American Medical Association

AMA names president-elect

Steven Stack will be the association's youngest president when he takes office in 2015.

AMA to shutter newspaper amid ad turmoil

AMA to shutter newspaper amid ad turmoil

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American Medical News' 55-year publishing run will come to a close this year, the AMA, its publisher, said today.

Good day, Sunshine: Tools help docs track payments

Good day, Sunshine: Tools help docs track payments

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With a new era of transparency for doctors and life science manufacturers kicking off today, here's how some organizations are keeping physicians informed.

Business briefs: Alexion, AMA, Eli Lilly

Alexion plans on moving into new HQ in 2015, AMA declares obesity is a disease, FDA looks into Zyprexa patient deaths

Business briefs: Medtronic, AMA, Komen, GSK, Lilly, AZN

Studies undercut Medtronic spine treatment benefit, AMA wars over obesity classification, Komen gets a new CEO, GSK offloads thrombosis meds, Lilly gains diabetes treatment, AZN chooses new site

Congress spares pharmas from going over another cliff—for now

Congress spares pharmas from going over another cliff—for now

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For the drug industry, the big news in the "fiscal cliff" deal is that the next big congressional showdown—one that could have big implications for the healthcare industries—has been kicked down the road a couple months.

JAMA shows a knack for multi-channel outreach

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The fan base of the AMA's publishing arm grew 115% in the second quarter.

AMA ushers in new president, familiar priorities

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The American Medical Association closed out its annual meeting Wednesday with a series of new resolutions and a new president, psychiatrist Jeremy Lazarus.

Congress takes a stab at IPAB

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Congressional Republicans -- and even a few Democrats -- are pressing the attack on the Independent Payment Advisory Board for Medicare, a part of the Affordable Care Act opposed by both PhRMA and the AMA.

Steep drop seen in providers of community-based CME

Steep drop seen in providers of community-based CME

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State-accredited CME providers continue to decrease, with 68 dropping out as of last year, but so far the trend has not posed a threat to physician education, one official says.

On fifth try, AMA ethics proposal becomes CME policy

On fifth try, AMA ethics proposal becomes CME policy

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A new report passed by AMA delegates draws ethical boundaries around the use of industry funding for medical education, stopping well short of the all-out ban seen in some previous versions.

AMA to help docs cash in on EHR stimulus dollars

AMA to help docs cash in on EHR stimulus dollars

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Doctors that demonstrate the "meaningful use" of electronic health records (EHR) in their practices are eligible for at least $44,000 over five years, an incentive the American Medical Association is facilitating with a new partnership.

Bid to restrict industry-backed CME rebuffed, again

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A third attempt by an AMA ethics council asking physicians and medical institutions to curb industry funding for professional educational activities was rebuffed yesterday.

AMA, FICS coalition launch consumer flu site

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The AMA partnered with the Flu Information Care System (FICS) - a coalition of pharmacies, drug makers, state governments, tech providers and others - to launch a flu assessment site for consumers.

AMA hops on the social media bandwagon

AMA hops on the social media bandwagon

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In just over a month, the American Medical Association has launched a YouTube channel, a blog and a Facebook page.

AMA stumps for health bill on YouTube

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The American Medical Association reasserted its support for America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 (H.R. 3200) in a YouTube video starring AMA president James Rohack, a cardiologist from Texas.


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