american medical association

A woman takes a drag off an e-cigarette. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

AMA Policy Backs Strict E-Cigarette Restrictions

The American Medical Association is pledging to use its lobbying power to seek strict limits on electronic cigarettes.

06/10/2014

Physicians 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.  (Getty Images)

Doctors Say Obamacare Grace Period Will Leave Them With Unpaid Bills

Physicians 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.

03/19/2014

The 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.(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

30-Year Ban on Gay Blood Donors Endures Despite Pressure

The 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.

09/15/2013

Federal 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. (Photo Illustration by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Federal Regulators Look To Stop Billion Dollar Deals Between Drug Companies, Generic Brands

Federal 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.

03/25/2013

File photo of a gay couple holding hands. (credit: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

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.

03/21/2013

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