Tag: American Medical Association
American tennis icon Althea Gibson was a trailblazer, and FAMU is making sure future generations know that.

Phil AmmannApril 18, 2017
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A growing number of medical professionals have joined forces in a wave of disapproval of optometrists in Florida’s “Eyeball Wars,” which is now making way through Tallahassee. HB 1037, which seeks to allow optometrists to perform surgery and prescribe opiates, among other things, now sits on the agenda of the House Health & Human Services […]

Phil AmmannMarch 24, 2017
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The nation’s largest association of physicians is the latest group to come out against a bill at the center of Florida’s so-called “Eyeball Wars” between ophthalmologists and optometrists. On Thursday, American Medical Association President and CEO James Madara sent a letter to House Health & Human Services Committee chair Travis Cummings, in which he called […]

Mitch PerryJune 28, 2016
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As dozens of injured people were being sent to Orlando hospitals in the immediate aftermath of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting, thousands in Central Florida and throughout the state immediately went to give blood to those fighting for their lives. However, some survivors of the shooting were prohibited from donating blood to their friends who were shot because […]

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A coalition of consumer and physicians’ groups isn’t backing away from its request for an investigation into insurance mergers. The Florida Campaign for Consumer Choice on Friday launched a statewide petition drive to encourage Attorney General Pam Bondi to investigate the mergers of Aetna and Humana, and Anthem and Cigna. The petition effort is the […]

Guest AuthorAugust 1, 2014

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Physicians interrogating and lecturing parents and children about guns is not about gun safety. It is a political agenda to ban guns. Despite the smokescreen deployed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Medical Association, one need only remember the policy statements and instructions posted on the AAP’s website years before Florida’s […]


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