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AMA warns CVS-Aetna merger will raise drug plan, PBM prices

AMA warns CVS-Aetna merger will raise drug plan, PBM prices

By Shelby Livingston  |  August 08, 2018

An American Medical Association analysis determined the CVS-Aetna merger would substantially weaken competition and raise prices for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans and pharmacy benefit management services.

10 highlights from the AMA's annual House of Delegates meeting

10 highlights from the AMA's annual House of Delegates meeting

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 16, 2018

The American Medical Association's House of Delegates this year took big steps toward addressing gun violence and the opioid epidemic. But other issues, such as sexual misconduct by doctors, made less progress.

Harris will be AMA's first black female president-elect

Harris will be AMA's first black female president-elect

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 12, 2018

The American Medical Association's House of Delegates elected Dr. Patrice Harris to become its next president in 2019, becoming the first black woman to lead the organization in its 171-year history.

AMA supports assault weapons ban

AMA supports assault weapons ban

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 12, 2018

The American Medical Association voted Tuesday in favor of supporting a ban on all assault-style weapons as part of a sweeping agenda focused on addressing gun violence.

AMA launches collaborative data project

AMA launches collaborative data project

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  October 18, 2017

The American Medical Association is throwing its hat into the data and interoperability game with the launch of the Integrated Health Model Initiative, which will develop a framework for the industry to collect, organize and share health data that complements the ONC's standards work.

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