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Clement and Tribe's assertion that LDTs are the practice of medicine is opposed by the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB), whose membership largely consists of non-physician clinical laboratory directors, most of whom hold doctorate degrees.
Not only is the doctor/patient relationship potentially therapeutic, it is the ultimate source of joy that attends the practice of medicine.
We hope that together we can find ways to prevent abuse and diversion without infringing on the legitimate practice oF medicine or exerting a chilling eFFect on the willingness of physicians to treat patients who are in pain.
But when this new medicine was combined with the economic reality of the late Twentieth Century--of insurance, HMOs, regulations, the need to help too many patients in too short a time (and most critically, lawsuits)--the practice of medicine as an art was lost.
Its success is a tribute to the private practice of medicine.
Today, the practice of medicine has given way to health maintenance organizations, where doctors may see hundreds of patients and may never get to know them on a first-name basis.
She writes, "This would be a great story if I had been able to return to the practice of medicine .
That has nothing to do with FDA restricting the practice of medicine.
That is not to say that the high Middle Ages and early Renaissance did not witness important changes: this is the period that saw not only the creation of a sophisticated and highly theorized body of, first, Latin and then vernacular medical learning based on Greek and Arabic sources, but also the emergence of the university medical faculty, the specialized medical hospital, and state-sanctioned guilds of doctors--institutions that still shape the teaching and practice of medicine today.
Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

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