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May 7, 2019
A federal district court judge yesterday ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services would get "first crack at crafting appropriate remedial measures" to the nearly 30 percent cuts to Medicare payments affecting certain hospitals that participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
May 7, 2019
An estimated 31 percent of pregnancy-related deaths occur during pregnancy, 36 percent during delivery or the week after, and 33 percent one week to one year after delivery.
May 7, 2019
The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee today held part two of a hearing examining how to improve interoperability in health care, define information blocking, and improve patient access to care as part of implementing the 21st Century Cures Act.  
May 7, 2019
Laws that allow pharmacists to dispense the opioid antidote naloxone without a physician’s prescription are associated with a sharp reduction in fatal opioid-related overdoses.
May 6, 2019
The AHA today expressed support for bipartisan legislation that would expand access to treatment of mental illnesses and substance use disorders through community-based clinics.  
May 6, 2019
The AHA supports the administration’s goal of expanding access to coverage and increasing competition between health plans, but does not believe that efforts to facilitate the sale of insurance across state lines “will achieve either of those goals in a meaningful way.”
May 6, 2019
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy seeks by 2022 to reduce drug overdose deaths and youth illicit drug use by 15 percent and opioid prescription fills by one third, according to goals released Friday for its National Drug Control Strategy.
May 6, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a toolkit to help health care providers talk with parents about measles and the measles vaccine, which includes a factsheet, poster and other resources.
May 6, 2019
Public or non-profit community-based organizations may apply for funding to support innovative research proposals to prevent health care-associated infections or combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
May 6, 2019
During National Nurses Week, which kicks off today, AHA and its American Organization of Nurse Executives subsidiary celebrate nurses for the invaluable role they play in advancing health in America.