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Threats Posed by Congressional Acts to National Health Initiatives

Threats Posed by Congressional Acts to National Health Initiatives

Passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act and of the AHCA leaves large holes in the funding of the proposed national approach to infectious disease control.

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FDA to Remove Pain Drug from the Market

FDA to Remove Pain Drug from the Market

The FDA has requested the removal of reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone HCl; Endo) from the market.

Multipronged Approach Necessary to Avoid Serious Physician Shortage

Multipronged Approach Necessary to Avoid Serious Physician Shortage

A serious shortage of physicians is expected to hit the United States over the next 10 years unless multi-pronged interventions are undertaken.

Ransomware Attacks in Hospitals

Ransomware Attacks in Hospitals

Hackers are increasingly targeting hospitals, using viruses to lock their computer systems and hold sensitive medical data and other files hostage.

Could the US AIDS Epidemic End by 2025?

Could the US AIDS Epidemic End by 2025?

If certain targets are met, the rate of new HIV infections may be down to 12,000 a year by 2025.

2022 Deadline for States to Meet Medicaid Standards of Care

2022 Deadline for States to Meet Medicaid Standards of Care

Federal standards that mean states will need to deliver care to elderly and disabled Medicaid enrollees in home and community-based settings will take effect in 2022.

ACA Replacement: Republicans Face Consensus Challenges Says Policy Expert

ACA Replacement: Republicans Face Consensus Challenges Says Policy Expert

Republicans need to reach a challenging consensus on many difficult points if they want to fulfill President Trump's commitment to provide better coverage with more affordable premiums and lower deductibles.

Cannabis for Medicine: Research and Policies Needed

Cannabis for Medicine: Research and Policies Needed

Medical marijuana, as a botanical and a scheduled drug does not fit the FDA paradigm for drug approval, a major impediment to its use in research.

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

In states where marijuana is legalized for medicinal purposes, Medicare's prescription drug benefit program has lowered its spending due to reduced prescription drug use.

Can Clinicians Be Misled About FDA 'Breakthrough' Drug Designation?

Can Clinicians Be Misled About FDA 'Breakthrough' Drug Designation?

Many believe meds supported by stronger evidence than the law requires to achieve designation.

American Academy of Pain Management Board Votes to Change Name

American Academy of Pain Management Board Votes to Change Name

AAPM will be changing its name to the American Academy of Integrative Pain Management in an effort to emphasize its focus on promoting integrative approaches to pain management.