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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...

Oct 21, 2014, 10:06 ET

Ebola 'Czar' Appointment Politicizes Life-and-Death Issue, States Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

President Obama's appointment of Ron Klain to coordinate the government's attempt to combat Ebola signifies that the government's main concern is...

Oct 15, 2014, 09:22 ET

Ebola Transmitted in Hospital: Do Workers Need Respirators, Asks Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

 The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) suggested that the first Dallas nurse who became infected while caring for the index...

Oct 06, 2014, 09:22 ET

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) Calls for Protecting Americans against Importation of Deadly Diseases Like Ebola

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) issued the following statement: On August 8, the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Sep 15, 2014, 11:26 ET

Health Coverage Not Clearly Related to Mortality, according to Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

 Lack of health coverage is said to kill, but there is surprisingly little evidence to support this claim, writes Linda Gorman in the fall...

Sep 15, 2014, 10:43 ET

Third-Party Payment Key to Medical Cost Increases, Economists Write

 The rapid increase in medical costs starting in the 1970s is commonly ascribed be market imperfections. However, federal and state governments...

Sep 15, 2014, 10:31 ET

ObamaCare Equals Fraud and Incompetence, Doctor Writes

According to an investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the enrollment system for the Affordable Care Act (ACA or...

Sep 15, 2014, 10:13 ET

Clinical Trials May Lead to Worse Medicine, Scientist Writes

 "Best practices" in medicine are based on clinical trials, which are supposedly at the highest level of evidence. But instead of bringing...

Sep 15, 2014, 09:56 ET

Attack on Coal Will Not Save Lives, States the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

The Obama Administration's attack on coal-fired electricity, through draconian "carbon" rules imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency...