AAPM Signs Emergency Funding Letter to HHS

AAPM signed a joint letter that urges Congress to interpret eligibility for funding in the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to include all ...
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Multisociety Pain Workgroup Submits Comments for Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation (PVA) for Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture (VCF) (L34228)

AAPM was among 12 medical specialty societies to jointly sign a letter sharing comments with Nordian Healthcare Solutions regarding the company's Local Coverage Determination for Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation for O...
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Bill to Help Prevent Drug Shortages Introduced by Senators Collins, Smith

U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Aging Committee, and Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced the Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages (MEDS) Act, legislation that would help increase the supplies of vi...
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Association Between Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Overdose Mortality has Reversed Over Time

​Medical cannabis has been touted as a solution to the US opioid overdose crisis since Bachhuber et al. [M. A. Bachhuber, B. Saloner, C. O. Cunningham, C. L. Barry, JAMA Intern. Med. 174, 1668–1673] found that from 1999 to 2010 states with medical cannabis laws experienced slower increases in opioid analgesic overdose mortality. That research received substantial attention in the scientific literature and popular press and served as a talking point for the cannabis industry and its advocates, despite caveats from the authors and others to exercise caution when using ecological correlations to draw causal, individual-level conclusions.

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