January 11, 2019
The House on Thursday voted 243-183 to approve a bill to fund the Department of Agriculture, which includes funding for FDA and would end a partial shutdown at the agency, though it is unlikely the bill will advance in the Senate.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Tuesday said the agency will create a new office tasked with developing a standardized approach for evaluating drugs.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
January 10, 2019
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the agency has suspended all routine inspections of U.S. food-processing facilities because of the partial government shutdown, which caused FDA to furlough about 41% of its staff, but he is working on a plan to bring back some food inspectors as soon as next week to inspect facilities that are considered high-risk.
New Senate Finance Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Wednesday laid out his priorities regarding prescription drug prices and released draft legislation that would allow U.S. residents to import drugs from Canada.
The Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments in a case centered on whether a drugmaker is liable under state law for drug-related injuries when FDA denies the drugmaker's request to revise a product's warning label.
January 9, 2019
Chris Traylor, who previously served as CMS' deputy administrator for strategic initiatives, will assume the role of acting director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP, replacing Mary Mayhew, who resigned from the post last week.
January 8, 2019
A new study suggests Medicare's Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program led to a modest reduction in spending on hip and knee replacement surgeries over a two-year period.
January 7, 2019
Mary Mayhew, CMS' deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP, is leaving the agency after a short tenure to run Florida's health care agency.
The New York Times' "Well" rounds up a list of food additives linked to cancer and other health problems that are banned in the European Union but commonly used in the United States—despite calls to ban them.
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