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WHO has developed guidelines for selecting therapy for treatment intensiﬁcation in type 2 diabetes and on the use of insulin in type 1 and 2 diabetes in resource-poor settings.
AHA, ADA, and Others Express Concern Around Proposed Legislation to Protect Those With Preexisting Conditions
The American Heart Association has published a statement in opposition of the latest Senate healthcare bill aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act.
The latest proposed change to immigration policy from the White House may have serious effects on health care.
In an updated interim guidance, the CDC now recommends that couples wait at least 3 months before attempting to conceive after possible Zika virus exposure in the male.
Despite a reversal of the Trump administration family separation policy, more than 2000 children are still separated from their parents or legal guardians.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could affect what evidence physicians may present in defense during medical malpractice suits.
The new policy states that optimal health for all (health equity) is a goal toward which the AMA will work by advocating for health care access, research and data collection, and promoting equity in care.
Last year, the DEA proposed a 20% reduction in the manufacturing of controlled substances for 2018 compared to 2017.
Because they're busy looking in different directions, "innocent until proven guilty" and "first, do no harm" don't always get along.
Researchers Question DEA Hydrocodone Schedule Change in Light of Postoperative Prescribing Practice Data
The US Drug Enforcement Administration rescheduled hydrocodone-containing analgesics from schedule III to schedule II in October 2014.
Both generic and brand manufacturers are protected from legal liability from failure-to-warn claims in most jurisdictions.
Chronic use of prescription opioids was correlated with support for the Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential election.
Before the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies could deny coverage to patients based on genetic testing results.
In a move that shocked world health officials, the Trump administration indicated its opposition to a resolution intended to encourage breastfeeding among new mothers
Republicans who have fought against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for years are at a crossroads after their opposition largely failed.
There is a lack of direct evidence that assesses the benefits and harms of screening for urinary incontinence in women.
The healthcare community, having eradicated a number of deadly diseases, should approach these alcohol-driven fatalities as a disease and launch a comprehensive, coordinated, and sustained effort to eliminate roadway deaths.
The AMA policy came in response to recently approved state Medicaid waivers that block patients from Medicaid for up to six months for not meeting deadlines or paperwork requirements.
Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a bipartisan bill in June 2018 (S.3032) that would exempt most marijuana-related activities from the Controlled Substances Act when they are allowed under state or tribal law.
The mission of the National Guideline Clearinghouse was to offer a source of objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines, and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use by healthcare professionals.