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NPA Statement on Confirmation of FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director May 10, 2017 at 3:10 PM

Statement attributable to Manan Trivedi, MD, MPP President, National Physicians Alliance “The National Physicians Alliance (NPA) is dismayed that Dr. Scott Gottlieb was confirmed earlier today by the U.S. Senate as the next commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Given his lack of experience in public health, his extensive financial entanglements with drug, […]

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National Physicians Alliance Statement on American Health Care Act Vote

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director May 4, 2017 at 3:44 PM

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), passed today by the House of Representatives, will lead to 24 million fewer insured Americans, eliminate protections for those with preexisting conditions, gut coverage requirements by eliminating essential health benefits and end Medicaid as we know it. “As physicians, we know how that this legislation will devastate millions of […]

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Say No to ACA Repeal Vote!

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director May 4, 2017 at 6:00 AM

The disastrous Republican ACA repeal bill, the American Health Care Act, is going to the House floor for vote on Thursday and the count is very close. This is a Red Alert! We know we’ve asked before, but because this is so critical physician voices are heard loud and clear, we’re asking again. Please call […]

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NPA Opposes Newest Republican Health Care Proposal

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director April 27, 2017 at 2:03 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2017 CONTACT: Becky Martin, Advocacy Director National Physicians Alliance c: 941/518-7051 becky@npalliance.org National Physicians Alliance Opposes Newest Republican Health Care Proposal Statement attributable to Manan Trivedi, MD, MPP, President, National Physicians Alliance “The National Physicians Alliance remains opposed to the latest health care proposal. In fact, we feel the latest […]

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The U.S. Health Workforce Needs: Relying Now on Developing Country Professionals, U.S. Trained Workers in Future

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director April 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Written by NPA Board Members Richard Seifman, JD, MBA and Kate Tulenko, MD, MPH, MPhil Every year the US imports tens of thousands of foreign-born, foreign-trained health workers. Many of these workers provide critical services in rural areas, other underserved areas as well as in major cities. These workers often come from developing countries, some […]

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Selling Adult ADHD: NPR coverage helps advance drug industry marketing campaign

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director April 17, 2017 at 11:32 AM

Written by Susan Molchan, MD, a regular contributors at HealthNewsReview.org, who has previously worked at the FDA, and is a member of the NPA Board of Directors and FDA Task Force. Cross-posted from HealthNewsReview.org “Do You Zone Out? Procrastinate? Might be Adult ADHD.” If you think this sounds like the prelude to a drug commercial […]

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NPA Opposes Scott Gottlieb for FDA Commissioner

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director April 6, 2017 at 10:45 AM

NPA Opposes Scott Gottlieb for FDA Commissioner Concerns raised over lack of experience in public health, and extensive financial dealings with industry Download PDF The National Physicians Alliance (NPA) opposes the nomination of Dr. Scott Gottlieb for commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration given his lack of experience in public health, lack of focus […]

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What I Want For National Doctors’ Day: Lower Drug Prices For Patients

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director March 30, 2017 at 6:46 PM

Written by Sanjeev K. Sriram, MD, MPH, Huffington Post Contributor, former NPA Communications Director; Cross-posted from the Huffington Post I am not a fan of National Doctors’ Day. I’ve been a primary care pediatrician for almost 10 years, working exclusively in communities like southeast Washington, DC where families struggle just to get by. My work […]

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Physician Voices Help Protect Patients & Communities! AHCA Bill Withdrawn

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director March 25, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Thanks to your tireless work, the disastrous Republican health care bill has been abandoned! Make no mistake, this was a win for our patients and for our country. Your calls, emails, meetings, donations, op-eds, letters to the editor and all-around activism made a huge difference. This is a moment that should be celebrated and a […]

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CODE BLUE Alert – House Vote Today!

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director March 24, 2017 at 2:15 PM

The House of Representatives is set to vote today on the destructive Trump/Ryan healthcare plan and the vote is going to be extremely close. However, if we don’t voice our opposition loud and clear, this bill will pass. It has never been more important to call your Representative. Click here to find your Representative’s name […]

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