Government & Medicine

Recent Government & Medicine Stories

Senate Confirms Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., as Surgeon General

AAFP Praises Confirmation of Prevention Champion

12/16/2014 — The nomination of physician educator and practicing internist Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., to become U.S. surgeon general has finally earned the Senate's thumbs-up.

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Defense Authorization Act Eliminates Military's Tobacco Discount

Legislation Prohibits Banning Tobacco Sales on Base

12/15/2014 — The just-passed 2015 National Defense Authorization Act eliminates the discount for tobacco sold at military exchanges, but also prohibits banning the sale of tobacco products in such facilities.

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Making the Rounds on Capitol Hill

Physician Payment, GME Funding Focus of AAFP Advocacy

11/26/2014 — AAFP leaders went to Capitol Hill last week to discuss major issues affecting primary care such as the sustainable growth rate, Medicaid payment parity and support for teaching health centers.

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