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    CMA denounces federal government’s planned weekend immigration raids

    June 21, 2019
    The physicians of the California Medical Association are committed to providing care to those who need it, regardless o...

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    AMA Opioid Task Force calls on policymakers to do more to end epidemic

    June 10, 2019
    The number and strength of opioids prescribed by physicians has fallen for the fifth year in a row,

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    CMA comments on task force recommendations on pain management best practices

    April 12, 2019
    The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 required the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to...

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    Soda's Sticky Business tracks predatory practices of Big Soda

    April 01, 2019
    The unique risks posed by sugar-sweetened beverages to the health of kids and the public at large, and the deceptive wa...

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    CMA supports Attorney General Becerra in fight for women’s health

    March 22, 2019
    New filing seeks to block Trump Administration’s Title X Family Planning Rule

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    New survey reveals physician priorities for health care in California

    March 20, 2019
    Nearly 900 California physicians participated in the survey, and many of their opinions were aligned with CMA’s long-s...

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    Parkinson’s registry data submission deadline is March 29

    March 18, 2019
    The CDPH launched a statewide population-based registry that will be used to measure the incidence and prevalence of Pa...

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    CalHealthCares physician loan repayment program inaugural application cycle begins April 1

    March 18, 2019
    CalHealthCares incentivizes physicians to provide care to Medi-Cal beneficiaries by repaying educational debt up to $30...

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    Major gun legislation passes U.S. House

    March 18, 2019
    Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 8 “The Bipartisan (Firearm) Background Checks Act of 2019,” (Mik...

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    CMA joins legislative effort to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages

    February 20, 2019
    The legislation targets soda, energy drinks, sweet teas and sports drinks that contribute to obesity, diabetes, tooth d...

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    Newsom’s first budget puts health care access, costs front and center

    January 10, 2019
    The governor is following through on a key campaign promise by investing more than $1 billion in Proposition 56 tobacco ...

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    Gov. Newsom signs executive order expanding health care access

    January 07, 2019
    The executive order will help control health care costs and expand access to care for millions of Californians.

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    New Laws 2019: What physicians need to know

    January 04, 2019
    The California Legislature had an active year, passing many new laws affecting health care. In particular, there was a ...

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    CMA Members: Submit Commentary!

    December 19, 2018
    Submit your op-ed today by emailing the CMA communications team. Staff will confirm receipt and proof your work before ...

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    Save the Date for AAPC’s HEALTHCON 2019, April 28 to May 1

    December 11, 2018
    AAPC, a training and credentialing association for the business side of health care, is hosting its 26th annual HEALTHC...

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    CMA announces opposition to proposed Trump immigration rule

    December 10, 2018
    New “Public Charge” rule would deter millions from accessing critical health care

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    Urge the Trump administration to withdraw the "public charge" rule

    December 05, 2018
    CMA is encouraging California physicians to submit public comments to urge the Administration to withdraw the proposed ...

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    FDA seeks to restrict teens’ access to flavored e-cigarettes, ban menthol in cigarettes

    December 03, 2018
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it will take steps to prevent youth access to flavored tobacco pro...

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    CDPH hosts webinar on California Parkinson's Disease Registry

    October 29, 2018
    On July 1, 2018, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched the California Parkinson’s Disease Registry...

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    Medicare publishes 2018-2019 influenza vaccine pricing

    October 23, 2018
    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published an update on Medicare’s influenza vaccine paymen...

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    House votes to expand health savings accounts

    August 14, 2018
    On July 25, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills (H.R. 6199 and H.R. 6311) that would expand how health sa...

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    Public health policy should not be a political bargaining chip

    July 10, 2018
    Public health should be a nonpartisan issue – off limits to corporate greed and free from political rhetoric. This was ...

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    Leading health organizations announce filing of statewide soda tax measure for 2020

    July 02, 2018
    Today, a ballot measure to protect public health through a state soda tax was filed for the 2020 ballot by two of Calif...

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    CDPH revises guidance on Parkinson's reporting requirements

    June 26, 2018
    Effective July 1, 2018, physicians and licensed independent practitioners will be required to report cases of Parkinson...

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    CDPH issues standing order for naloxone

    June 22, 2018
    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a statewide standing order for naloxone, an antidote medic...

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    San Francisco bans sale of flavored tobacco products

    June 09, 2018
    On Tuesday, San Francisco voters passed Proposition E by a 68-32 percent margin to uphold the city’s law prohibiting ...

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    New report shows California’s progress addressing opioid crisis

    June 05, 2018
    The American Medical Association (AMA) issued a new report on Thursday documenting how California’s physician leaders...

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