Putting a stop to the opioid abuse crisis in Montana - The Missoulian - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 14:39

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Putting a stop to the opioid abuse crisis in Montana
The Missoulian
Patrice A. Harris, M.D., M.A., is chair of the American Medical Association and chair of AMA's Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse. Marc C. Mentel, D.O., is chair of the Montana Medical Association Prescription Drug Abuse Reduction Committee.

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Here Are the 5 Worst Recreational Drugs Ever - L.A. Weekly - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 14:09

L.A. Weekly

Here Are the 5 Worst Recreational Drugs Ever
L.A. Weekly
The American Psychiatric Association's description of the drug's effects is one for the books: [Users] experienced ongoing psychotic symptoms, including auditory and visual hallucinations, paranoid delusions, odd or flat affect, thought blocking ...

EpiPen CEO: Blame the 'broken' system, not me - CNNMoney - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 14:03

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EpiPen CEO: Blame the 'broken' system, not me
CNNMoney
The American Medical Association, which represents nearly a quarter of a million doctors, also knocked Mylan for raising the price even though the product is "unchanged" since 2009. The AMA said the "sticker shock" threatens to keep EpiPens out of ...
EpiPen maker Mylan will make its allergy treatment more affordableThe Verge
Why Mylan's 'savings card' won't make EpiPen cheaper for all patientsWashington Post
Sen. Manchin mum on EpiPen hikes by daughter's drug companyNews8000.com - WKBT
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EpiPen maker Mylan will make its allergy treatment more affordable - The Verge - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:51

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EpiPen maker Mylan will make its allergy treatment more affordable
The Verge
The maker of the EpiPen will make its lifesaving allergy treatment more affordable after mounting pressure from the likes of Hillary Clinton, who yesterday called the device's price hikes "outrageous." Mylan NV will offer a savings card that covers as ...
Under pressure, Mylan will expand patient assistance to lower EpiPen costsWashington Post

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Two Big Reasons Prescription Drug Prices Are So Much Higher in the US - The Fiscal Times - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:30

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Two Big Reasons Prescription Drug Prices Are So Much Higher in the US
The Fiscal Times
The lengthy study by Aaron S. Kesselheim, Jerry Avorn and Ameet Sarpatwari, published Tuesday in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, was based on peer-reviewed medical and health policy literature between 2005 and July 2016.
U.S. Prescription Costs Highest in the WorldMYFOXZONE.com
If you live in the US, you pay too much for prescription drugsThe Verge
What's behind the sharp rise in prescription drug prices?CBS News
NPR -NBCNews.com -Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com
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Seven times the medical establishment got it wrong - TRT World - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:10

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Seven times the medical establishment got it wrong
TRT World
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published its first cigarette advertisement in 1933 "after careful consideration of the extent to which cigarettes were used by physicians in practice." The advertisements ran for two decades. The ...

Doctors Demand Mylan Lower EpiPen Price - Forbes - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:52

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Doctors Demand Mylan Lower EpiPen Price
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The American Medical Association and other doctor groups joined members of Congress and Hillary Clinton urging EpiPen manufacturer Mylan to “rein in exorbitant costs” of its life-saving device for allergy sufferers. The move by the nation's largest ...
EpiPen cost soars, but it's not the only drug toCNN
Hillary Clinton, AMA urge EpiPen manufacturer to rein in 'exorbitant' costsSTAT
Mylan Boosts Assistance for EpiPen After Pricing BacklashWall Street Journal
Daily Mail -Fortune -USA TODAY -News | Mylan
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Derma Sciences Receives Reimbursement Coding for New MEDIHONEY® Hydrogel Dressings - Yahoo Finance - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:32

Derma Sciences Receives Reimbursement Coding for New MEDIHONEY® Hydrogel Dressings
Yahoo Finance
They are based on the Current Procedural Technology (CPT) codes developed by the American Medical Association. Wound dressings and other supplies cannot be reimbursed through Medicare without set HCPCS codes. Additionally, most private health ...

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Putting a Stop to the Opioid Abuse Crisis - Flathead Beacon - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:17

Putting a Stop to the Opioid Abuse Crisis
Flathead Beacon
Montana has made progress. The state has stepped up to lead a strong, diligent fight against opioid misuse, overdose and death. We must continue the positive trends – and work even harder. The American Medical Association is proud to support the work ...

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Even as medical marijuana becomes more widespread, there's little science to show it works - Tampabay.com - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 09:58

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Even as medical marijuana becomes more widespread, there's little science to show it works
Tampabay.com
Groups ranging from the American Medical Association to the Brookings Institution have pushed to make research easier. It wasn't always this way. The cannabis plant was used as medicine in the United States for nearly a century. In the 1930s, tabloids ...
DEA should 'do no harm' on medical marijuanaDaily Press

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Deconstructing and Reconstructing the “Goldwater Rule” - Psychiatric Times (blog)

Deconstructing and Reconstructing the “Goldwater Rule”Psychiatric Times (blog)On the face of it, the statement by Dr Maria A. Oquendo, President of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), could not have been clearer: “. . .

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