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Regulatory

Trump is sending fast, cheap COVID tests to nursing homes — but there’s a hitch

August 24, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The Trump administration’s latest effort to use COVID-19 rapid tests — touted by one senior official as a “turning point” in arresting the coronavirus’s spread within nursing homes — is running into roadblocks likely to limit how widely they’ll be […]


News

Thinking Beyond The Rebate Debate: Strategies To Bring Value To Healthcare

January 31, 2020

Via: Forbes

The Trump administration may have dropped the drug rebate rule last year, but the American people haven’t given up their search for security. Healthcare is a $3.5 trillion industry projected to balloon even more in the next decade and consumers […]


Regulatory

The Epic Folly Of Trump’s Drug Importation Crusade

January 6, 2020

Via: Forbes

Late last month, the Trump administration released a plan that would green-light the importation of certain drugs from Canada and potentially other foreign countries. The administration’s proposal comes on the heels of legislative pushes by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis of […]


Regulatory

Vape shop owners on edge while Trump administration wavers on banning flavored e-cigarettes

November 14, 2019

Via: CNBC

Christian Liriano is glued to his phone these days, anxiously awaiting any news on whether the Trump administration will ban flavored e-cigarettes. Liriano, 27, owns a vape shop called Vape Hangar in Jacksonville, Florida. Two months ago, he thought he […]


Regulatory

Drug Price Controls Gaining Traction At Federal And State Levels

October 15, 2019

Via: Forbes

Prescription drug price controls are gaining momentum nationally and also at the state level. Nationally, lowering drug prices using government levers is an area in which there appears to be at least some degree of bipartisan agreement. A form of […]


Regulatory

Trump Administration’s Controversial Cuts In Food Stamps Program

October 4, 2019

Via: Forbes

In July of this year, the Trump Administration proposed a change to the rules that govern who is eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, commonly known as food stamps. The new rules would prohibit states from expanding who […]


Regulatory

Trump administration hits brakes on law to curb unneeded Medicare CT scans, MRIs

August 14, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Five years after Congress passed a law to reduce unnecessary MRIs, CT scans and other expensive diagnostic imaging tests that could harm patients and waste money, federal officials have yet to implement it. The law requires that doctors consult clinical […]


Regulatory

Drugmaker Gilead reaches agreement with White House to donate HIV prevention med

May 10, 2019

Via: CNBC

Pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences has agreed to donate drugs that reduce the risk of HIV transmission for up to 200,000 people a year, the Trump administration says. The agreement between Gilead and the Trump administration will last until at least […]


Regulatory

Trump administration wants to shame Big Pharma into lowering drug prices

May 9, 2019

Via: CNBC

The Trump administration wants to shame pharmaceutical companies into lowering prescription drug prices, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told CNBC in an interview Thursday. Pharmaceutical companies will be required to disclose the list price of their prescription medicines […]


Regulatory

Trump seeks funding for data resource to support pediatric cancer research

April 5, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The Trump administration wants to launch a 10-year, $500 million initiative that creates a national data resource for pediatric cancer research to develop new, more effective and safer treatments for children. President Trump first announced the data initiative in January […]


Regulatory

White House touts progress in opioid crisis, but health researchers are skeptical

March 26, 2019

Via: CNBC

The White House is touting progress in the battle against the country’s opioid epidemic, but health policy researchers warn the Trump administration against claiming credit, and say planned cuts to Medicaid funding could exacerbate the crisis. Counselor Kellyanne Conway said […]


Regulatory

Nursing home fines drop as Trump administration heeds industry complaints

March 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The Trump administration’s decision to alter the way it punishes nursing homes has resulted in lower fines against many facilities found to have endangered or injured residents. The average fine dropped to $28,405 under the current administration, down from $41,260 […]


News

Trump administration salutes parade of generic drug approvals, but hundreds aren’t for sale

February 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The Trump administration has been trumpeting a huge increase in FDA generic drug approvals the past two years, the result of its actions to streamline a cumbersome process and combat anti-competitive practices. But nearly half of those newly approved drugs […]


Innovation, News, Patient Experience

For Some Patients Financial Toxicity Is Real And Getting Worse

November 26, 2018

Via: Forbes

The Trump Administration has not been shy about being critical of drug prices, transparency, and other issues it sees as plaguing the prescription drug market. One can say that this Administration has been more proactive in this area than any […]


Regulatory

Short-Term Insurance Plans Offer a Much-Needed Escape from Obamacare

November 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

Several patient advocacy groups recently sued the Trump administration to overturn an August 2018 rule that expands access to short-term health insurance plans. They argue that short-term plans, which they deride as “junk insurance,” violate the Affordable Care Act. The […]


Regulatory

Drugmakers will soon talk about price in ads — but not as explicitly as Trump administration wants

October 15, 2018

Via: CNBC

Major drugmakers will soon include price information in television advertisements, conceding to the Trump administration but not as far as the administration may have hoped. Starting April 15, 2019, members of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America trade group […]


News

Unwitting patients, copycat comments play hidden role in federal rule-making

September 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A proposal to sharply cut a drug discount program that many hospitals rely on drew some 1,400 comments when the Trump administration announced its plan last year. Hundreds appeared to come from patients across the country — pleas from average […]


Regulatory

Morris resignation could signal trouble with VA EHR plans

August 27, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs has lost a key IT architect who had been working to ensure that the VA’s planned rollout of a $10 billion Cerner electronic health record system comes off without a hitch. Genevieve Morris, a Trump […]


Regulatory

Trump administration will no longer defend the Affordable Care Act in court

June 8, 2018

Via: CNBC

The Trump administration declared that it will no longer defend the Affordable Care Act from a challenge filed by 20 states in a brief filed Thursday night because it agrees that the law’s individual mandate is unconstitutional and that key […]


Regulatory

White House announces still more leadership changes at VA

May 31, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Palace intrigue in the White House regarding the leadership of the Department of Veterans Affairs continued on Wednesday with the Trump administration’s announcement that Peter O’Rourke has been named acting VA secretary. O’Rourke, who previously served as the VA’s chief […]