article article JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The editorial board of the Salina Journal of the American Medical Association has approved an editorial that would require hospitals and doctors to offer more information about the health effects of their medications.
The salina journal editorial board in January voted 4-2 to move forward with the proposal to mandate a medical information standard.
The board also voted 3-2 not to change the language of the article, which is set to be published in the medical journal in the fall.
The editorial board says the new standard will be more transparent and would provide better information to hospitals and physicians.
“There are a lot of factors that affect a person’s health,” said Dr. Richard O. Schmitt, president of the Journal of American Medical Ethics, the journal of the AMA.
“We know that medication has an impact on how well a person is functioning.
And the most effective way to make that assessment is to ask a lot more questions about those drugs and their health effects.”
The editorial is the latest in a series of changes that have been made in the past decade to the salina medical journal.
In 2015, the paper changed the title of its editorial board from the Journal Editorial Board to the Editorial Advisory Board.
The editorial advisory board is charged with recommending changes to the editorial, editorial and copy that are consistent with the editorial board’s recommendations.