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Internists' Paper Offers Policy Guidance on Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Regulations and Oversight
Provides recommendations for ACP, policymakers, and regulators considering electronic cigarettes and other products
Washington, April 21, 2015 - A new position paper from the American College of Physicians (ACP) offers strong recommendations for regulating electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including banning characterizing flavors and television advertising. An executive summary of ACP’s paper, Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: An American College of Physicians Policy Position Paper, is published in the April 21 Annals of Internal Medicine.
Senate Joins House to Repeal Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Averting Future Deep Cuts or Additional Reimbursement Patches
President expected to sign legislation immediately
We all witnessed something quite extraordinary and historic today when the Senate followed the House in passing comprehensive legislation to repeal Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula (H.R. 2) and transition us to a new value-based system. After consideration of a series of amendments, the Senate passed the measure. This comes on the heels of an overwhelming show of support in the House, where both Republicans and Democrats voted in favor of H.R. 2 on March 26.
Internists Speak on Impact of Rising Drug Costs on Patients,
Clinicians, and Public Programs
Capitol Hill briefing by the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing Washington, April 9, 2015 - David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACP, president of The American College of Physicians (ACP), today joined a Capitol Hill briefing to offer first-hand perspectives on how high drug costs are impacting patients, clinicians, and public programs. Dr. Fleming focused his remarks on the impact he has witnessed on patients.
Among commercial weight loss programs, only Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig show evidence for long-term weight loss success. The study author discusses her review of the evidence.
ACP in the News
|4/22/2015||ACP: Regulate E-Cigarettes, Ban Flavorings - Medpage Today|
|4/16/2015||Senate overhauls doctors' Medicare payments in groundbreaking vote - Los Angeles Times|
|3/17/2015||A change of heart for cardiac screening - CBS News|
|3/17/2015||Too Much Cardiac Testing - The New York Times|
|3/12/2015||House Leaders Looking for Deal to Halt Medicare Payment Cuts - The New York Times|
|3/3/2015||Not Sure How to Stop Bedsores? New Guidelines May Help - Medpage Today|
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