immigrant families "already endure emotional and physical stress" and that separation only makes it worse (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AMA To Trump: End'Inhumane' Child Separation Border Policy
he American Medical Association urged the Donald Trump administration to stop its “zero tolerance’ policy that is separating migrating children from their “parents or caregivers.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

AMA Says Regulators Should Block CVS-Aetna Deal
The American Medical Association said regulators should block the CVS-Aetna merger, saying it would lead to higher health costs and too much control over seniors'Medicare drug plans. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CVS NYSE:AET NYSE:HUM NYSE:ANTM NYSE:CI Source Type: news

AMA creates regulations around'augmented intelligence '
Last week the American Medical Association outlined a new set of recommendations on augmented intelligence, a type of technology that aims to extend, but not replace, a human medical expert ’s insight and decision-making capabilities. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

American Medical Association goes all-in for gun control, turning doctors into police state enforcers
(Natural News) The American Medical Association (AMA) is a powerful organization that defines medical education and medical practice in the U.S. The organization creates policies for all physicians to follow and they can threaten a doctor’s medical license if they do not follow along. In 2018, the AMA has decided to support gun control as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal Intervention Needed on Insulin Prices Federal Intervention Needed on Insulin Prices
Insulin prices have nearly tripled in a decade, putting the life-sustaining drug out of reach for some people with diabetes, and the American Medical Association is calling for more transparency.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Drug shortages pose a public health crisis in the US
The US is facing shortages of 182 medicines, and medical supplies, according to the latest report from the American Medical Association, which says the scarce supplies pose a public health crisis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AMA Vows to Improve Access for Docs Seeking Mental Health Care
MONDAY, June 18, 2018 -- The American Medical Association (AMA) recently adopted a policy aimed at improving physician access to mental health care in response to physician depression, burnout, and suicide. The policy aims to further reduce stigma... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Almost half of diabetics skip medical care due to costs
Soaring insulin prices are prompting the American Medical Association to call for federal intervention (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AMA offers recommendations on AI in healthcare
The American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted its first policy recommendations...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Critic calls JAMA study on mammo screening 'inadequate' Should radiologists and pathologists unite to master AI? AMA recommends changes to meaningful use (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

American Medical Association sliding toward support of physician-assisted suicide… here come the death panels
(Natural News) Will the American Medical Association soon be in favor of physician-assisted suicide? In early June, the AMA decided not to reaffirm its position against assisted suicide – a decision which has shocked many. But indeed, the AMA has gone against its own Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, which recommended the AMA maintain its opposition of euthanasia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AMA says take your MEDS while doctors take your GUNS
(Natural News) For some reason, the American Medical Association — which was founded to promote the American medical community — wants to wade into one of the premier political battles of our day: Gun control. The AMA has shifted at least some of its attention recently away from pushing Big Pharma meds that kill more... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Time Ever: Less than Half of All Healthcare Practices in America are Physician Owned —Are Doctors Giving Up Their Independence and Will Independent Clinical Laboratories Lose Test Orders to Hospital Labs?
Often when a hospital health system buys an independent physicians’ practice, the new owner would like its clinical laboratory to serve that medical group After a hospital or health system buys a physicians’ practice, it is common that the new owner has its in-house medical laboratory provide lab testing to the newly-acquired medical group. Such […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 15, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing american medical association anatomic pathology Avalere Health clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Source Type: news

AMA: Federal Government Must Tackle Rising Insulin Prices
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- U.S. officials need to take action to control spiking insulin prices, the American Medical Association (AMA) says. The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department should monitor insulin pricing and market... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AMA President Calls Physicians to Lead in Addressing Gun Violence
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- The issue of gun violence must be addressed by the physician leadership scientifically, in an evidence-based manner, according to remarks issued by the president of the American Medical Association (AMA) at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AMA: Ban Assault Weapons and Don't Arm Teachers AMA: Ban Assault Weapons and Don't Arm Teachers
A slate of policies that advocate for sweeping gun-control measures was adopted by delegates at the American Medical Association (AMA) 2018 Annual Meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Physician-Assisted Suicide Stance Unchanged by AMA
The American Medical Association voted against changing its long-held position against doctor-assisted suicide for those battling terminal illness. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

More Good News For CVS-Aetna With AMA Quiet On Deal
The American Medical Association was quiet this week on CVS Health's proposed acquisition of Aetna with no resolutions deliberated by the AMA's House of Delegates that were specific to the merger. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:ESRX NYSE:ANTM NYSE:HUM NYSE:AET NYSE:CVS Source Type: news

America's doctors call for strongest gun control measures to date
Frustrated with a lack of action on gun control by the country's lawmakers, the American Medical Association adopted a series of sweeping policies aimed at preventing gun violence this week during its annual meeting in Chicago. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AMA Backs Family Leave for LGBTQ Caregivers AMA Backs Family Leave for LGBTQ Caregivers
The American Medical Association will push for the Family and Medical Leave Act to include anyone whose relationship to a qualifying employee is like family.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Over 200 Common Drugs May Cause Depression, Report Warns
CHICAGO (CBS Local) – Health professionals are issuing a disturbing warning about common medications after finding that hundreds of drugs are putting people at risk for developing depression. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association estimates that more than a third of U.S. adults use prescription drugs that list depression or suicide as potential side effects. Over 200 commonly used medications studied include birth control pills, blood pressure medications, heart medications, antacids, and painkillers. The study found that using multiple medications increased the r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Depression Local TV Prescription Drugs talkers Source Type: news