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Tom Price? Really? Add Your Name to NPA Statement Opposing Nomination

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Interim Operations Director December 3, 2016 at 3:20 PM

As many of know, a few days ago President-elect Trump named Rep. Tom Price as his nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Though several medical organizations quickly endorsed him, NPA led the opposition and was one of the first physician groups to openly oppose the nomination with our statement below: “The […]

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National Physicians Alliance Statement on the Nomination of Rep. Tom Price to be HHS Secretary

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Interim Operations Director November 30, 2016 at 11:30 AM

November 30, 2016 Statement attributable to: Manan Trivedi, MD, MPP President, National Physicians Alliance Contact: Becky Martin, Interim Operations Director National Physicians Alliance becky.martin@npalliance.net Cell: 941/518-7051 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “The National Physicians Alliance opposes the nomination of Dr. Tom Price to become the next Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).  Dr. Price’s efforts to […]

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Tell Congress Stop Push to Gut FDA & Raise Rx Prices

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Interim Operations Director November 28, 2016 at 4:16 PM

Since its inception, the National Physicians Alliance (NPA) has taken a strong stance to ensure that all patients have access to quality, affordable treatments, without undue industry influence. Aligned with these positions, NPA formed our Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Task Force to further ensure that the FDA regulatory process would yield drugs and devices […]

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#HelpAmericaHeal – Call to Action!

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Interim Operations Director November 19, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Last week, NPA convened an inspiring meeting in Washington, DC on the recent election and the way forward. NPA leaders, colleagues from like-minded physician groups, and allies from health justice and public interest organizations came together to share information, strengthen connections, and begin to plan for the next few years. We agreed, only by working […]

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From America’s Healers: A Letter to Our Patients in the Trump Era

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Interim Operations Director November 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM

We on the Board of Directors at NPA are so impressed with the letter below from doctors and students at the Cambridge Health Alliance, which aligns perfectly with the values and efforts of NPA towards effective, affordable healthcare; patients-centered, evidence-based medicine; and a condemnation of torture or “enhanced interrogations” in our society; that we asked […]

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Standing Up With Our Patients and Communities

Posted by Jeff Huebner, MD, Chair, NPA Board of Directors November 9, 2016 at 10:00 PM

The sun did rise this morning here in Wisconsin, but it was difficult for me to do so. I have been working for health care for all since my days in college 20 years ago. I am sad, I am frustrated, I am processing, but I had to get up and quickly, together with my […]

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NPA Welcomes New President Manan Trivedi, MD, MPP!

Posted by Jeff Huebner, MD, Chair, NPA Board of Directors October 31, 2016 at 1:37 PM

On behalf of our Board of Directors, I am excited to introduce you to Dr. Manan Trivedi, the new President of the National Physicians Alliance. NPA conducted a robust search process in the prior months that identified not only wonderful candidates for our posted position, but also an expanded vision for NPA’s future work to […]

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Difficult Conversations: No Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention Without Talking About Guns

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Interim Operations Director September 28, 2016 at 6:15 PM

Written by Marc W. Manseau, MD, MPH, NPA Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce Member September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. But as physicians, what should we be aware of, and how should we educate our patients about suicide? Like all manifestations of human psychology and behavior, suicide is the (catastrophic) result of an extremely complex and […]

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Resident Hours Cap Change – Speak out to ACGME

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Interim Operations Director September 22, 2016 at 12:40 PM

On September 22, the NPA sent a letter to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as they consider whether to eliminate the 16 consecutive hour cap on first year residents’ shifts instituted in 2011. This decision was made in response to a 2009 Institute of Medicine report linking sleep deprivation with medical error […]

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Special Invitation! Submit a “Less is More” Narrative to JAMA Internal Medicine

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Interim Operations Director September 2, 2016 at 1:31 PM

Written by Rosemary Gibson, JAMA Internal Medicine, Perspectives Editor; NPA Board of Directors Member I’m the Perspectives Editor for JAMA Internal Medicine, a section in the journal where we publish narratives from physicians, patients and family members about their experience of unnecessary medical treatment, or how they avoided it. I’d love to hear your ideas for […]

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