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June 26, 2019
California

SACRAMENTO, Calif . – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is dismayed to see media reports that claim the California Democratic Party (CDP) accepted a significant donation from the tobacco company Juul Labs through sponsorship of the California Democratic Party Convention held recently in San Francisco.

June 26, 2019
National

Today the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will markup legislation aimed at helping reduce patients’ out-of-pocket health care costs and improving public health. The Lower Health Care Costs Act would exempt patients from having to pay surprise medical bills in most circumstances.

June 20, 2019
Maine

Legislators approved an amended version of L.D. 1028, which equalizes the tax on non-cigarette tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to the same level as cigarettes.

June 20, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – Advocates and volunteers from the Patient Quality of Life Coalition (PQLC) will be on Capitol Hill today to share their stories with lawmakers as part of the coalition’s sixth annual lobby day. The PQLC includes more than 40 organizations that collectively work to advance the interests of

June 19, 2019
National

Today the U.S. House is poised to pass an FY 2020 spending bill that includes a $2 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) including a $300 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

June 17, 2019
New York

ACS CAN thanks the New York State Assembly for passing a bill that protects New York State residents from having their health insurers change their drug formularies mid-year.

June 15, 2019
Nevada

RENO, Nev. – June 14, 2019— The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and its volunteer advocates, most of them cancer patients and survivors, thank Gov. Sisolak for signing Senate Bill (SB) 263 into law yesterday. The bill addresses the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes by Nevada youth. In

June 14, 2019
National

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On May 15, U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm ruled that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acted illegally when, in August 2017, it allowed e-cigarettes to remain on the market until 2022 before applying for FDA authorization (and also allowed products to stay on

June 12, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is launching a new initiative this week that will promote the experiences of cancer survivors in cancer-related policymaking. The initiative will establish a national panel of cancer survivors who will share through a series of surveys their opinions