February 11, 2012 | from
AMSA and 6 Groups write to oppose the "Research Works Act"
On February 8, 2012, seven public health organisations submitted a letter to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform opposing H.R. 3699, the "Research Works Act." This bill would prohibit federal agencies from conditioning its federal grants on recipients making its published research results available to the public.
February 11, 2012 | from FDA Press Release
FDA issues draft guidance on biosimilar product development
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued three draft guidance documents on biosimilar product development to assist industry in developing such products in the United States.
February 11, 2012 | from
US House & Senate introduce bipartisan bill to unlock federally funded research, improve student educations
The bipartisan Federal Research Public Access Act will encourage broader collaboration among scholars in the scientific community by permitting widespread dissemination of research findings.
November 23, 2011 | from Medicines Sans Frontiers
Access to HIV treatment must speed up to match political promises
The latest UNAIDS treatment numbers show progress, but funding crunch is major threat.
November 09, 2011 | from JAMA
Conflict of Interest Disclosure in Early Education of Medical Students
Medical education has embraced the transparency movement by shining the light of disclosure on physician-industry interactions. However, disclosure has not yet trickled down to the very start of medical education. Are first- and second-year students justified in expecting conflicts of interest disclosure in their education?
November 09, 2011 | from Postscript
Where's the Sunshine?
October is when HHS was supposed to issue rules implementing the Physician Payment Sunshine provisions of health reform. Senators Grassley and Kohl have been urging HHS to issue regulations as quickly as possible but they have not been answered.
October 27, 2011 | from
AMSA Is On The Move... Literally!
We are delighted to announce that AMSA and the AMSA Foundation are moving! At the end of November, the new headquarters will be in a state-of-the-art facility located just a few miles from Dulles International Airport, in Sterling, VA.
June 26, 2011 | from JAMA
Report Calls for US Funding to Speed Global Health Research and Innovation
A coalition of 30 nonprofit health organizations promoting the development of drugs, vaccines, and other health-related products designed for use in the developing world is calling on US policy makers and regulators to accelerate scientific innovation and streamline the approval process for safe and affordable new medical products that can be used worldwide.
June 26, 2011 | from Pharmalot
Teaching Med Students About Industry Influence
For the past few years, one of the more contentious controversies has been the close financial ties between drugmakers and some doctors. But why have some docs embraced the pharmaceutical industry? Were their attitudes formed early in their careers? If so, would there be virtue in educating medical students and residents about the downside to industry interactions?
June 10, 2011 | from UNAIDS
Bold new AIDS targets set by world leaders for 2015
Unprecedented global participation at UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS leads to new commitments, targets, and momentum in the AIDS response