November 30, 2022

Legislative Spotlight: Senator "Danny" Verdin, III

Our November 2022 Legislative Spotlight features the Chairman of the Senate Medical Affairs Committee, Senator "Danny" Verdin, III. Learn more about what Senator Verdin anticipates for the 2023 Legislative Session.

October 31, 2022

Legislative Spotlight: Representative Jason Elliott

This month, our advocacy team, Holly Pisarik and Ben Homeyer, sat down with SC Representative Jason Elliott to learn more about his legislative priorities.

September 30, 2022

Legislative Spotlight: Senator Tom Davis

Each month, our advocacy team, Holly Pisarik and Ben Homeyer, will introduce SC physicians to a different South Carolina Senator or House Representative who serves as a key player in healthcare legislation. This month, Holly and Ben sat down with Senator Tom Davis.

September 8, 2022

AMA Report: Disturbing Trends on Overdose Deaths Requires Specific Actions, All-Hands Approach

CHICAGO—With a report issued today detailing the horrific toll of the nation’s overdose and death epidemic, the American Medical Association (AMA) calls for an all-hands approach – policymakers, public health experts, educators, faith leaders, and employers – to help save lives.

July 21, 2022

Abortion Legislation Letter to Ad Hoc Committee

Prior to the first hearing on July 7, 2022, the South Carolina Medical Association submitted a letter to the ad hoc committee to memorialize its position that physicians actions should not be criminalized and physicians and patients should have the freedom to discuss medical care without fear of criminalization.

June 16, 2022

SCMA encouraging physicians to join in the effort to promote colorectal cancer screening to save lives

Useful patient education and physician practice resources are available online through the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) 'Colorectal Cancer Screening Appropriate Use' web page.

May 3, 2022

McMaster writes letter of support for CON repeal

"I believe that CON has become antiquated and ineffective in today’s modern free marketplace, much in the same way that rotary phones are no longer practical for telecommunication purposes. CON stifles entrepreneurship, capital investment, and competition, while limiting access and creating monopolies in South Carolina’s healthcare market," says Governor Henry McMaster.

February 14, 2022

FDA Postpones Advisory Committee Meeting to Discuss Request for Authorization of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 6 Months Through 4 Years of Age

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been notified by Pfizer that new data have recently emerged regarding its emergency use authorization request for the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in children 6 months through 4 years of age.

February 10, 2022

More Primary Care Docs Equals Higher COVID Vaccination Rates

Counties with a high number of primary care physicians (PCPs) had higher COVID-19 vaccination rates, a cross-sectional study found.