American Medical Student Association

Type: Organization
Name: American Medical Student Association
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Medical marijuana : Where does the debate stand now?

CURRENTLY, 23 United States (U.S.) states and DC have legalised the use of marijuana as a medical treatment. Maryland, Minnesota and New York are the most recent to join in 2014, and legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania ... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - 2 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

“No major medical organization has come out in support of medical marijuana” says Florida opponent. Oh really?

Evidently not much of the $2.5 million Sheldon Adelson donated to defeating medical marijuana has been spent on research Jessica Spencer, director of the well-funded Vote No on 2 campaign opposing legalization of medical marijuana may have Sheldon ... [Published Firedoglake - 19 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Medicare Anniversary Events Demonstrate the Need to Expand Medicare For Every American

July 30, 2014 Medicare-For-All Would Ensure Universal Coverage and Address Health DisparitiesWASHINGTON, D.C. – Advocates, community leaders and policy experts convened today across the country to commemorate the 49th anniversary of Medicare, the widely ... [Published Public Citizen - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Pritzker Receives an "A" from the American Medical Student Association

--We are proud to report that the Pritzker School of Medicine has received an "A" on the American Medical Student Association scorecard for our policies regarding pharmaceutical conflicts of interest, making our school the highest-rated in Illinois!For ... [Published Individual.com - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Gay physician wins AMA Leadership Award

Dr. Carl Streed Jr. recently received the AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award. Streed has advocated for the inclusion of LGBT health issues in the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health curricula and successfully ... [Published Washington Blade - Jul 24 2014]
Entities: Gay, Leadership, LGBT
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Where does the medical marijuana debate stand now?

Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Currently, 23 US states and DC have legalized the use of marijuana as a medical treatment. Maryland, Minnesota and New York are the most recent to join in 2014, and legislation to legalize medical marijuana ... [Published Medical News Today - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Anonymous donor pays for terminally ill young doctor's last flight home to Lubbock

Blue lights illuminated the runway against the dark evening sky for Joshua’s landing.Airport personnel kept busy clearing the space where the plane would stop and prepared to wave reddish orange lights to guide it in.At the door of the Lubbock Aero building, ... [Published Lubbock Online - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 06 2014 - 1 reports

American Medical Student Association Disappointed With Court Decision Allowing Denial of Contraceptive Coverage

Targeted News ServiceSTERLING, Va., July 1 -- The American Medical Student Association issued the following news release:The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) expresses deep disappointment with the decision by the Supreme Court of the United ... [Published Insurance News Net - Jul 06 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Housing Authority implements ban on smoking throughout public housing sites

:46Written by DerekJuly 03, 2014LAWT News ServiceEffective as of July 1, The Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles has adopted a smoke-free policy for its 63 public housing developments to protect its 6,539 residents including families, youth, ... [Published L.A. Watts Times - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Doctor-in-training makes time for community involvement

By Josh Weinstock mentors first year student Mary Noory as she interviews a patient at the student run clinic. As he clears the halfway mark of his formal medical education, Josh Weinstock may not have decided what specialty he’d like to pursue – orthopedics ... [Published Jewish Community Voice - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 1 reports

Student Exposure to Marketers Affects Prescribing Knowledge

Physician trainees who spend more time with pharmaceutical marketing representatives are less likely to make evidence-based prescribing choices, according to results of a study published online June 9 in JAMA Internal Medicine .The authors say their data ... [Published General Medicine eJournal - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Mar 15 2014 - Updated Mar 15 2014 - 1 reports

Willoughby student is a member of the American Medical Student Association

Adam Spooner of Willoughby is a member of the American Medical Student Association. Spooner is majoring in biology.He is the son of Patricia Spooner and a 2013 graduate of Eastlake North High School. ... [Published News-Herald - Mar 15 2014]

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...The AMSA website explains, "While the relationships between academic physicians and industry benefit medical research and treatment, they can bias medical education in favor of specific products. Studies have shown that industry influence--whether in the form of gifts, commercially supported education, or simply visits with pharmaceutical representatives--can lead to more expensive and less evidence-based prescribing practices. Medical schools and academic medical centers have been leaders in setting new standards for policies on potential conflicts of interest, as supported by strong guidelines set by the Association of American Medical Colleges in 2008 and the InstituteInstitute of Medicine in 2009."
The Times opined, though, that "there is no rigorous scientific evidence that marijuana effectively treats the symptoms of many of the illnesses for which states have authorized its use" arguing that lawmakers have acted on the outcomes of public referendums and "animal studies and heart-wrenching anecdotes," rather than on the evidence...
...Britani Kessler, AMSA's national president. "AMSA feels that limiting contraceptive coverage holds the interests of corporations over the well-being of women, and in a nation where the U S ranks 37th in delivery of health care services, this is unacceptable."
"It is becoming increasingly clear that restricting these interactions during medical school and postgraduate training leads to higher-quality, more evidence-based prescribing among physicians, which is good for the profession, for patient care, and for the public's trust in medicine" he said

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Medical marijuana : Where does the debate stand... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - 2 hours ago]
“No major medical organization has come out in ... [Published Firedoglake - 19 hours ago]
Medicare Anniversary Events Demonstrate the Nee... [Published Public Citizen - Jul 31 2014]
Pritzker Receives an "A" from the American Medi... [Published Individual.com - Jul 26 2014]
Gay physician wins AMA Leadership Award [Published Washington Blade - Jul 24 2014]
Where does the medical marijuana debate stand now? [Published Medical News Today - Jul 24 2014]
Anonymous donor pays for terminally ill young d... [Published Lubbock Online - Jul 18 2014]
American Medical Student Association Disappoint... [Published Insurance News Net - Jul 06 2014]
Housing Authority implements ban on smoking thr... [Published L.A. Watts Times - Jul 03 2014]
Doctor-in-training makes time for community inv... [Published Jewish Community Voice - Jun 27 2014]
Student Exposure to Marketers Affects Prescribi... [Published General Medicine eJournal - Jun 23 2014]
Willoughby student is a member of the American ... [Published News-Herald - Mar 15 2014]
Clinicians, Health Reform, and the Role of New ... [Published Brookings Up Front - Feb 25 2014]
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“No major medical organization has come out in ... [Published Firedoglake - 19 hours ago]
Evidently not much of the $2.5 million Sheldon Adelson donated to defeating medical marijuana has been spent on research Jessica Spencer, director of the well-funded Vote No on 2 campaign opposing legalization of medical marijuana may have Sheldon ...
Clinicians, Health Reform, and the Role of New ... [Published Brookings Up Front - Feb 25 2014]
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