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Supreme Court Preserves Access to Abortion Pill

— In unanimous decision, justices rule plaintiffs can't sue because they haven't been harmed

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AMA Passes Resolution Calling for Peace in Israel and Palestine

Delegates at annual meeting chose compromise policy over more divisive ceasefire resolution

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Unanimous Thumbs-Up From FDA Advisors for Alzheimer's Drug

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Outgoing AMA President to Physicians: 'This Is Why We Fight'

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'Uncertainty' Is Indeed a Bad Word: A Second Opinion on Pandemic Communication

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