NPA in the News – 2014

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  • “#BlackHealthMatters,” Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut (12/11/2014)
  • “New Poll Reveals Overwhelming Majority of Doctors Concerned About Antibiotics Use on Healthy Food Animals,” Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut (11/2/2014)
  • “FDA Panel Votes to Keep Boxed Warning on Chantix,” ABC News (10/16/2014)
  • “Up in Smoke? Consumer Groups Want Tougher Warnings for Pfizer’s Chantix,” Wall Street Journal (10/8/2014)
  • “Op-Ed: Dietitians’ services should be covered under Medicaid,” CT Mirror (9/15/2014)
  • “Use trusted source for medical advice,” The Day, New London, CT (7/22/2014)
  • “The Question Doctors Can’t Ask,” The Atlantic (8/11/2014)
  • “Doctors, Patients and Guns,” NY Times (8/7/2014)
  • “Nothing’s free, in Saturday letters: A light on drugs, doctors,” Houston Chronicle, (8/2/2014) responding to “Federal website to shine light on drug companies, doctors Patients will be able to track manufacturers’ ties to providers,” published 7/27/2014
  • “Op-Ed: Federal insurance and Obamacare: Why this birthday matters,” CT Mirror (7/30/2014)
  • “Cost-effectiveness campaign should compel physicians to be good stewards of finite healthcare resources,” The Hospitalist (6/6/2014)
  • “Medical Procedures: Prepare to Ask Good Questions,” The AARP Bulletin – Wisconsin (6/1/2014)
  • “Op-Ed: Review of children’s mental healthcare is vital,” The CT Mirror (5/26/2014)
  • “Dems request $60 million for CDC to study gun violence as public health crisis,” Guns.com (5/22/2014)
  • “Dem bills aim to restart gun research,” UPI (5/21/2014)
  • “Health tests: Some can help, some can hurt,” Pocono Record (5/15/2014)
  • “Lessons in emergency wait times: In Ethiopia, the sick go first,” The Globe and Mail (5/8/2014)
  • “Reducing Firearm-Related Deaths: A Public Safety Issue,” ACP-CT News (4/28/2014)
  • “Gun Safety and Public Health,” The League of Women Voters of Tacoma News, Pierce County, WA (4/26/2014)
  • “Access to health care helps all Texans pursue life, liberty, happiness,” Dallas Morning News (4/15/2014)
  • “Murthy would make a fine Surgeon General,” San Antonio Express-News (4/2/2014)
  • “FDA Panel Recommends Two New Antibiotics – Speakers Debate Agency’s Approach to Drugs for Resistant Infections,” Wall Street Journal (3/31/2014)
  • “Senate should approve U.S. Surgeon General nominee, despite ‘paranoid’ NRA opposition,” Guest column by NPA President Jim Scott, MD, Portland Business Journal (3/31/2014)
  • “Are Guns a Public Health Issue?” Commentary by Dr. Ricky Choi, NPA Board Member and Oakland pediatrician. Perspectives, WQED Radio (3/31/2014)
  • “Dr. Nguyen: Helping Women Control their Fertility,” Me & My OBG (3/25/2014)
  • “NRA should keep out of choice of U.S. Surgeon General,” San Francisco Chronicle (3/25/2014)
  • “Towards an insured and healthy Norwalk,”  The Hour (3/16/2014)
  • “Fever Pitch: Fox Continues Smear Campaign Against Surgeon General Nominee,” Media Matters (3/19/2014)
  • “On Fox News, Doctors Asking Children About Gun Safety Is Controversial,” Media Matters (3/18/2014)
  • “The Surgeon General Does Not Need the NRA’s Approval,” Huffington Post (3/18/2014)
  • “Surgeon General Nominee,” NY Times (3/17/2014)
  • “Dangers Of Overtreatment Focus Of March 18 Foundation Forum,” Connecticut Health I-Team (3/12/2014)
  • “Do more to keep us safe from guns,” WestLinn Tidings, Pamplin Media Group (3/6/2014)
  • “Another View: Obese U.S. must retool sugar policy,” TheTownTalk.com (3/5/2014)
  • Doctor Talks With Seniors About Changes That Will Come With Age,” CBS Philly (3/5/2014)
  • “26 Leading Health Groups Call on Drug Stores and Other Retailers to Follow CVS’s Example and End Tobacco Sales,” PR Newswire (2/26/2014)
  • “Health groups fight Republican push to deregulate medical technology,” The Hill, (2/21/2014)
  • “Industry group voices ‘extreme’ concern with PROTECT Act,” FierceMobileHealthcare (2/19/2014)
  • “Faces of the Affordable Care Act: Dr. Douglas Olson,” Wall Street Journal Online, (2/18/2014)
  • “How Pharma Got Doctors to Prescribe Risperdal, Wellbutrin, Bextra, Neurontin, Prempro and More,” OEN OpEdNews.com (2/17/2014)
  • “Gun control activists shift tactics,” CT Mirror (2/4/2014)
  • “My View: Block gun violence with background checks,” Portland Tribune, OR (2/13/2014)
  • “EL OBAMACARE Y SU RELACION CON LOS NIÑOS EN LA NACION,” DLatinos (2/12/2014)
  • “Limiting Low-Value Care by Choosing Wisely,” Virtual Mentor: AMA Journal of Ethics (2/2014)
  • “Obamacare catching on in Illinois,” Chicago Sun Times (1/28/2014)
  • “Commentary: Medicaid in Texas should be expanded,” The Leader News, Houston, TX (1/13/2014)
  • “Chi-raq:  How teenagers view Chicago,” Chicago Sun Times (1/8/2014)

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