Oklahoma Action Alert: Support SB 896End Medical Board Monopoly

State medical boards are increasingly seeking to improperly punish physicians for political reasons, like for speaking out about harmful COVID mandates.  A physician in Minnesota, Dr. Scott Jensen, for example, is now under investigation by the state licensing board for the fifth time for “alleged COVID-19 disinformation.” These political witch hunts hurt patients by threatening the ability of […]

AAPS Statement on “Gender-Affirming Care” for Minor Children

Physicians and medical professionals should refuse to be mandated or coerced to participate in procedures to which they have ethical or scientific objections or which they believe would harm a patient. Reproduction requires a male gamete (sperm), which can only be produced by a person of XY genotype, and a female gamete (egg), which can […]

ALERT: Support FTC Ban on Non-Compete Clauses That Trap Physicians and Patients

Hospitals and other corporate entities that increasingly employ physicians, like insurance companies, too often trap physicians and their patients by coercing doctors to sign anti-competitive non-compete clauses.  In short, these harmful contract terms prohibit medical professionals from leaving an employer without giving up their ability to continue practicing medicine, for a competing hospital or even as an […]

AAPS News January 2023 – FTX and the ‘Great Reset’

Volume 79, no. 1  January 2023 The world is experiencing many crises simultaneously: war, financial instability, civil unrest, looming shortages of food and energy, political chaos—and of course continued fear of COVID and predicted future pandemics, as well as of imminent climate apocalypse. To some, a grand “solution” appears to be inevitable: a “Great Reset” […]

Damar Hamlin Matters to You

By Jane M. Orient, M.D. Millions of people saw Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin collapse on the football field on January 2. He was tackled, fell down, and at first stood up. Even to aficionados of the game, this looked no different from what usually happens throughout the game. But then his heart stopped, and […]

Did the Grinch Steal Christmas in Your Town?

By Jane M. Orient, M.D. The killjoys who cancelled a lot of Dr. Seuss’s delightful books didn’t get around to How the Grinch Stole Christmas—yet. But comparing what I have seen this season with the magical celebrations of my childhood, I think there’s a real Grinch out there. And he is not going to be […]

Where Are the Bodies?

By Jane M. Orient, M.D. Some Germans who lived through World War II have said that they had no idea about the Holocaust that was going on. Maybe they thought the reports were fake news or enemy propaganda, or that civilized Germans would never commit such crimes. One “denialist” was a bartender whose bar was […]

AAPS Files Brief in Case Reviewing Hospital Refusing Patient Use of Ivermectin

On December 2, 2022 the Supreme Court of Wisconsin granted a motion by AAPS to file an amicus brief in Gahl vs. Aurora. The Court is currently reviewing this case concerning whether a hospital may block a patient from obtaining potentially lifesaving medications from the patient’s own physician. In its motion, AAPS tells the Court, […]

Protect Patient Safety in NJ

Dear AAPS Members and Friends in New Jersey: The New Jersey legislature is considering allowing non-physicians (specifically, Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs)*, including nurse anesthetists) who have significantly less training than MDs and DOs, to provide medical care to patients without supervision by doctors. This is a step in the wrong direction. Supporters claim that the proposal is intended […]

NJ Alert: Stop Vaccination Tracking Database

This Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 1pm, the NJ Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee is holding a hearing on S3240, a bill that aims to push “any person not currently enrolled” into the state’s vaccine tracking registry. The tracking registry can be accessed by a wide range of entities: “health care providers, schools, colleges, licensed […]