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FSMB Advocacy News

President Obama Proposes U.S. Budget for FY 2013 This week, President Barack Obama released his $3.8 trillion budget for fiscal year 2013, sparking a war of words between Democrats and Republicans as the Presidential and Congressional election season kicks into full swing. The President’s proposed budget requests $76.4 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Health and Human Services ($300 million above the 2012 funding level) with significant resources allocated for the implementation of the President’s signature legislation, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Continue reading →

FSMB Advocacy News

FSMB Advocacy Network ‘Call to Action’ in Support of The Online Pharmacy Safety Act As a member of the FSMB Advocacy Network, there will be occasions where you will be asked to contact your Member of Congress or send a letter in support or opposition to legislation of importance to state medical and osteopathic boards. This is one of those occasions! The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) recently endorsed The Online Pharmacy Safety Act, a bi-partisan bill that seeks to protect patients from illegal Continue reading →