Six leading public health organizations today asked federal courts to allow them to intervene in two lawsuits brought by the electronic cigarette and cigar industries against the Food and Drug Administration’s 2016 rule establishing public health oversight of e-cigarettes, cigars and other previously unregulated tobacco products
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Unlike the House version of this bill, senators did not exempt from FDA oversight many cigars, including some cheap and flavored cigars often popular with youth. The Committee’s action preserves FDA authority to regulate all tobacco products as granted by Congress
The House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Committee marked up its FY 2018 spending bill today including a $1.1 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a $82 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
15 national patient advocacy organizations urge Congress to oppose the ACA repeal and take a bipartisan approach to reform
Any attempt to repeal the ACA without replacing it with equal or better coverage will leave our health care system in shambles. If the existing law is abolished, 32 million Americans could lose their insurance coverage in the next decade. This approach is completely unacceptable for the patients we represent.
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved a bill today that would greatly weaken the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) oversight of tobacco products. The provision was included in the FY 2018 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Related Agencies appropriations bill.
The House advanced legislation to reauthorize and expand the FDA's user fee programs that maintain a strong partnership between the FDA and industry, with the goal of bringing pharmaceutical drugs and devices to the market, and making them accessible to patients, as expeditiously as possible.
New Poll Shows Overwhelming Opposition to Medicaid Cuts and Premium Increases for Older, Sicker Americans
A new nationwide survey finds eight in 10 (81 percent) Americans would oppose a health care bill if it includes deep cuts to Medicaid and 71 percent oppose moving the program to a lump sum or per-capita payment structure
Sixty patients and consumers from across the country, each with their own personal health care story, gathered on Capitol Hill today to urge their senators to preserve quality health care access and coverage for millions of Americans.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is launching new print and digital ads today highlighting the real risks to cancer patients and survivors posed by pending health care legislation.
New Youth Tobacco Data Highlights Critical Need for Continued CDC Tobacco Prevention and Control Funding
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released data from its National Youth Tobacco Survey today that found tobacco use among youth in grades 6-12 has decreased in recent years.