AMA Statement on House Passage of American Health Care Act


AMA Statement on House Passage of American Health Care Act - Read more here.

Significant Change to DEA Registration Renewal Process


Through a notice on its website, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced significant changes to its
registration renewal process. Effective January 1, 2017, the DEA is eliminating the informal grace period which the agency
has previously allowed for registrants to renew their registrations. Only one renewal notice will be sent to each registrant’s
“mail to” address approximately 65 days prior to the expiration date; no other reminders to renew the DEA registration
will be provided. The notice also advises that online capability to renew a DEA registration after the expiration date will
no longer be available, and that failure to file a renewal application by midnight EST of the expiration date will result in
the “retirement” of the registrant’s DEA number. The original DEA registration will not be reinstated. In addition, paper
renewal applications will not be accepted the day after the expiration date. If DEA has not received the paper renewal
application by the day of the expiration date, mailed in renewal applications will be returned and the registrant will have
to apply for a new DEA registration.
The AMA has strongly expressed our concerns to DEA about this change in policy and the problems it could create for both
patients and their physicians. In letters sent Friday, December 9 to DEA Acting Administrator Charles Rosenberg and Louis
Milione (Assistant Administrator for Diversion Control), the AMA urged DEA to reverse the change to the renewal process.

Effective advocacy in the lame duck and beyond - Webinar


Thursday, December 8, 2016
6-7 p.m. CST

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CDC / AMA Webinar -- Preparing for Zika Transmission in the U.S.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Medical Association (AMA) invite you to join an important webinar focused on Zika virus. To register for this webinar, visit this website. CDC Medical Epidemiologist Susan Hills, MBBS, MTH, will present an update on the epidemiological and clinical aspects of the current outbreak. CDC Medical Officer Kiran Perkins, MD, MPH, will present on the implications for pregnant women, including CDC's updated interim clinical guidance, before fielding questions from webinar participants. For more information on Zika, visit