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Tick insect warning sign in nature forest. Lyme disease and tick-borne meningoencephalitis transmitter.
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Two decades after a vaccine was withdrawn, scientists are producing medicines to prevent a disease that afflicts nearly half a million people each year.

  • September 22, 2022
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Widespread wastewater testing began during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, public health officials are expanding their efforts to look for other diseases.

  • September 20, 2022
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Journalist and author Linda Villarosa unveils how racism — more than socioeconomic status or personal behavior — drives inequities.

  • September 15, 2022

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Regulations Harassment
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A new report highlights the extent of sexual harassment among faculty, as well as promising practices that might prevent and address it.

  • July 26, 2022
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Pregnant patients are often excluded from clinical trials for fear of causing harm, but experts say the lack of data can be even more harmful.

  • March 22, 2022
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CRISPR is revolutionizing experimental therapies, but where should society draw the line?

  • December 2, 2021
CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing complex and cells, illustration. The CRISPR-Cas9 protein (blue and pink) is used in genome engineering to cut DNA and uses a guide RNA sequence (orange) to cut DNA (purple) at a complementary cleavage site.
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Shame and stigma fuel addiction and prevent treatment, argues Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But compassion can save lives.

  • November 2, 2021
National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow, MD, presenting her annual report to a meeting of principal investigators in the Clinical Trials Network in Rockville, Maryland.
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Authorities greatly expanded telemedicine access during COVID-19. But as many emergency rules end, patients and doctors worry about the future of remote care.

  • October 21, 2021
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COVID-19 forced researchers to try new ways of running clinical trials. Now they want to make some of those changes permanent.

  • May 20, 2021
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Leaders of six major organizations representing hospitals and pharmacists sent a letter to HHS Sec. Becerra urging him to take action on violations of 340B law.

  • April 20, 2021
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Statement on the nomination of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure for administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

  • February 19, 2021
Press Release

AAMC issued the following statement on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) annual Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule.

  • December 2, 2020
Press Release

The AAMC issued a statement on the announcement by CMS to increase capacity of health care systems during COVID-19 surge.

  • November 25, 2020