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Title X gag rule legal battle resumes, laying groundwork for ‘circuit split’

June 25, 2019
A rule prohibiting family planning discussions between physicians and patients is in effect again after a California appeals court stayed the…
In the Journals

Hospital readmissions underreported, higher for Medicare Advantage vs. traditional Medicare

June 24, 2019
Medicare Advantage beneficiaries had higher 30-day readmission rates than traditional Medicare beneficiaries, and these admissions may be…
Breaking News

Trump issues executive order to make health care costs more affordable, transparent

June 24, 2019
President Donald J. Trump issued what he called a “groundbreaking” executive order Monday afternoon that seeks to make certain health…

Trump administration sued over requirement to include drug prices in TV ads

June 17, 2019
Amgen, Merck, Eli Lilly and the Association of National Advertisers sued the Trump administration last week, seeking to avoid complying with an HHS…

ACR: Proposed legislation could eliminate prior authorization ‘hurdles’ in Medicare Advantage

June 7, 2019
The American College of Rheumatology has applauded a proposed federal bill that would amend the Social Security Act to regulate the use of prior…
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As Trump administration considers importing drugs from Canada, experts analyze risks, benefits

June 4, 2019
The idea of importing prescription drugs from Canada as a means to lower prices is back under scrutiny with President Donald J. Trump verbally…

AMA Opioid Task Force releases recommendations for policymakers

May 31, 2019
On May 30, the AMA Opioid Task Force released new recommendations for policymakers to eliminate substance abuse and pain treatment barriers and make…
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Experts divided regarding impact from Trump’s plan to put drug prices in TV ads

May 29, 2019
HHS recently enacted one of the first concrete steps toward President Donald J. Trump’s pledge to lower drug prices in finalizing a federal…

California Assembly passes bill to restrict dialysis profits

May 23, 2019
The California Assembly voted 46-15 to pass A.B. 290, a measure that would limit dialysis provider and rehabilitation center profits operating in the…
Meeting News

Uncertain future ahead for FDA without full-time commissioner

May 22, 2019
WASHINGTON — Following nearly 2 years under the leadership of Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, the FDA and its Acting Commissioner Norman E…