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F4CP Responds to Health Care Crisis Regarding Spinal Injections
Friday, 30 November 2012

            Responding to the grim news from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the fungal meningitis outbreak attributed to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy amounted to 257 cases in 16 states with 20 deaths – and those numbers continue to climb with the possibility that 13,000 patients might have received products from the company – the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) has issued a position paper:  “A Safer Approach to Long-term Relief from Back Pain:  Understanding the role of Chiropractic care as the first option in providing drug-free, non-invasive effective back pain management.”  The paper also points to overuse of cortisone injections, dangers of addiction to prescription drugs such as Methadone and other opioids for musculoskeletal problems such as back pain and arthritis, as well as mounting evidence that, for many patients, surgery is no better at relieving pain than non-invasive care options.

            

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A 2012 Election Update: Elections Reshuffle Florida’s Legislature
Wednesday, 07 November 2012
Once the votes were counted last night, Florida’s Legislature saw a changed landscape in the first election following its decennial reapportionment.  Republicans suffered modest losses, still maintaining control in both the House and Senate, though losing their super-majorities which offered Democrats little voice in the last several sessions. 
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NASA Taps Into USF Spinal Injury Expert Dr. John Mayer
Wednesday, 06 June 2012
(From a USF Health news release by Sarah A. Worth) USF spine expert John Mayer, D.C., Ph.D., will be helping NASA gain a better understanding of musculoskeletal injuries of the spine, an issue of concern for astronauts when they return to Earth.

                Dr. Mayer, the Lincoln College Endowed Chair in Biomechanical and Chiropractic Research and associate professor in the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, was asked to join two dozen experts from within NASA and from across the country to study the full effect spaceflight has on injury risk at the Spinal Deconditioning Injury Risk Summit, to be held in June.  
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Certified Chiropractic Physicians Assistant
Monday, 05 March 2012

Per Florida Statute 460.4165:

Any Certified Chiropractic Physician's Assistant (CCPA) certified under this section to perform services may perform those services only:
      (a) In the office of the chiropractic physician to whom the CCPA has been assigned, in which office such physician maintains his/her primary practice;
      (b) Under indirect supervision of the chiropractic physician to whom she/he is assigned as defined by rule of the board;
      (c) In a hospital in which the chiropractic physician to whom she/he is assigned is a member of the staff; or
      (d) On calls outside of the office of the chiropractic physician to whom she/he is assigned, on the direct order of the chiropractic physician to whom she/he is assigned.

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Registered Chiropractic Assistant (RCA)
Monday, 05 March 2012

Per Florida Statute 460.4166:

As used in this section, "registered chiropractic assistant" means a professional, multiskilled person dedicated to assisting in all aspects of chiropractic medical practice under the direct supervision and responsibility of a chiropractic physician or certified chiropractic physician's assistant. A registered chiropractic assistant assists with patient care management, executes administrative and clinical procedures, and often performs managerial and supervisory functions.

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