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Robert G Darling, MD: A White House Physician’s Journey from Conventional Medicine into Functional Medicine

June 2, 2016
My journey from conventional medicine to Functional Medicine began in possibly the most conventional setting possible. I graduated from medical school in 1985 and have been practicing medicine for over 31 years. I was trained as a traditional medical doctor...
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Functional Medicine at Work

March 9, 2016
We are featured in the Winter 2016 edition of The Movement, The Institute for Functional Medicine’s Quarterly Update. Reprinted below with permission. As healthcare costs continue to rise, many employers have struggled to keep up. The direct and indirect costs...
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How Democrats prevailed over Obama on the ‘Cadillac tax’

December 21, 2015
As recently as three weeks ago, one of President Obama’s top advisers warned Democratic leaders to leave the “Cadillac tax” alone. Asked on Dec. 1 whether Obama would veto any measure that chipped away at the unpopular tax on healthcare...
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Obama Signs Budget Deal That Suspends, Delays Key ACA Taxes

December 21, 2015
Congress passed and President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Friday that includes $622 billion in tax breaks and delays or suspends several ACA taxes. Given labor unions’ opposition to the Cadillac tax, the bill is seen as...
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AMA Calls for Ban on Direct to Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices

November 17, 2015
ATLANTA –Responding to the billions of advertising dollars being spent to promote prescription products, physicians at the Interim Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) today adopted new policy aimed at driving solutions to make prescription drugs more affordable. Physicians...
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Retail Rx: A Hallmark Card and a Discount on Nexium

July 23, 2015
We’ve seen a great deal of activity around retail pharmacy chains throwing their hat into the Direct to Consumer healthcare market. From a convenience standpoint, it makes sense for your corner pharmacy to fill your prescriptions and also provide acute...
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Cleveland Clinic to open Center for Functional Medicine; Dr. Mark Hyman to be director

September 22, 2014
CLEVELAND, Ohio – In its ongoing focus on wellness and disease prevention, the Cleveland Clinic is opening a new Center for Functional Medicine. In doing so, the Clinic is the first academic medical center in the United States to embrace...
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