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Could move of Drug-Free Communities grants to HHS help providers?
19 Jan 2018 at 1:00pm
The Trump administration is once again targeting substantial cuts to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. While some believe it could diminish the federal response to combating the opioid crisis, others say the move could help providers.
Senate Democrat worries CMS' Verma is breaking her conflict of interest agree...
19 Jan 2018 at 2:04pm
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) believes that CMS Administrator Seema Verma may have broken her conflict of interest agreements by weighing in on several Medicaid waivers. Public records indicate she may not have done anything wrong.
Clock ticks toward shutdown, with CHIP in limbo
19 Jan 2018 at 4:00am
Senate gridlock over DACA and spending push the government closer to shutdown, leaving the Children's Health Insurance Program and other healthcare funding issues in limbo.
A century after the pandemic, science takes its best shot at flu
19 Jan 2018 at 9:00am
Scientists are hunting for a universal vaccine to protect against regular winter flu?and the next super-flu, too.
HHS expands pro-life protections for providers
19 Jan 2018 at 10:00am
A day after setting up its religious freedom office, HHS issued a sweeping new rule that details when Medicare and Medicaid providers can refuse care because it conflicts with their religious or moral beliefs.
Arizona plan to combat opioids would limit dosages, amounts
19 Jan 2018 at 11:00am
Arizona's governor has proposed legislation to bar doctors from prescribing more than an initial five-day supply of pain medications in most cases and limit the maximum dose prescribed to most chronic pain patients.
Health system-led drug company unlikely to make a dent in drug prices, shortages
18 Jan 2018 at 1:00pm
As four not-for-profit health systems unveiled plans to create their own generic-drug company, experts say they'll face an uphill battle to make a significant dent in rising drug prices and shortages.
New HHS religious freedom office will address provider concerns
18 Jan 2018 at 1:00pm
HHS has launched a new a conscience and religious freedom division in its Office for Civil Rights. Agency officials said it was in response to increased complaints that providers' religious beliefs were not being respected in healthcare settings.
Four health systems band together to create generic-drug company
18 Jan 2018 at 5:00am
Intermountain Healthcare, Ascension, SSM Health and Trinity Health have joined forces to create a generic-drug company to create cheaper and more available alternatives than they can now obtain on the market.
Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisis
18 Jan 2018 at 12:00pm
In a coordinated, bipartisan letter, the nation's governors made more than two dozen recommendations to President Donald Trump and Congress to bolster the fight against the opioid crisis.