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Patent Medicine Redux: Drug Ads vs. Psychotherapy

Posted by September 24, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Written by E. James Lieberman, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Originally published in Psych Central (2010). Dr. Lieberman is a member of the National Physicians Alliance’s Communications Committee. My father got his M.D. in 1930; I got mine in 1958. Insulin and penicillin came into being […]

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FDA-Approved: Protecting the Legacy of Heroes

Posted by September 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Written by Lisa Plymate, MD, Co-Chair of the National Physicians Alliance FDA Task Force. Dr. Plymate practices primary care internal medicine and geriatrics in Seattle, Washington. I was a 10 percenter. I came of age in the late sixties and was one of only ten women in my medical school class, the only woman in […]

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Threats to Clinical Free Speech: Women’s Health & State House Overreach

Posted by September 12, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Please join us for the next in the NPA’s Policy Call Series: Threats to Clinical Free Speech: Women’s Health & State House Overreach Hear from a Virginia State Delegate and an attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights Tuesday, September 17 from 9:00 to 10:00pm EST Our Guest Speakers will be: Jennifer McClellan, Virginia State […]

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Trauma-informed Community Care

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director September 5, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Written by Kathleen Grimm, MD, internal medicine and palliative care physician practicing in Buffalo, New York.  Dr. Grimm is a 2012 NPA Copello Fellow. The Institute of Medicine report “US Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health”  offers a sobering reflection on the state of health in this country. The poor health of U.S. […]

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Antibiotics to patients: Too Much, Too Often; Antibiotics for patients: Help, Not Harm

Posted by August 27, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Written by Rosemary Johann-Liang, M.D., FAAP, President, AccessAbility MedCare, LLC on behalf of the National Physicians Alliance Food and Drug Administration Task Force “Please write me that Z-Pak, Doctor, my son needs something strong to knock that terrible cough right off.” It is 4 pm, your blood sugar is at rock bottom and the thought […]

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Copello Health Advocacy Fellowship

Posted by Jean Silver-Isenstadt, MD, PhD, NPA Executive Director August 26, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Applications are now being accepted for the NPA’s 2013 Copello Health Advocacy Fellowship.  If you are a physician who would like to deepen your advocacy efforts and NPA involvement in the coming year, consider becoming a Copello Fellow!  Deadline is August 31th and the application is straightforward.  Free registration to the NPA Annual Conference is provided […]

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What’s New in the 2014 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard?

Posted by August 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM

The AMSA PharmFree Scorecard — a tool to assess the content of policies at medical schools throughout the country — has gone through multiple iterations since it was first launched in 2007. The new AMSA PharmFree Scorecard set for release in 2014 will include multiple revisions to strengthen its reach and accuracy. These updates — […]

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Creative Solutions to Overuse: A New Best Practice

Posted by August 16, 2013 at 10:48 AM

It’s been a big Summer for the movement to reduce overused medical procedures. In July, the Proceedings from the National Summit on Overuse were published. In August, the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation (ABIMF) announced that as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, leading medical specialty societies will release more than 30 new lists […]

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Join Online National Grand Rounds >> Value-Based Prescribing: What Drives Physician Behavior?

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director July 25, 2013 at 10:40 AM

  Value-Based Prescribing: What Drives Physician Behavior? Live Webcast – Monday, August 5, 2013 from 7-8pm (EST) / 4-5pm (PST) Register Here Speakers: Richard J. Baron, MD, President  & CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine Dr. Baron, board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics, is President and CEO of the American Board of […]

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Big Pharma Mobilizing Patient Groups in Fight Over Clinical Trial Transparency

Posted by July 22, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Two of the largest pharmaceutical industry trade bodies — the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations (EFPIA) and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhMRA) — plan to mobilize patient groups in the debate on clinical trial transparency. Inform yourself about the leaked memo from industry bodies revealing the pharma strategy. Reported in The Guardian: […]

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