Tuesday, June 18, 2019
The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s largest healthcare group, insists it is not the time for the U.S. to adopt the “Medicare for All” plan proposed by some Democrats running for president and in Congress.
Spano applauded the bill for including almost $9.5 billion for mental health services, almost $222 million for suicide prevention outreach and almost $1.9 billon for the VA to help homeless veterans.
This week, Rubio and Grassley wrote U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Inspector General (IG) Joanne M. Chiedi requesting oversight on potential payments made to U.S. entities with partnerships to genomics companies affiliated with the Chinese government, including WuXi and BGI.
This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., teamed up to bring out a proposal ensuring mental health coverage is not more restrictive than medical care coverage.
“Drug companies have taken advantage of the patent system to maintain their monopoly on certain drugs and prevent generics from coming to market,” Cornyn said when he introduced the bill. “These tactics mean Americans are forced to pay more for the life-saving medications they need.
On Thursday, several Republicans in the U.S. Senate, including U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, sent a letter to Stephen Ubl, the president and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), asking that they provide...
According to the Florida Department of Health’s 2018 Physician Workforce Annual Report, approximately 16.6 percent of Florida’s physicians reported that they were planning to retire within the next five years.
With approximately 160,000 deaths in 2018 due to lung cancer, it is the most common cause of cancer death in the United States. The U.S Preventive Services Task Force has set out new guidelines for the use of low dose computed tomography (LDCP) that have recently been updated for individuals at high risk of having lung cancer.
“There’s no reason patients shouldn’t know exactly what their prescription drugs cost before they get to the pharmacy. Today, I’m introducing the Prescription Drug Price Reporting Act to give patients the information they need to make informed decisions for themselves and their families," Scott said.
Mast and Rice noted that almost 350,000 women in the Armed Force have deployed since 9/11 and they have reeled in more than 40 cosponsors on Capitol Hill and several veterans groups behind their proposal.