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Democrats urge Trump admin to stop approving Medicaid work requirements

February 25, 2019


Citing the more than 18,000 Arkansas residents who have lost coverage because of the state's Medicaid work requirements, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee, and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) in a letter sent Tuesday asked HHS Secretary Alex Azar to ensure the Trump administration does not approve new state Medicaid work requirement requests.

Is a federal crackdown on vaccine exemptions coming?

February 25, 2019


FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb last week suggested federal health agencies could look to limit vaccine exemptions if states do not do so, as some states move to limit vaccine exemptions amid growing measles outbreaks throughout the United States—and at least one state considers expanding such exemptions.

Could ingredients in your sunscreen be harmful? FDA wants to know.

February 25, 2019


FDA on Thursday released a proposed rule that would update regulatory requirements for most over-the-counter sunscreen products sold in the United States, but urged U.S. residents to continue using sunscreens currently on the market during the rulemaking process.

No, infusions of 'young blood' won't reverse aging, FDA says

February 21, 2019


FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Tuesday warned consumers and health care providers against the unapproved and unproven use of blood plasma infusions from young donors to treat conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, dementia, heart disease, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

How much is it OK to drink while pregnant? 'Not even a little,' an OB-GYN writes.

February 21, 2019


While there has been some debate in the media over guidance to abstain from alcohol while pregnant, Jen Gunter, an obstetrician-gynecologist, shares what she deems "an inconvenient truth," that "[i]t's medically best not to drink alcohol in pregnancy. Not even a little."

FDA, drugmakers failed to act after program showed providers inappropriately prescribed fentanyl, study finds

February 20, 2019


FDA and drugmakers failed to take action when a federal program designed to ensure potent fentanyl painkillers are distributed and prescribed appropriately showed providers were inappropriately prescribing the drugs to patients who did not qualify for them, according to a new study.

Idaho health officials move ahead with voter-approved Medicaid expansion

February 20, 2019


The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare on Friday announced it has submitted a proposal to CMS to implement a voter-approved Medicaid expansion in the state that does not include work requirements or other restrictions recently proposed by state lawmakers.

SCOTUS will hear census case that could affect Medicaid funding

February 20, 2019


The Supreme Court on Friday announced that it will hear a case that centers on whether the U.S. Department of Commerce can add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census, which a group of states and cities have argued would exacerbate undercounting of certain populations and jeopardize Medicaid and other population-based federal funding.

Flu vaccine is more effective this year, CDC says

February 20, 2019


The effectiveness of this season's influenza vaccine is 47%, up from 36% effectiveness at the same time last flu season, according to a CDC report released Friday.

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