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NPA 2018 Copello Health Advocacy Fellows Focus on High Rx Prices

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director January 18, 2018 at 8:12 PM

NPA is excited to announce the 2018 class of NPA A. Gene Copello Health Advocacy Fellows. The theme of this year’s fellowship is physician advocacy to address high drug prices. An issue that is at the top of the list of public concerns and one that we, as clinicians, see on a near daily basis. […]

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NPA Strongly Opposes the Department of Homeland Security’s Policy of Family Separation

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director June 18, 2018 at 10:18 AM

The National Physicians Alliance (NPA) strongly urges the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to end the policy of separating asylum-seeking families at the border. As physicians, we know that detaining and separating families and children is traumatic and harmful and can cause long-lasting physical,  cognitive, psychological and emotional damage. Moreover, keeping […]

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Out of work? Don’t dare get sick under Medicaid

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director June 15, 2018 at 6:50 PM

Op-ed published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, June 15, 2018, written by Dr. Rhea Powell, primary care physician in Philadelphia, and NPA 2018 Copello Health Advocacy Fellow. Out of work? Don’t dare get sick under Medicaid As a primary care physician, I hear frequently from my patients about the challenges of navigating complex health systems and […]

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“Doc… why did she die?”

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director June 4, 2018 at 11:31 AM

Op-ed published in the Baltimore Sun, June 3, 2018, written by Dr. Nicky Mehtani, resident physician at Johns Hopkins, and NPA 2018 Copello Health Advocacy Fellow. “Doc… why did she die?” I had been faced with this question before, but was utterly unprepared to answer it this time, when it was asked by the 16-year-old […]

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NCHR and NPA Comments at FDA Advisory Committee on New Treatment for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director May 2, 2018 at 10:29 AM

Today, the NPA joined the National Center for Health Research in comments addressing concerns on the safety and efficacy of plazomicin as a new treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Thank you for the opportunity to speak today. I am Dr. Danielle Shapiro, I am a physician and senior fellow at the National Center for Health Research. […]

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NPA Thanks Rep. Rosa DeLauro for Shining Light on Deaths Associated with Nuplazid

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director May 1, 2018 at 1:30 PM

NPA sent the letter below to Connecticut House Representative Rosa DeLauro for her leadership in shining a light on deaths associated with Nuplazid. If you live in her congressional district we invite you to send your comments to Rep. DeLauro here. If you live outside her district and share our concerns we encourage you to […]

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Houston Physician Inspired by MSD High School Students

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director March 26, 2018 at 4:23 PM

Written by Dr. Bich-May Nguyen, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Houston, Texas I have been inspired by the teenagers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. They suffered a terrible tragedy that no child should suffer. Instead of recovering quietly and fading from the news cycle, the students led over 3000 school walk outs and over 800 international […]

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Join NPA for the March for Our Lives Saturday, March 24

Posted by Drew Hudson March 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Please join us Saturday, March 24 in locations across the country as we continue our stand against gun violence. We know gun violence is a public health epidemic and should be treated as such. As health care providers we bring a unique and critical perspective to this debate. That is why it is so important […]

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NPA Support Students National School Walk Out – Join Call to Ban Assault Weapons & Speak Out

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director March 14, 2018 at 9:58 AM

The National Physicians Alliance supports the students on Wednesday’s National School Walk Out . All of us who care about them must take action towards banning assault weapons from our communities and instituting common sense gun laws. Please join NPA and other allies in signing our petition calling for a ban on assault weapons. We […]

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Let’s Not Forget the Injured in Shootings

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director March 8, 2018 at 7:22 PM

Guest Editorial written by Ranit Mishori, M.D., M.H.S., for the American Academy of Family Physicians – AAFP News. Dr. Mishori is also a member of the NPA Board of Directors. I am a physician who, every once in a while, works with gunshot victims, though not in the way you see on TV medical dramas. […]

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Lift Your Voice to End Gun Violence – Petition, Media Training & Resources

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director February 23, 2018 at 1:24 PM

Like everyone else we are appalled at the latest mass shooting. Sadly we have seen this too many times before. We stood up against gun violence and the supporters of the status quo then and with your help we will continue to do so. Most importantly, we know that gun violence is a public health […]

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