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The Trump admin just finalized changes for employer-sponsored health plans. Here's what you need to know.

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.

HHS OIG: Elder abuse often goes unreported in nursing facilities

June 14, 2019


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 OKs Washington's 'subscription' payment model for hepatitis C drugs

June 14, 2019


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.

Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue Trump admin over 'conscience' rules

June 14, 2019


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.

Can medical marijuana reduce fatal opioid overdoses? Maybe not.

June 13, 2019


A study published Monday casts doubt on claims that medical marijuana legalization could reduce opioid-related overdose deaths by giving patients an alternative pain treatment.

Lawmakers get tough on 'surprise' medical bills, but remain split on how to solve them

June 13, 2019


Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Wednesday warned health insurers and hospitals that if they do not help lawmakers address so-called "surprise" medical bills, Congress "will solve the problem and none of [them] will like it."

Healthy people at risk of HIV infection should take PrEP, USPSTF now recommends

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.

How NIH Director Francis Collins wants to end the 'manel'

June 13, 2019


NIH Director Francis Collins on Wednesday said he will decline invitations to speak at conferences that do not feature a sufficient number of women in prominent speaking slots.

FDA outlines how it will review e-cigarettes

June 13, 2019


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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