June 17, 2019
Three pharmaceutical companies and the Association of National Advertisers on Friday filed a lawsuit challenging HHS' final rule to require drugmakers to disclose their products' list prices in consumer-directed television advertisements, claiming the final rule exceeds HHS' statutory authority and violates the First Amendment of the Constitution.
The median total costs insurers and patients paid for the 49 most popular prescription drugs in the United States, by sales, increased between 2012 and 2017, with many of those costs increasing more than twofold, according to a recent study.
HHS' Office of Inspector General earlier this month issued a fraud alert warning Medicare beneficiaries about an alleged ongoing scam involving genetic testing.
June 14, 2019
The Trump administration on Thursday finalized a rule that will allow U.S. workers to use employer-funded health reimbursement arrangements to purchase private health coverage.
Nursing facilities often fail to report serious cases of potential abuse and neglect of Medicare beneficiaries, according to two new reports from HHS' Office of Inspector General.
CMS on Wednesday approved Washington's plan to negotiate value-based drug agreements with the makers of hepatitis C treatments under a subscription-like model.
Advocacy groups on Tuesday filed lawsuits against HHS to block a Trump administration rule that will allow health care workers to deny care to patients based on the workers' religious beliefs.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
June 13, 2019
The United States Preventive Services Task Force on Tuesday for the first time recommended that doctors should offer pre-exposure prophylaxis to healthy people at risk of HIV infection.
FDA's new final guidance, which details the requirements e-cigarette manufacturers will have to meet when they submit their products for premarket review, comes after a federal judge last month ruled that FDA must begin reviewing thousands of e-cigarettes being sold in the United States.
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