Category Archives: Congress

How Repealing the Medical Device Tax Can Lessen the Pain

Scott Whitaker President and CEO of AdvaMed (the Advanced Medical Technology Association) Nearly 50 million adults have significant chronic pain or severe pain, according to a 2015 study by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative … Continue reading

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The Nation’s Opioid Epidemic — Continued Advocacy Needed to Turn the Tide

Guest Post from Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA Chair, AMA Opioid Task Force Atlanta, GA It is a basic tenet of physician leadership that we run toward an emergency. We evaluate the situation, make an initial diagnosis, and pursue interventions … Continue reading

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Medical Student Reflections: My Health Policy Journey

Guest post from Michael J. Strong, MD, PhD Neurosurgery Resident, University of Michigan Health policy has been an interest of mine even before medical school. With my acceptance letter to Tulane Medical School in one hand and my diploma from … Continue reading

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