Government & Medicine

Recent Government & Medicine Stories

Word Ban Harms CDC Work to Protect Public Health, AAFP Warns

Academy Demands That Medicine and Research Remain Nonpartisan

12/16/2017 — Restricting precise communication for political purposes will make it more difficult to protect the public health, the AAFP warned the administration.

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12/12/2017 — Physician organizations warned Congress that tax legislation being considered could reduce access to care and increase costs for patients and medical students.

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New Law Requires VA to Participate in State PDMPs

AAFP Had Urged Agency to Adopt Rule to Fight Opioid Crisis

12/07/2017 — A law that passed with bipartisan support requires the Veterans Health Administration to use prescription drug monitoring programs as a tool to combat opioid misuse.

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12/04/2017 — The AAFP recently outlined its major priorities for improving public health in a detailed statement to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

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Read the AAFP Leader Voices blog for two-way discussion on issues important to family medicine.

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