DRGO’s Vik Khanna writes in The Daily Caller on Vivek Murthy

[Editor’s note: Vivek Murthy was confirmed on 12/15/14 to the post of surgeon general. DRGO staff will be following developments during his tenure.] Vivek Murthy’s nomination to be U.S. Surgeon General (SG) is back, giving us a health policy version of Groundhog Day, only so much less endearing without Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. Read more here…
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Massachusetts Doctors Fight Deadly Disease of “Gun Violence”

By Timothy Wheeler, MD The public health world is oblivious to the rapid evolution of firearm policy in the last 20 years. It continues to spin gun ownership as a disease, even as public opinion, legislation, and federal court decisions have with few exceptions only advanced the right to keep and bear arms. Last weekend in Massachusetts a group of gun control-friendly health policy types convened a continuing medical education conference for doctors titled “Caring for Patients at Risk for Gun Violence Medical, Legal & Ethical Issues”. Speakers included former American Academy of...
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House Dems Not Letting Ebola Crisis Go to Waste

House Dems Not Letting Ebola Crisis Go to Waste by Timothy Wheeler, MD Three Democrat members of California’s House of Representatives delegation seem to be taking the lead in pushing for the confirmation of President Obama’s nominee for surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy. The nomination has been mired in controversy because of accusations that Murthy is more a political operative than healer, more gun control activist than infectious disease expert. In their letter to the Senate leadership (see below), the representatives, my own Rep. Judy Chu included, are exploiting the current fear...
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Doctors Can Be Wrong

Doctors Can Be Wrong Robert B. Young, MD The American Academy of Pediatrics doesn’t have the facts about children and gun safety. Read more at National Review Online…
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