American Medical Association

The American Medical Association (AMA), founded in 1847 and incorporated in 1897, is the largest association of physicians—both MDs and DOs—and medical students in the United States.
Posts about American Medical Association
  • Let the Sun Shine! Report says that Pharma Paid Billions to Docs

    … in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found a distinct correlation between “sponsored meals” and the prescribing patterns of doctors. Give a doctor a free pizza and he or she is more likely to prescribe pricey drugs instead of more affordable generics. The federal Anti-Kickback Statute has long made it illegal to pay bribes…

    Due Diligence- 12 readers -
  • The E-cigarette Movement – A Safe Alternative?

    … smoking. Several studies indicate a reduction in smoking but not complete cessation. • There are no studies specifically addressing product safety. 2012: • The Centers for Disease Control announce a surge in e-cig used among middle and high school students. Numbers of youth users doubles between 2011 and 2012. • Research in the United Kingdom…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 16 readers -
  • AMA Tackles Ads and Prices of Prescription Drugs

    … By Greg Webb, 12-04-15 The American Medical Association, AMA, is calling for a ban on direct to consumer ads of prescription medications and medical devices. We all know the ads that pop up with increasing frequency, telling us which newest, best and most expensive drugs we need. The AMA and Democratic Presidential hopefuls are pushing…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 10 readers -
  • Teens Being Lured with Tobacco Flavored Products

    … Researchers at the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products looked at data on 13,651 US teens surveyed on their use of tobacco products. The results confirm concerns about the growing use of e-cigarettes among teens and the way in which manufacturers are targeting teen smokers. The report, published recently in the Journal of the American Medical…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 43 readers -
  • PA Appellate Court Curbs Impairment Rating Evaluations

    … the ability to subject an injured worker to an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE). Like an insurance medical examination (IME), the IRE requires a physical examination by a doctor. The examining doctor must then use the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, which is now in its sixth edition. If the claimant…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 10 readers -
  • Are New Abuse-Deterrent Opioids Working? Not Yet. . .

    … The FDA and drug makers have worked to make painkillers resistant to abuse, most notably, OxyContin. In 2010, the manufacturer, Purdue Pharma added features to the drug to make it hard for the pills to be altered and used by addicts. OxyContin is one of the more prominent painkillers linked to the rising rates of opioid abuse in recent years…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 15 readers -
Get the top posts daily into your mailbox!