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House panel releases FY 2020 HHS spending bill with $50M for gun violence research

April 30, 2019

The House Appropriations Committee on Monday released a draft HHS spending bill for fiscal year 2020 that calls for a total of $99 billion in funding for HHS, including $50 million in funding for research on gun violence—which, if enacted, would mark the first time an HHS appropriations bill would fund gun violence research since 1996.

Biden has joined the 2020 presidential race. Here's where he stands on health care.

April 25, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who on Thursday announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, has not endorsed a so-called "Medicare-for-All" proposal—but he also has not dismissed such a plan.

FDA approves first generic naloxone spray designed for community use

April 25, 2019

FDA on Friday announced that it has approved the first generic naloxone nasal spray, which can reverse the effects of an opioid drug-related overdose, that is intended for use in a community setting by people with no medical training.

NIH launches $353M research project to reduce opioid overdose deaths

April 22, 2019

NIH on Thursday announced a $353 million research project aimed at reducing opioid-related overdose deaths by 40% over the next three years in four states hit hard by the opioid epidemic.

TIME names 2019's 'Most Influential.' See the 10 people who made waves in health care.

April 18, 2019

TIME on Tuesday released its annual "100 Most Influential People" list, which this year includes 10 individuals who have made major contributions to health care.

Should fentanyl be considered a weapon of mass destruction?

April 17, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security is considering whether to designate fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction, according to an internal memo.

Why more hospitals are investing in psychiatric EDs

April 4, 2019

Psychiatric patients are making up a growing share of emergency department (ED) patients, so hospitals are opening specialized psychiatric ED units—and early research suggests the facilities are benefitting hospitals and patients.

Map: US residents are unhappy (and the opioid epidemic might be a key factor)

April 3, 2019

The United States ranked as the 19th happiest country in the world on the United Nations' latest "World Happiness Report," the lowest ranking the United States has had since they launched in 2012.

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