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May 20, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – Today Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) introduced legislation that would raise the federal age of sale for tobacco products from 18 to 21. The bipartisan Tobacco-Free Youth Act comes amid a public health crisis that has resulted in a 78% spike

May 17, 2019
National

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced its final ruling on changes to Medicare Part D regarding cancer patients’ access to lifesaving drugs. In the final ruling, HHS ruled that Part D plans will not be able to deny coverage for the newest cancer drugs

May 16, 2019
National

Today the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on a legislative package aimed at protecting and improving access to affordable health care and prescription drugs, including for those with serious pre-existing conditions like cancer.

May 16, 2019
National

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a major victory for America’s kids and public health, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that, in August 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acted illegally by allowing e-cigarettes to remain on the market until 2022 before applying for FDA authorization and by permitting products

May 16, 2019
National

Today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its final rule for Medicare Part D which does not include the full range of proposed changes to drugs in the ‘six protected classes’ of cancer, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, mental illness and organ transplants.

May 14, 2019
National

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) launched an ad campaign this week highlighting deep concerns from cancer patients and survivors over the dangerous impact that proposed changes to Medicare Part D’s six protected classes could have on their access to critical drug therapies.

May 12, 2019
National

A new report issued today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) shows people who enroll in short-term, limited duration (STLD) insurance plans are likely to face serious financial strain should they be diagnosed with cancer.

May 9, 2019
National

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Six leading public health and medical organizations today called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate and take enforcement action against Juul for making unauthorized claims that the company’s e-cigarettes help users stop smoking. In a letter to the FDA , the health

April 30, 2019
National

Today the House Labor Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee on Health will vote on a FY 2020 spending bill that includes a $2 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a $300 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI), including an additional $50 million specifically for childhood cancer research.