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Aug 19, 2015, 11:24 ET

$5.7 Million Judgment against Hospital Management Is Allowed to Stand by California Supreme Court, Reports AAPS

A $5.7 million jury verdict for wrongdoing perpetrated on behalf of management at a Southern California hospital remains in effect, now that the...

Aug 13, 2015, 11:47 ET

No Consent? Planned Parenthood Sells Organs Anyway, States Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

The sixth undercover video of Planned Parenthood activities released by the Center for Medical Progress features Holly O'Donnell, a former...

Aug 04, 2015, 15:40 ET

Senate Approves Federal Funding for Alleged Seller of Baby Organs, States Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

 Presented with a bill to defund Planned Parenthood by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), the U.S. Senate killed the proposal with the automatic...

Jul 15, 2015, 13:13 ET

Alleged Planned Parenthood Marketing of Baby Parts Needs Investigation, States Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

 An undercover video of a lunch meeting between Planned Parenthood official, Deborah Nucatola, M.D., and a man and a woman posing as buyers for...

Jun 11, 2015, 12:04 ET

AMA Ditches Informed Consent, States Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

 At its annual meeting, the American Medical Association voted to mobilize its lobbying power to persuade state legislatures to end all...

Jun 11, 2015, 09:32 ET

AMA Seeks to Test Older Physicians, States Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

In a vote without debate at its annual meeting, the American Medical Association agreed to develop guidelines to assess the physical and mental...

Jun 02, 2015, 11:16 ET

Did a Hospital Deliberately Place Patients at Risk to Retaliate against a Physician, Asks Article in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

 Hospitals are gaining increasing power to control the practice of medicine, and the independent physician is increasingly disfavored in the...

Jun 02, 2015, 10:59 ET

Mercury Rules Are a Toxic Double Standard, States Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

New U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules aimed at curbing mercury emissions, which mainly affect coal-fired electrical generating...

May 04, 2015, 11:28 ET

AAPS: $5.2 Million Jury Verdict against Hospital Reinstated

Physician Michael Fitzgibbons, M.D., was awarded $5.2 million by a jury in compensation for distress he experienced because a hospital CEO had a...

Apr 01, 2015, 10:13 ET

Doctors Urge Senate to Reject Boehner-Pelosi 'Doc Fix'

Before leaving for recess, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill that repeals the 21 percent Medicare fee cut dictated by the...

Mar 10, 2015, 12:35 ET

ObamaCare Can Cancel Your Insurance, Warns Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

One of the biggest selling points for the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) was the promise that insurers couldn't cancel your plan if you get...

Mar 09, 2015, 09:55 ET

HIV-Positive: Is the Treatment Worse Than the Condition, Asks Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

Despite vicious personal attacks on scientists who challenge the hypothesis that HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the cause of AIDS,...

Mar 09, 2015, 09:52 ET

"Sustainability": an Agenda That Threatens Private Medicine, according to the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

The alchemists of old sought the Philosopher's Stone, which was thought to be able to turn base metals into gold, and to endow its discoverer with...

Mar 09, 2015, 09:51 ET

Statin Adverse Effects Much More Common than Appreciated, States Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

 Family physician Duane Graveline, M.D., a former astronaut, used to prescribe statin drugs enthusiastically to lower cholesterol. Then he took...

Jan 30, 2015, 09:35 ET

Nonpayment for Work Will Make Sick Patients Undesirable, Warns the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

The White House has announced its intention to set an aggressive timeline to move from "volume to value" in Medicare. This means replacing fee...

Jan 21, 2015, 11:28 ET

Despite SOTU, Medicine Still in Crisis, States the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

 In his State of the Union speech, President Obama claimed that the "shadow of crisis" has passed, and all will be well. If Congress tries to...

Dec 18, 2014, 14:53 ET

ObamaCare's Onerous Employer Reporting Requirements Begin Jan 1, Reports the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

The President's unilateral delay of the employer mandate is about over, and businesses with 50 or more full-time employees will have to start...

Dec 18, 2014, 13:36 ET

Vermont Single Payer Confronts Economic Reality, States the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

 Gov. Peter Shumlin announced that he will not pursue a single payer health care plan this legislative session or in the near future,...

Nov 03, 2014, 12:59 ET

Ebola Policy Needs Urgent GAO Investigation, States the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) has released an open letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee,...

Oct 30, 2014, 12:01 ET

Should Nurse Hickox or Public Health Authorities Decide on Her Movements, Asks the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

 Kaci Hickox, R.N., recently returned from caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, has announced her intention to defy Maine's quarantine...