Edited by the College's Washington, DC Governmental Affairs Division, the ACP Advocate is a bi-weekly, e-newsletter created to provide ACP members with news about public policy issues affecting internal medicine and patient care.
January 29, 2016
ACP Comments on Opioid Guidelines, Executive Actions on Firearms, and the State of the Union
In this issue: ACP submits comments to the CDC on their draft guidelines for prescription of opioids for chronic pain; How the President's executive actions on firearms stack up with ACP policy; Several health care issues make it into the president's State of the Union address.
January 15, 2016
Reporting Requirements in '16, Legislative Wins from '15, and A Look at the Budget Deal
In this issue: What physicians need to know about regulations and deadlines in 2016; A review of some of ACP's biggest legislative wins from 2015; Federal spending levels bring some change for health care, especially in research.