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Trump to take action against California for requiring insurers to provide abortion coverage, WSJ says

January 24, 2020

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump’s administration is planning to take action against California over the state’s requirement that insurance companies cover abortions, according to a new report. The Trump administration will argue that California’s rule goes against a federal law that protects […]


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China Lockdown Spreads To 33 Million People As Coronavirus Death Toll Rises

January 24, 2020

Via: Forbes

Topline: China has expanded its travel restrictions to at least 10 cities and cancelled major Lunar New Year celebrations as the death toll from a fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak rose to 26. At least 846 people are now infected with the […]


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Trump says he trusts China’s Xi on coronavirus and the US has it ‘totally under control’

January 22, 2020

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump told CNBC on Wednesday he trusts the information coming out of China on the coronavirus, which has killed nine people and sickened nearly 500 others in that country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday […]


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Australian And U.S. Airports To Screen Passengers As China Confirms 6 Coronavirus Deaths

January 21, 2020

Via: Forbes

Topline: Six people have now died from the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak in China, with international airports taking precautionary measures amid fears that upcoming the Lunar new year holiday could fuel the spread of the SARS-like virus. Chinese health officials […]


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Federal Marijuana Policy Hearing Makes Progress

January 16, 2020

Via: Forbes

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a legislative hearing yesterday, entitled, Cannabis Policies for the New Decade, to examine federal cannabis policy, including the implications of rescheduling cannabis to a less restrictive category and the potential of […]


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U.S. Prices For Healthcare Services Far Outpace Peer Nations

January 15, 2020

Via: Forbes

As Democratic presidential candidates debate the state of U.S. healthcare, a common theme is the high cost of the system. Senator Bernie Sanders (I – Vermont), in particular, has made the claim that the U.S. spends twice as much on […]


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Loopholes limit new California law to guard against lofty air ambulance bills

January 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Kathleen Hoechlin lost control as she crested a small jump on her final ski run of the day at California’s Mammoth Mountain two years ago. She landed hard on her back, crushing one of the vertebra in her lower spine […]


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FDA meeting to address how to modernize its data strategy

January 10, 2020

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration is looking for public input on the agency’s efforts to modernize its data strategy, including approaches to quality, stewardship, exchange and analytics. The FDA announced that it will conduct a public meeting on March 27 […]


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FDA Approves New Pancreatic Treatment Found To Double Time Patients Live Without Disease Progression

January 7, 2020

Via: Forbes

Pancreatic cancer is notoriously aggressive and difficult to treat but a recent FDA ruling may help put odds more in patients’ favor. Last week the FDA approved Lynparza for use as a maintenance treatment for certain pancreatic cancer patients. The […]


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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 […]


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FDA to consider restricting menthol vape products if teens begin using them, official says

January 3, 2020

Via: CNBC

The Food and Drug Administration would consider restricting the sale of menthol-flavored vaping products if teens start using them as the agency moves to ban most other flavors, an FDA official said Friday. Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA’s Center […]


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Migraine sufferers have new oral medication with FDA approval of Allergan’s Ubrelvy

December 26, 2019

Via: CNBC

Migraine sufferers now have a new tool in their arsenal to fight the debilitating headaches with federal approval of Allergan’s first oral medication proven to ease migraine symptoms within two hours — even after they’ve started. The Food and Drug […]


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Pentagon tells military personnel not to use at-home DNA kits

December 24, 2019

Via: CNBC

Senior Pentagon officials have told members of the Armed Forces to skip what may seem like the perfect holiday gift — an at-home DNA test. In a Dec. 20 memo obtained by NBC News, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence […]


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Trump And Pelosi Bring $15B Gift To Health Insurers

December 23, 2019

Via: Forbes

The end of a health insurance fee will eliminate more than $15 billion in taxes that were expected to be levied on insurers including big players like Anthem, Cigna, Humana and UnitedHealth Group. The end of the so-called “HIF” is […]


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FDA approve fish oil drug for cardiovascular disease

December 17, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of deathTrusted Source among adults in the United States. In fact, every 37 seconds, one person dies due to a cardiovascular event in the […]