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Aging MDs Prompt Call For Competency Tests at AMA MeetingWith one out of four U.S. doctors older than 65, the American Medical Association adopted a plan Monday to help decide when it's time for aging senior physicians to hang up the stethoscope.
AMA Policy Backs Strict E-Cigarette RestrictionsThe American Medical Association is pledging to use its lobbying power to seek strict limits on electronic cigarettes.
Doctors Say Obamacare Grace Period Will Leave Them With Unpaid BillsPhysicians are expressing concern that a 90-day grace period rule for health plans covered under the Affordable Care Act will allow insurance companies to deny payment to doctors.
30-Year Ban on Gay Blood Donors Endures Despite PressureThe U.S. gay-rights movement has achieved many victories in recent years — on marriage, military service and other fronts. Yet one vestige of an earlier, more wary era remains firmly in place: the 30-year-old nationwide ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual men.
Federal Regulators Look To Stop Billion Dollar Deals Between Drug Companies, Generic BrandsFederal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceutical corporations from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs. They argue these deals deny American consumers, usually for years, steep price declines that can top 90 percent.
Influential Pediatricians Group Backs Gay Marriage The nation's most influential pediatrician's group has endorsed gay marriage, saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child's health and well-being.
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