April 25, 2019
Colorado's Legislature on Monday passed a bill that directs state officials to create a public health insurance option that would compete with both private insurance plans and plans sold through the state's health insurance exchange—though if it becomes law, the state first would need the federal government to sign off on the plan.
More than a decade after FDA first approved a helmet that uses transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat major depressive disorder, researchers are still unsure of how exactly the science fiction-like device works.
This year's influenza season is now the longest on record, affecting between 36 million and 41.3 million people so far, according to a CDC report updated Friday.
FDA on Friday announced that it has approved the first generic naloxone nasal spray, which can reverse the effects of an opioid drug-related overdose, that is intended for use in a community setting by people with no medical training.
April 24, 2019
CMS on Tuesday issued its Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule for fiscal year 2020, which would address payment disparities for rural and urban health facilities and increase add-on payments for emerging technology and therapies.
As U.S. measles cases continue to surge at a record-setting pace, FDA in a statement released Monday said the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine is safe and effective.
The Department of Justice on Tuesday announced that federal prosecutors for the first time have filed criminal charges against a drug distributor and two of its former executives over their alleged involvement in fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic.
Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid on Tuesday in separate announcements said they will no longer sell tobacco to individuals under age 21 in an effort to reduce youth tobacco use, which has surged in recent years in large part because of rising e-cigarette use among teens.
April 23, 2019
HHS on Monday announced an initiative intended to shift primary care providers and other eligible professionals from fee-for-service payments to value-based payments using five new voluntary payment models.
About a dozen drugmakers for the first time have posted their prescription drug prices online, but experts say the new information might not give patients a better understanding of their drug costs.
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