Thursday, June 27, 2013

AMA Adopts New Policies on Second Day of Voting at Annual Meeting

The American Medical Association (AMA) voted June 18 during its Annual Meeting to adopt the following new policies on emerging issues in public health and science:
  • Opposition to Genetic Discrimination
  • Support of Public Access to Genetic Data
  • Pharmacy Compounding Safety
  • Opposition to the Lifetime Ban on Blood Donations for Gay Men 
  • HIV Treatment as Prevention
  • Obesity as a Disease
  • Banning Marketing/Sale of Energy Drinks to Kids
  • Health Risks of Sitting
  • Permitting Sunscreen in Schools
  • Exam Room Computing & Patient-Physician Interactions

Source:  American Medical Association

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