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Drawing the Line Between Personal Beliefs and Patient Rights

Drawing the Line Between Personal Beliefs and Patient Rights

There's only one way to resolve the dissonance between personal beliefs and professional obligations: remembering that physicians take an oath pledging fealty to patients' health, not their own belief systems.

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AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal

AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal

The American Medical Association House of Delegates has adopted a policy that sets health equity as a goal for the U.S. health care system.

FDA Seeks to Standardize Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps

FDA Seeks to Standardize Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps

Appropriate and standardized regulation of mobile medical applications may enable faster adoption and integration of these technology platforms in the health care environment

ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance

ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance

After ACA was implemented, self-employed individuals and wage earners without employer-sponsored health coverage offers had coverage gains equal to or greater than those of people not employed.

Should Brand-Name Drug Manufacturers Be Held Liable for Generic Drug Counterparts?

Should Brand-Name Drug Manufacturers Be Held Liable for Generic Drug Counterparts?

Both generic and brand manufacturers are protected from legal liability from failure-to-warn claims in most jurisdictions.

AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine

AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine

The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates has adopted a new policy to study, act for, and advocate to advance gender equity in medicine.

Republican Opposition to Obamacare: What's Done, What's to Come

Republican Opposition to Obamacare: What's Done, What's to Come

Republicans who have fought against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for years are at a crossroads after their opposition largely failed.

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Additional codes have been approved by the Current Procedural Terminology Editorial Panel for chronic care remote physiologic monitoring and internet consultations.

FDA Approval of Medication With a Digital Monitoring System: Major Breakthrough or "Brave New World"?

FDA Approval of Medication With a Digital Monitoring System: Major Breakthrough or "Brave New World"?

Abilify MyCite adds a digital sensor to the medication aripiprazole. The sensor, an ingestible event marker, is activated by contact with stomach acids and transmits a signal to a skin patch the patient wears, which then transmits to an app.

AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions

AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions

A new policy opposing lockout provisions that block Medicaid patients from the program for lengthy periods and instead supporting allowing patients to reapply immediately for redetermination was adopted by the American Medical Association House of Delegates during the AMA's annual meeting in Chicago, according to an article published in the association's AMA Wire.

FDA Taps Social Media to Identify and Assess Emerging Drug Abuse Threats

FDA Taps Social Media to Identify and Assess Emerging Drug Abuse Threats

The FDA continues to battle the nation's opioid problem even as it looks to detect and prevent the next threat.