MDs Gather at AMA Meeting Amid Reform...

MDs Gather at AMA Meeting Amid Reform Uncertainty

There are 2 comments on the EDGE story from Jun 20, 2011, titled MDs Gather at AMA Meeting Amid Reform Uncertainty. In it, EDGE reports that:

In this photo taken June 16, 2011, Dr. Cecil Wilson, president of the American Medical Association, is seen in Chicago.

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Live Oak, FL

#1 Jun 20, 2011
Oversighted in medical reform that needs to apply to doctors, medical researchers, nurses including and mostly aimed at the Mental Health industry should be the clause nick named: You lie, you die. This needs to be passed in Congress for the health and welfare of the society considering the corruption of the industries.

Also like all Republican add on's in their sneaky behind the Congress's back way's should include "we take all your property, money, cars including even if jointly owned" before we so to speak, toast you.

Psychiatry "No Science"


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Live Oak, FL

#2 Jun 20, 2011
Thank you Obama for overturning this Republican legislation.

Obama’s Preemption Memo: Limiting Regulatory Preemption of State Common Law Claims
By Matt Melamed, Public Justice Kazan-Wallace Fellow
On May 20, 2009, President Obama reversed one of the most nefarious practices of the Bush administration by issuing a memorandum (Preemption Memo) aimed at curbing federal preemption by regulatory fiat. (The memorandum is available at .)  With the Preemption Memo, the President made clear his intent to limit federal agencies’ efforts to preempt state law claims merely by declaring that they would conflict with federal regulatory purposes.  This position represents a radical shift from that taken by the Bush administration, which aggressively encouraged federal agencies to seek to preempt state tort law in precisely that fashion.  For the first time in a long time, consumer advocates have an ally in the executive branch. 

The Bush Administration’s Stealth Tort Reform Effort

The Preemption Memo is described more fully below.  But its importance can only be understood against the backdrop of the Bush administration’s attempt to utilize federal agencies to implement stealth tort reform.  Since 2005, seven federal agencies have issued over 60 proposed or final rules that were accompanied by introductory statements – commonly known as “preambles”– stating that the rule preempts state tort law on the ground that lawsuits involving the regulated matters would conflict with the agencies’ regulatory goals. See, e.g., Press Release, American Association for Justice, FOIAs Reveal How Bush Administration Made Complete Immunity for Negligent Corporations a Top Priority (Oct. 15, 2008), available at
The most notorious example of this practice is the preamble to a 2006 United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling regulation, which states that the FDA’s approval of a prescription drug’s label “preempts conflicting or contrary State law,” including lawsuits seeking to hold drug manufacturers liable for failing adequately to warn of a drug’s dangers. 71 Fed. Reg. 3922, 3934-35 (2006).  This preemption preamble was particularly egregious because it represented a 180-degree reversal of the FDA’s prior views on the matter:  before the Bush administration took power, the FDA enthusiastically endorsed tort litigation as complementing the agency’s ability to ensure the safety of prescription drugs. (As discussed below, in Wyeth v. Levine, 129 S. Ct. 1187 (2009),the U.S. Supreme Court held that the 2006 labeling regulation’s preemptive preamble was not entitled to any deference.)
The intention behind this and other Bush-era preemption preambles is clear:  by attempting to strip consumers of their rights to sue, the Bush administration was pandering to the business community, which seeks at all costs to immunize itself from tort liability.

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