The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee (LHHS) posted a draft FY 2020 spending bill today that includes a $3 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a $5 million increase for cancer registries and a $1 million increase for skin cancer programs, both of which operate at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
National Press Releases
Statement on Administration’s Announced Intention to Remove Flavored E-Cigarettes from the Marketplace
the Trump administration announced its intention to finalize compliance policy through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that would prohibit most flavored e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol-flavored products, from being on the market.
New initiative launches on heels of 33 states investigating more than 450 cases of lung illnesses associated with vaping, many of which involve teens and young adults
More than 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district will be on Capitol Hill this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority
Graphic Cigarette Warnings Proposed by FDA Are Long Overdue, But Agency Must Meet March 2020 Deadline to Finalize Them
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The large, graphic cigarette health warnings proposed today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are a critical and long-overdue step forward in the nation’s battle against tobacco use – the number one cause of preventable death.
Senate Finance Committee Proposes Capping Medicare Patients’ Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Costs in Drug Pricing Bill
Today the Senate Finance Committee is marking up the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act (PDPRA) of 2019, which includes a provision to cap Medicare beneficiaries’ out-of-pocket prescription drug costs in Medicare Part D, among several other proposed changes intended to bring down patient costs.
Washington, D.C. – Today the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy is holding the first of two days of hearings examining JUUL’s role in the ongoing youth tobacco epidemic.
District Court Ruling Upholding Short-Term Health Insurance Rule Could Make Comprehensive Coverage Unaffordable; Leave Many Uncovered
Patient groups representing millions of Americans with serious health conditions are voicing concern about access to affordable, comprehensive health coverage after U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon upheld an administration rule expanding access to short-term limited-duration (STLD) health plans.
In Public Health Win, Federal Court Sets 10-Month Deadline for E-Cigarette Makers to Apply to FDA to Keep Products on the Market
In an important victory for public health and especially for the nation’s kids facing an epidemic of e-cigarette use, a federal judge today set a 10-month deadline of May 12, 2020, for e-cigarette manufacturers to apply to the FDA and submit their products for public health review if they want to keep them on the market.
Today the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will mark-up a series of bills aimed at reducing patient out-of-pocket costs and preserving access to health care. Specifically, the committee will consider a measure that would exempt patients from having to pay surprise medical bills in most circumstances.