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Goodbye

American Medical News is ceasing publication after 55 years of serving physicians by keeping them informed of their rapidly changing profession. Read story


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Spotlighting 5 medical treatments that may be overused

Health professionals are prudent in re-examining some medical interventions to ensure that they are used appropriately for the sake of patient safety and quality care. Read story


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A multipronged approach to opioid safety

The AMA is engaging with all key players through a range of education and advocacy efforts to combat prescription drug abuse while preserving necessary patient access. Read story


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AMA takes aim at type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

As part of its strategic plan, the AMA is forming partnerships that initially focus on achieving better blood pressure control and preventing progression of prediabetes. Read story


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An unwarranted antitrust risk for state medical boards

A federal appeals court has charted a path that could lead to the impediment of regulatory boards to oversee patient health and safety. Read story


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Health reform medical liability shield a model of good sense

Georgia now protects its physicians from a possible liability loophole in the ACA. The rest of the nation must do the same. Read story


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Improvements needed for reports on industry gifts to doctors

Before collecting information on doctors’ financial ties to industry, CMS needs to make sure data are accurate, in context and not too hard to check. Read story


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Health data sharing needs an overhaul

To create a truly interoperable health care network, physicians need the incentives and flexibility to receive, use and share information. Read story