May 9, 2019
Walmart, the world's largest retailer, on Wednesday announced it is increasing the minimum age at which individuals can buy tobacco products to 21 at all its U.S. retail stores and is discontinuing sales of dessert- and fruit-flavored e-cigarettes.
May 8, 2019
HHS on Wednesday released a final rule that will require drugmakers to disclose their products' list prices in consumer-directed television advertisements.
FDA in a study published this week found that a number of the active ingredients found in popular sunscreens are absorbed into the bloodstream at levels higher than the agency recommends, prompting FDA to request further research on the safety of sunscreens.
The Trump administration last week told existing association health plans that they can continue operating, even though a federal court recently struck down parts of a federal rule that expanded the plans.
May 7, 2019
CMS on Thursday finalized a rule that intends to stop states from diverting Medicaid payments to third parties, with certain exceptions.
FDA on Thursday said it will not at this time ban the use of breast implants linked with hundreds of cases of a rare cancer, though the agency said it is considering requiring stricter warnings for breast implants.
A law in New Hampshire aims to help nurses with substance use disorders recover and keep their licenses by encouraging them to self-report their conditions.
May 6, 2019
The United States' total prescription drug costs are not expected to decrease if CMS finalizes a rule designed to prohibit drugmakers from paying rebates to pharmacy benefit managers, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Thursday.
Tennessee's Legislature on Thursday approved a bill that directs state officials to ask the federal government to distribute the state's federal Medicaid funding in the form of a block grant, and in exchange give the state additional flexibility over how it administers its Medicaid program.
May 3, 2019
HHS on Thursday released a final rule intended to enforce protections for health care professionals who have moral or religious objections to certain medical care, including abortion care and assisted death.
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