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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Drug Shortage Summit Statement

Four leading health care groups co-convened a Drug Shortages Summit on Friday, November 5 in Bethesda, MD, including representatives from the FDA, generic drug manufacturers, drug wholesalers and representatives from the co-convening organizations.

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

First Anesthesiologist Elected to Congress

Andy Harris, M.D. an obstetric anesthesiologist from Maryland became the first anesthesiologist ever elected to the U.S. Congress.

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Monday, November 01, 2010

ASA Supports DEA Proposal to Schedule Propofol

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) supports The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) proposal to place the commonly used anesthetic drug propofol into schedule IV of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Denham S. Ward, M.D., Ph.D., Named Next President of Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research

The Board of Directors of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) named Denham S. Ward, M.D., Ph.D, as successor for long-time President, Alan D. Sessler, M.D. Dr. Ward will begin his term as President in 2011.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Health Care Organizations Team Up to Address Nation's Drug Shortages Problems

Four leading health care groups will meet next month to develop a coordinated effort to address the critical issue of drug shortages.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mark A. Warner, M.D., Installed as President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists

Mark A. Warner, M.D. was installed today as President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) during the organization’s Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

James E. Cottrell, M.D., Honored with the American Society of Anesthesiologists Elite Distinguished Service Award

In recognition of exemplary service, James E. Cottrell, M.D. today received the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Distinguished Service Award during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Pioneer in Patient Safety, Kevin K. Tremper, M.D., Ph.D., to Give Rovenstine Lecture at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2010

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Member, Kevin K. Tremper, Ph.D., M.D. will deliver the Emery A. Rovenstine Memorial Lecture at the ASA Annual Meeting, ANESTHESIOLOGY 2010, October 18 in San Diego.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

The American Society of Anesthesiologists to Honor the United States Military at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2010

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will salute its military members as well as all U.S. service members and their families during the Society’s 2010 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, October 16 – 20.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Colorado Opts Out of the Federal Physician Supervision Requirement

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) expressed its grave disappointment with the election-year decision of Colorado Governor Bill Ritter to exempt his state from Medicare’s longstanding patient safety standard providing for physician oversight of anesthesia services. This decision replaces physicians with nurses.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

ASA Responds to Negative New York Times Editorial

ASA's formal response to the New York Times editorial received top-placement in the Sunday print version of the New York Times.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

RAND Corporation Study Anticipates Higher Demand for Anesthesiologists as Americans Grow Older

A recent study from the RAND Corporation, one of the country’s most trusted analytic organizations, finds a current shortage of 3,800 anesthesiologists and 1,282 nurse anesthetists.

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

ASA Statement Regarding AANA-Sponsored Paper Published in Health Affairs, August 2010

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) - sponsored paper published in the August 2010 issue of Health Affairs, titled "No Harm Found When Nurse Anesthetists Work Without Supervision By Physicians," is an advocacy manifesto masquerading as science and does a disservice to the public.

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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Vital Health Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Finds Anxiety about Undergoing Anesthesia May Lead One in Four Patients to Postpone Surgery

Lack of understanding and apprehension about anesthesia may lead as many as one in four patients to postpone surgery according to the Vital Health Report, a quarterly health survey of Americans released today...

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

American Society of Anesthesiologists Helps Parents Identify Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse in Children

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has developed information to help parents recognize the signs of Robo tripping and to prevent overdose and longer-term health complications.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Coalition of Medical Societies Supports ‘The Healthcare Truth and Transparency Act of 2010’

11 of the leading medical societies in the country joined together today to publicly support the introduction of the Healthcare Truth and Transparency Act of 2010.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Report by American Society of Anesthesiologists Shows Americans Put Their Health at Risk by Overlooking Underlying Vital Health Measures

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today released results from the inaugural Vital Health Report, which demonstrate that Americans associate good health with lifestyle behaviors and habits, but overlook their key Vital Health measures...

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

ASA Commemorates Doctors Day 2010

The American Society of Anesthesiologists joins communities across the United States today to recognize Doctors Day 2010, a day with a special tie to anesthesiology.

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

American Society of Anesthesiologists Urges Patients to Ask the Right Questions When Considering Traveling Internationally for Surgery

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is urging those considering traveling internationally for medical care to educate themselves, and take the necessary precautions to avoid unexpected complications.

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Monday, March 08, 2010

ASA Members Receive AMA Foundation Award

The American Medical Association’s (AMA) Foundation recently honored two ASA members, Brooke Albright, MD and Timothy J. Beacham, MD, for their outstanding leadership in medicine.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Looking for a Quick Surgical Fix? Anesthesiologists Caution Patients to Research Anesthetic Requirements, Providers and Surgical Facilities Before Going Under the Knife

The American Society of Anesthesiologists would like to remind patients to do cautious and completely thorough research before signing up for any elective medical procedures in office-based, or ambulatory medical facilities.

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