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AMA names McAneny as president-elect

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 13, 2017

The American Medical Association members voted for New Mexico oncologist Dr. Barbara McAneny as their president-elect during the organization's annual House of Delegates meeting in Chicago on Tuesday.

AMA delays decision on removing waivers for buprenorphine

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 12, 2017

The American Medical Association delayed a measure on Monday that would have allowed physicians to prescribe the drug buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid abuse without obtaining a waiver.

AMA delegates vote on measures to combat drug prices

AMA delegates vote on measures to combat drug prices

By Steven Johnson  |  June 11, 2017

The house of delegaes meeting in Chicago this week is considering lobbying for Medicare to negotiate prices and asking federal regulators to require that drugmakers advertise the suggested retail price of their products.

AMA head: Obamacare has a cold, not a terminal illness

AMA head: Obamacare has a cold, not a terminal illness

By J. Duncan Moore Jr., Crain's Chicago Business  |  March 07, 2017

The Affordable Care essentially needs a tuneup, not the overhaul Republican lawmakers are pushing, the chief of the American Medical Association told an audience of healthcare executives in Florida on March 3.

AMA urges Trump's DOJ to keep blocking Anthem-Cigna deal

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 02, 2017

The American Medical Association urged the U.S. Department of Justice this week to reject the merger of Anthem and Cigna after court documents showed Anthem is holding out hope that the agency under the Trump administration will approve the deal.

Editorial: America's pain

Editorial: America's pain

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 19, 2016

Last week's Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health did a grave disservice to Americans rightfully upset about the rising tide of drug and alcohol dependency in their communities.

Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards Visionary Award: Nancy Schlichting

Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards Visionary Award: Nancy Schlichting

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 10, 2016

A self-described child of the 1960s, she overcame barriers both personal and professional to gain prominence. She was a woman who made it in a field dominated by men. She quickly moved on to bigger and better positions after being outed as gay by a member of the board at the Ohio hospital system...

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