NPA in the News – 2011

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  • “Health care improvement at Washington state and federal levels call for courage,” The Seattle Times, op-ed by NPA member Charles Mayer (12/18/2011)
  • “Leading Physician Organizations Join Forces to Identify and Act on Ways to Reduce Inappropriate Use in Health Care System,” PR Newswire (12/14/2011)
  • “Choosing Wisely’ campaign launched,” Marilyn Mann’s Blog (12/14/2011)
  • “What Will End the Era of the Blockbuster Drug?” Time (12/13/2011)
  • “The End of Blockbuster Drugs?” The New Health Dialogue (12/13/2011)
  • “Putting the Charter into Practice Grantee: National Physicians Alliance,” The Medical Professionalism Blog, by NPA member Stephen Smith (12/2/2011)
  • “Study: Few Healthy Food Choices At Calif. Children’s Hospitals,” Kaiser Health News (12/1/2011)
  • “Why we must Occupy Healthcare,” KevinMD.com, posting by NPA member Mark Ryan (11/17/2011)
  • “Reducing Health Care Costs While Improving Care,” Health Affairs Blog (11/9/2011)
  • “New, Animated Video Shows Why So Many People Are Going Meatless On Mondays,” Huffington Post (11/7/2011)
  • “The Case For A ‘Check In’ Instead Of A Checkup,” NPR (11/1/2011)
  • “Doctors estimate $6.8 billion in unnecessary medical tests,” Washington Post (10/31/2011)
  • “$6.8 Billion Spent Yearly On 12 Unnecessary Tests and Treatments,” Kaiser Health News (10/31/2011)
  • “Physician Checklist Zaps Wasteful Spending,” HealthLeaders Media (10/27/2011)
  • “Food Day: Some pre-holiday season food for thought,” Baltimore Sun, by NPA Executive Director Jean Silver-Isenstadt (10/24/2011)
  • “Organizations Join Occupy Wall Street,” My Fox New York (10/23/2011)
  • “Best signs of Occupy Wall Street protests,” Christian Science Monitor (10/23/2011)
  • “Best photos from around the country,” Houston Chronicle (10/23/2011)
  • “Primary Care Docs Urged to Cut Care Not Medically Beneficial,” MedPage Today (10/20/2011)
  • “Bipartisan Bill Would Relax FDA Conflicts-of-Interest Policies,” RegBlog (10/20/2011)
  • “Groups explore Medicare savings, quality ideas,” Healthcare Finance News (10/19/2011)
  • “Heeding advice on primary care ‘don’ts’ would save $6.7 billion annually,” American Medical News (10/19/2011)
  • “Financial Conflicts ‘Pervasive’ On Key Medical Panels,” NPR’s Health Blog (10/12/2011)
  • “Prevalence of financial conflicts of interest among panel members producing clinical practice guidelines in Canada and United States: cross sectional study,” British Medical Journal (10/11/2011)
  • “National Physician’s Alliance Identifies Over $5 Billion in Potential Savings,” National Coalition on Health Care (10/5/2011)
  • “Editorial argues Inslee should shift focus from health care,” Seattle Times, LTE by NPA member Lisa Plymate (10/5/2011)
  • “Cigar Makers, Retailers Seek Exemption From FDA Regulations,” Convenience Store News (10/5/2011)
  • “Cigar shops, aficionados seek exemption from pending FDA regs,” The Daily Caller (10/4/2011)
  • “Top 5 Unnecessary Health-Care Costs,” Wall Street Journal Blog (10/4/2011)
  • “Choosing brand-name over generic statins can cost billions,” heartwire (10/3/2011)
  • “‘Top 5’ Lists Top $5 Billion,” Archives of Internal Medicine (10/1/2011)
  • “NWLC’s Weekly Roundup,” National Women’s Law Center Blog (9/30/2011)
  • “Will President Obama Save Medicare?” Huffington Post (9/26/2011)
  • “Hopkins Bayview uses grant to cut diagnostic testing,” The Baltimore Sun (9/23/2011)
  • “State revenue forecast down; more budget cuts needed,” Seattle Times, LTE by NPA member Megan DeBell (9/22/2011)
    • Linked at Community Health Network of Washington
  • “New Grants Address Issues of Resource Use in Health Care System: ABIM Foundation Supports Medical Professionalism Projects In Diverse Health Care Settings,” PR Leap (9/21/2011)
  • “Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Receives New Grant to Address Issues of Resource Use in Health Care System,” Baltimore CitybizList (9/21/2011)
  • “Unnecessary EKGs – The Heart of the Matter,” The Medical Professionalism Blog, by NPA member Stephen Smith (9/20/2011)
  • “Big soda won’t solve obesity problem,” Philadelphia Inquirer, op-ed by NPA member David Grande (9/16/2011)
  • “Consumer Reports publication quite useful,” Madras Pioneer (9/07/2011)
  • “Groups Want J&J Silicone Breast Implants Off The Market,” redOrbit (8/31/2011)
  • “Health Advocates: Sale of J&J Breast Implants Should Stop,” Secaucus New Jersey News (8/31/2011)
  • “Recall J&J breast implants, consumer groups tell FDA panel,” MassDevice (8/31/2011)
  • “Consumer groups: Stop sale of J&J breast implants,” Reuters (8/30/2011)
  • “Doctors, hospitals can’t save day if safety net rots,” New Haven Register, op-ed by NPA member Steven Wolfson (8/24/2011)
  • “National Physicians Group Protests FDA Attempts to Allow Industry Influence,” POGO (8/11/2011)
  • “Watchdogs bark as FDA relaxes rules on conflict of interest,” MM&M (8/9/2011)
  • “One practice’s experiment in refusing detail rep visits,” Journal of Family Practice (8/2011)
  • “The Top 5,” MyPhysicalTherapySpace.Com Blog (7/23/2011)
  • “Tips for improving quality of primary care,” The Clinical Advisor (7/15/2011)
  • “Cutbacks can be targeted to lessen the pain,” Irish Times (7/12/2011)
  • “Research Aims to Reduce Over-Practicing Among PCPS,” MedHok (7/6/2011)
  • “Data-mining law struck down: Supreme Court sides with drug companies in Vermont ruling,” Modern Healthcare (6/27/2011)
  • “Keep Medicaid strong and protect our children,” The Hill, op-ed by NPA member Sanjeev Sriram (7/1/2011)
  • “Article on Top Five Patient Care Tips Mirrors Many Existing AAFP Policies,” AAFP (6/20/2011)
  • “How to Look Good Naked,” Blue Latitude (6/17/2011)
  • “Implementation of the Physician Sunshine Payment Provision: CMS gearing-up to publish notice of proposed rulemaking,” Premier Surgeon (6/13/2011)
  • “When to just say no,” Center for Medical Consumers (6/10/2011)
  • “Doctors Dos and Don’ts,” One Medical Group Blog (6/10/2011)
  • “Can a Doctor Ask About Anything? Fla. bill limits what can be asked about guns,” CNN Newsroom (6/9/2011)
  • “Ask Dr. Hallberg: The 5 routine procedures for doctors to avoid,” MPR News (6/9/2011)
  • “Awareness: Top 5 Don’ts for Doctors in Primary Care,” New York Times (6/3/2011)
    • Linked at DailyMe
    • Linked at DailyComet.com
    • Linked at American Health Line
    • Linked at Brown University Biomed News Blog
  • “Panel targets primary care ‘don’ts,” AMA’s American Medical News (6/3/2011)
  • “How primary care physicians can improve health and lower costs,” KevinMD.com (6/2/2011)
  • “Under the Influence: Doctors getting big bucks from Big Pharma,” KVNO News (6/2/2011)
  • “Stirrings of sanity on health-care spending,” Philly.com (6/1/2011)
  • “Under the Influence – Omaha doctors receive big money from big pharma,” The Reader (6/1/2011)
  • “US doctors identify top five activities that can be reduced,” British Medical Journal (5/26/2011)
  • “Leave Well Enough Alone,” National Center for Policy Analysis (5/26/2011)
    • Linked at Wall Street Journal
  • “National Physicians Alliance: The Top 5 Ways To Improve Primary Care; Pediatrics,” Health Sprocket (5/26/2011)
  • “The Top 5 Ways to Improve Primary Care (and Reduce Costs…),” Taking Note: A Century Foundation Group Blog (5/26/2011)
    • Cross-posted at Health Beat
  • “GPs told that less is more,” BestHealth from BMJ Group (5/25/2011)
    • Reposted at WebMD
  • “Doctors throw weight behind SustiNet, despite reservations,” CT Post (5/25/2011)
  • “National Physicians Alliance Releases ‘Top 5’ Lists for Improving Primary Care,” Physician’s First Watch (5/25/2011)
  • “Top Five Clinical Activities Identified for Improving Care,” DoctorsLounge (5/25/2011)
  • “Some CT Doctors Urge Passage of SustiNet,” Public News Service (5/25/2011)
  • “National Physicians Alliance: The Top 5 Ways To Improve Primary Care; Internal Medicine,” Health Sprocket (5/25/2011)
  • “Report: Fewer Antibiotic Rx, Tests Could Improve Care,” California Healthline (5/25/2011)
  • “Top 5 list to improve quality of primary care medicine,” HealthNewsReview Blog (5/25/2011)
  • “Advice from Doctors: Top 5 Ways to Lower Costs and Improve Care,” Time (5/24/2011)
  • “Doctors group targets unnecessary screenings,” WHYY newsWorks (5/24/2011)
  • “Improving Patient Care Possible with 12 Key Activities,” Insider Medicine (5/24/2011)
  • “7 tests and treatments docs say you often don’t need,” Consumer Reports (5/24/2011)
  • “Physicians name top 5 areas of concern in pediatrics, family medicine and internal medicine,” Healthcare Finance News (5/24/2011)
  • “Ways for Your Doctor to Lower Your Healthcare Cost,” CBS 8 News Montgomery, AL (5/24/2011)
  • “News Review from Harvard Medical School – Improving Medical Care, at Lower Cost?” InteliHealth (5/24/2011)
  • “AIM: Imaging dominates list of primary care don’ts,” Cardiovascular Business (5/24/2011)
    • Cross-posted at CMIO
  • “NPA Names ‘Top 5’ Cost Drivers in Primary Care,” HealthLeaders Media (5/24/2011)
  • “Doctors Can Improve Patient Care with 12 Key Activities,” Insider Medicine (5/24/2011)
  • “Fewer tests, less antibiotics improve primary care,” Fierce Healthcare (5/24/2011)
  • “Most Wasteful Treatments , Procedures in Primary Care,” MedScape (5/23/2011)
  • “Doctors prescribe fewer tests for better care,” Reuters (5/23/2011)
    • Reposted at MSNBC
    • Reposted at Yahoo! Health
    • Reposted at Examiner
    • Reposted at WHTC 1450
    • Reposted at LifeScript
    • Reposted at WSAU News Talk
    • Reposted at EmployeeBenefit News
    • Reposted at WIN 98.5
  • “How to Improve Medical Care? Doctors’ Group Counts the Ways,” PBS NewsHour (5/23/2011)
    • Linked at Fuse
  • “Physicians’ Group Releases Top Five Recommendations for Improving Primary Care,” Science Daily (5/23/2011)
    • Reposted at Medical News Today
  • “Experts Issue ‘Top 5’ List for Better Primary Care,” U.S. News (5/23/2011)
    • Cross-posted at healthfinder.gov
  • “Group of doctors say they will get behind state SustiNet health plan,” New Haven Register (5/23/2011)
  • “Top 5 list helps primary care doctors make wiser clinical decisions,” EurekAlert! (5/23/2011)
  • “Reader Consult: Are These The Top 5 Ways To Improve Primary Care?” The Wall Street Journal Health Blog (5/23/2011)
  • “The Top 5: Better Care for Less Health Care $,” FGate City Brights Blog (5/23/2011)
  • “Physicians’ Group Targets Inappropriate Tests, Treatments,” news@JAMA (5/23/2011)
  • “Top 5 Recommendations for Improving Primary Care Issued Today by National Physicians Alliance,” HelpingYouCare (5/23/2011)
  • “The ‘Top 5’ Lists in Primary Care: Meeting the Responsibility of Professionalism,” Archives of Internal Medicine (5/23/2011)
  • “Docs Begin To Climb Back On Board With SustiNet,” CT News Junkie (5/23/2011)
  • “Time for political signs to come down, Fort Dix Five return to court,” WHYY newsWorks (5/23/2011)
  • “Why Don’t You Profit When Pharmacies Sell Your Prescription?” Huffington Post (5/20/2011)
    • Cross-posted at Guernica
  • “Florida Voter Suppression Bill Toxic for Democracy,” Huffington Post (5/7/2011)
  • “Voter suppression toxic for democracy,” Tampa Bay Online (5/6/2011)
  • “Guns are within my scope of practice,” SFGate City Brights Blog (5/4/2011)
  • “Limitations Of The Evidence Base For Prescribing Aripiprazole In Maintenance Therapy Of Bipolar Disorder,” Medical News Today (5/3/2011)
  • “Cuts to Medi-Cal hurt South LA Residents,” Intersections South LA (4/12/2011)
  • “Inside Health Care: Overtested,” Prepared Patient Forum Blog (4/12/2011)
  • “Is Enthusiasm for Affordable Care Act Challenge Wanning Among Right-Wing Amicus Groups?” The Wonk Room (4/3/2011)
  • “One Year Later,” KQED Radio (3/29/2011)
  • “Letters to the Editors – It’s working for everyone,” San Francisco Chronicle (3/25/2011)
  • “Health care reform has helped children,” The Baltimore Sun (3/25/2011)
  • “Affordable Care Act and Women’s Health Blog-a-thon – The Posts,” National Women’s Law Center Blog (3/24/2011)
  • “Affordable Care Act passed one year ago,” The Seattle Times (3/22/2011)
  • “Supporting Polluters Over Kids, Part II:  Senate Edition,” Natural Resources Defense Council Staff Blog (2/1/2011)
    • Cross-posted at Grist
    • Reposted at Secret of World Pollution
  • “Health Groups, Disease-Specific Organizations File Briefs In Support of Health Reform Law,” The Wonk Room (1/21/2011)
  • “Another amicus brief in TMLC v. Obama,” ACA Litigation Blog (1/21/2011)
  • “As a Doctor, How Do I Prescribe Repeal?” (Editorial by NPA Board Member) Huffington Post (1/19/2011)
  • “Vocal Physicians Group Renews Health Law Fight,” New York Times (1/18/2011)
    • Reposted at Meet the 112th
  • “Inverse benefits due to drug marketing undermine patient safety and public health,” EurekAlert! (1/13/2011)
    • Reposted at ScienceBlog
  • “The Unbranded Doctor,” Jack’s posterous (1/13/2011)
    • Reposted at PharmaGossip
    • Reposted at Mark Walmsley Blog

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