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Mar 1, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday issued a warning letter to CanaRx, a company that contracts with employers to provide select prescription drugs to employees, for facilitating the distribution of unapproved and misbranded drugs.
Mar 1, 2019
Eight in 10 U.S. adults say prescription drug costs are “unreasonable,” and one in four say their prescription medicines are difficult to afford, according to the latest Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll.
Mar 1, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a March 5 listening session on its proposed rule to promote electronic health information exchange.
Mar 1, 2019 by Richard J. (Rick) Pollack
Patients and their providers rely on these prescription drugs for treating injury and managing illness. Yet the drug companies and their shareholders have been treating America’s patients and providers like a piggybank.
Feb 28, 2019
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies today held a hearing to review what programs and strategies are working to address the opioid epidemic and where to focus future funding.
Feb 28, 2019
The House Education and Labor Committee’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections yesterday held a hearing on protecting health care and social service workers from violence in the workplace.
Feb 28, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today updated its overall hospital quality star ratings at Hospital Compare and proposed future changes to the star ratings methodology in response to stakeholder feedback.
Feb 28, 2019
CMS has extended the deadline for hospitals participating in the Inpatient Quality Reporting and/or Promoting Interoperability Programs to submit data to receive a full payment update in fiscal year 2020.
Feb 28, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today published answers to frequently asked questions about Section 1332 State Relief and Empowerment Waiver pass-through funding.
Feb 27, 2019
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., today introduced the Medicare for All Act, legislation that would establish a national health insurance program to provide universal coverage to U.S. residents.