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Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET Drug Shortages Point to Larger Health System Problems; Group Urges FDA to Hold Public Meeting to Address Concerns

WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A critical shortage of anesthetic drugs, which led to a fact-finding meeting of doctors, pharmacists and...


Feb 21, 2001, 00:00 ET New Survey Presented to HHS Secretary: Medicare Beneficiaries Still Want A Doctor Involved in Their Care

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -? Results of a compelling nationwide survey endorsing a consistent level of care for Medicare patients in...


Jan 25, 2001, 00:00 ET Proponents of Safe Anesthesia Care Bring Critical Issue to New HHS Secretary For Review

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- On the day his appointment received Senate confirmation, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)...


Jan 18, 2001, 00:00 ET HCFA Implements Anesthesia Supervision Rule Change, Endangering Lives of Thousands of Seniors Undergoing Surgery

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the American Society of Anesthesiologists is calling on President-Elect George W. Bush to reverse...


Oct 17, 2000, 01:00 ET Mayor Proclaims Neil Swissman Day for ASA's New President

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Wednesday is officially Neil Swissman Day in Las Vegas as proclaimed by Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman...


Jun 27, 2000, 01:00 ET American Society of Anesthesiologists: Study Shows Fewer Seniors' Deaths When Anesthesiologists Supervise Anesthesia Care

PARK RIDGE, Ill., June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of new and compelling scientific data published today, the American Society of...


Jun 08, 2000, 01:00 ET American Society of Anesthesiologists: Senate Hearing Proves Medicare Patients are Safest When an Anesthesiologist is Involved

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Mike DeWine (R-OH), heard on...


Jun 07, 2000, 01:00 ET States Unite in Opposition to HCFA Proposal on Physician Supervision

WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Every state medical society in the country and most major medical specialties representing more than a half...


Mar 22, 2000, 00:00 ET ASA Reports: Doctors Fight for Seniors' Rights to Keep Safest Anesthesia Care Available

WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to halt a Medicare proposal that would eliminate a critical Medicare benefit for all seniors...


Mar 13, 2000, 00:00 ET ASA Calls for Medicare to Explain Sudden Move to Eliminate Physician Supervision of Nurses

PARK RIDGE, Ill., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than a year, the agency that oversees Medicare has been closely tracking major outcomes...


Feb 01, 2000, 00:00 ET ASA Urges President, Congress to Focus on Patient Safety

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The White House and Congress must stay focused on quality medical care and patient safety as they renew...


Nov 22, 1999, 00:00 ET Anesthesiologists Call for Congressional Inquiry Over Navy Doctor's Removal

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today called for a congressional inquiry into the...


Oct 13, 1999, 01:00 ET New Guidelines by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Designed To Prevent Office-Surgery Deaths

DALLAS, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In an attempt to curb the growing number of patient deaths associated with surgeries in doctors' offices, the...


Apr 21, 1999, 01:00 ET ASA Endorses Senate Bipartisan Bill to Protect Seniors

PARK RIDGE, Ill., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A new bipartisan bill designed to protect Medicare patients in hospital and surgical center operating...


Mar 24, 1999, 00:00 ET Anesthesiologists Warn Herbal Users: Tell Doctor Before Surgery What You're Taking

PARK RIDGE, Ill., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is cautioning those who use herbal medications to...


Feb 10, 1999, 00:00 ET American Society of Anesthesiologists Responds to New Bipartisan House Bill to Protect Seniors from Medicare Proposal

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Congressional bipartisan support is being used to fight a proposal by the Health Care Financing...


Oct 21, 1998, 01:00 ET Surgical Patients Benefit From Less Strict 'Nothing After Midnight' Rule

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Just how long someone needs to go without eating or drinking before surgery received some new answers...


May 06, 1998, 01:00 ET Children Exposed to Second-Hand Smoke at Greater Risk During Surgery

PARK RIDGE, Ill., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, medical researchers have established a clear link between second-hand tobacco smoke...


Apr 20, 1998, 01:00 ET Thousands Demand Medicare Maintain Safe Anesthesia Care

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), the federal agency that oversees Medicare, has received...


Apr 08, 1998, 01:00 ET Bills in Senate and House Support Keeping Doctor Oversight of Nurse Anesthetists

WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives seeking to maintain...