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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What a Strange Time to Be a Child

By Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD – https://marilynsingletonmdjd.com/ Cultures and societies progress, generally in a more civil, moral, ethical direction. Look at our evolution from practices in ancient Greece. Several hundred years ago B.C., Greek elites openly participated in pederasty, meaning “boy love.” This was a relationship between an older...

Oct. 26-28, 2023 – AAPS 80th Annual Meeting

Save the dates for our 80th Annual Meeting to be held October 26-28, 2023 in Fort Worth, Texas! The meeting will convene at 6pm the evening of Thursday, Oct 26, 2023 and adjourn at noon on Saturday October 28, 2023. Location: Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle3300 Championship...