Should the COVID drug Paxlovid be available without a prescription? Some argue that pharmacists should be able to distribute the drug to people who have tested positive for COVID while others, including the AMA, believe that only physicians should be able to prescribe the drug because of some potentially dangerous drug-drug interactions. Cato Institute's Dr. Jeffrey Singer weighs in.
Socioeconomic determinants of health, diet, housing, transportation, literacy, and income all impact our health and response to care. But is it healthcare's responsibility to meet those needs?
How about companies just telling it like it is – in all its forms? We need to do better than Theranos, and the hubris of 23andMe that warranted FDA intervention and sanctioning of the firm.
When words like "world-renowned" are used in the medical realm (especially by people selling something, like an unnecessary product or procedure), beware. And then prepare yourself with a healthy dose of skepticism.
The American Medical Association owns the intellectual property rights to the system for determining physician fees – a property that generates $72 million annually. Why?
A doctor talking about gun safety is not advocating gun control. Let's get politics out of medicine.
The American Medical Association is seeing the switch to brighter, longer-lasting LED street lamps as troubling, even raising some health concerns that it's calling potentially "harmful." But to us, those concerns seem baffling and overblown, because when its policy statement is examined it's hard to discern what the concern is all about.
The American Medical Association (AMA) the largest association of physicians in the United States has called for an end to non-medical exemptions for vaccinations. They argued that there is no scientific basis for non-medical (philosophical or religious) exemptions and these exemptions put the public s health at risk. AMA doctors
A bipartisan coalition of Aussie lawmakers, led by P.M. Tony Abbott, has proposed that financial penalties be levied on parents who fail to get their children vaccinated against viral contagions
Last month's decision from the American Medical Association to label obesity as a disease has sparked much public criticism, and understandably so. A fresh perspective on the issue and one that shouldn t be ignored, comes from a Forbes op-ed by Dr. Geoffrey Kabat published today.