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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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It’s time to #MedOuttheVote

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director August 1, 2018 at 4:48 PM

Every day it is becoming more clear that healthcare is heavily influenced by policies and politics. Our ability to care for our patients is being determined not just in the hospital or in the home, but also on the Hill. We advocate for our patients with our letters, our phone calls, and our marches. But […]

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Why I wore my white doctor’s coat to protest family separation and detention

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director July 19, 2018 at 4:18 PM

Excerpt from op-ed published in the USA Today, June 18, 2018, written by Dr. Ranit Mishori, family physician and a professor of family medicine at Georgetown University. Dr. Mishori is also a Board Member of the National Physicians Alliance. Follow her on Twitter: @ranitmd  A couple of weeks ago I took an unusual selfie: it […]

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NPA Joins Consumer & Patient Groups Call on Trump/HHS to Lower Rx Drug Prices

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director July 17, 2018 at 11:00 PM

41 Consumer and Patient Groups Urge the Trump Administration to Take Real Action on Prescription Drugs NPA is proud to be a co-signer on public comments submitted by Families USA, Public Citizen, and 39 other national and state-based organizations including the Services Employees International Union, the National Partnership for Women and Families, the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, and […]

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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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