April 19, 2019
The Trump administration will no longer defend in court a rule issued under former President Barack Obama's administration that prohibits health care providers and insurance companies from discriminating against transgender individuals—but the Trump administration is expected to release an updated rule by the end of this month.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
April 18, 2019
FDA in a rare move recently approved a new prescription weight-loss device that allows users to feel satiated without altering the bloodstream or targeting the brain.
Scientists at Yale University on Wednesday published findings in Nature showing that they were able to restore cellular activity in the brains of slaughtered pigs 10 hours after the pigs died, raising new ethical questions about the definition of brain death.
April 17, 2019
FDA on Tuesday ordered the two remaining manufacturers of vaginal mesh implants to immediately stop selling and distributing the products in the United States, citing safety concerns.
In response to concerns about coverage denials for opioids, CDC officials in a letter sent last month to three oncology organizations clarified that its 2016 opioid prescribing guidelines should not be used to deny opioid drugs to patients experiencing chronic pain caused by cancer or sickle-cell disease.
April 12, 2019
Emergency departments were busier than ever in 2016, and fewer of their patients arrived seeking non-urgent care, according to the latest CDC data.
Nearly 18 months after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, a hospital on the nearby island of Vieques remains closed, forcing patients to travel to the main island to deliver babies and receive specialist care.
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