Posts Tagged ‘FDA’

FDA Warns Against Injectable Silicone for Butt, Breasts

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about the dangerous and illegal use of injectable silicone for breast and buttocks enhancements.Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Democrats Win Big With Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Barack Obama may not be running for anything these days, but his signature health care law was a big winner in Tuesday’s elections, as voters rebelled against Republican lawmakers who have blocked Obamacare’s…Photo Credit: Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

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How Low Can Trump Go? – Slate Magazine

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Slate MagazineHow Low Can Trump Go?Slate Magazine98282747 President Donald Trump talks to the media before he and first lady Melania Trump depart Washington on Friday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images. By late 2011, a struggling economy, an unpopular health care bill and a gridlocked Congress had pushed …and more »

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Aetna stock soars on report of potential acquisition by CVS Health – USA TODAY

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

USA TODAYAetna stock soars on report of potential acquisition by CVS HealthUSA TODAYShares of Aetna rose sharply Thursday following a report that the insurer could be bought by pharmacy and health care company CVS Health in a multi-billion dollar deal. The companies are in talks for CVS Healthcare (CVS) to acquire Aetna (AET) for more …CVS Health Reportedly in Talks to Buy Aetna for $66 BillionFortuneAetna’s stock surges on report of CVS deal talksChicago TribuneDrug Price Squeeze Is Driving CVS and Aetna TalksWall Street JournalBusiness Insider -TheStreet.com -Crain’s Chicago Business -The Hillall 51 news articles »

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Federal judge refuses to order the Trump administration to resume ACA payments – Washington Post

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Washington PostFederal judge refuses to order the Trump administration to resume ACA paymentsWashington PostA federal judge in California on Wednesday denied a request from 19 attorneys general across the country to force the Trump administration to resume funding of cost-sharing payments under the Affordable Care Act. The ruling leaves intact President …Judge rejects request to force Obamacare subsidy paymentsCNNSiding With Trump, Judge Clears Way for Trial Over Health SubsidiesNew York TimesTrump doesn’t have to resume Obamacare health care subsidies, judge rulesFox NewsPolitico -Los Angeles Times -The Hill -Bloombergall 72 news articles »

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Judge rejects request to force Obamacare subsidy payments – CNN

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

CNNJudge rejects request to force Obamacare subsidy paymentsCNN(CNN) A federal judge in California denied a request to force the Trump administration to continue to make cost-sharing subsidy payments aimed at helping lower-income individuals afford health care costs under Obamacare. The order is a loss for 18 …Judge won’t force Trump to keep making ObamaCare paymentsThe Hillall 28 news articles »

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Report Finds Saving Obamacare Saves Money

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

A bipartisan health care bill to stabilize Obamacare markets would reduce the deficit, according to a new report by the Congressional Budget Office. According to the CBO, the bill would save $3.8 billion…Photo Credit: AP

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The Daily 202: The corrosion of support for First Amendment principles started before Trump. He’s supercharged it. – Washington Post

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Washington PostThe Daily 202: The corrosion of support for First Amendment principles started before Trump. He’s supercharged it.Washington PostTHE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump celebrated Sunday that his campaign to delegitimize the free press is working. The president touted a Politico-Morning Consult poll published last week that found 46 percent of registered voters believe major news …GOP Senate hopefuls reluctant to back McConnell as leaderThe HillSchumer says Senate votes are there for health care dealFox NewsMcConnell Signals Willingness to Hold Vote on Health Deal if Trump ApprovesNew York TimesCNN -Arkansas Online -USA TODAY -Politicoall 107 news articles »

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GOP Senate hopefuls reluctant to back McConnell as leader – The Hill

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

The HillGOP Senate hopefuls reluctant to back McConnell as leaderThe HillSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell · Addison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGun proposal picks up GOP support Children’s health-care bill faces new obstacles Dems see Trump as potential ally on gun reform MORE (R-Ky.) has become a flashpoint for …Schumer Says All 48 Democrats Are On Board With Health Care DealNBCNews.comMcConnell will bring bipartisan health care bill if Trump says he will signPoliticoTop Senate Republican Aims for Tax Bill by Year-EndU.S. News & World ReportBloomberg -Washington Examiner -Newsmaxall 30 news articles »

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Cub Scout Kicked Out of Den After Asking Lawmaker Questions

Friday, October 20th, 2017

An Colorado Cub Scout was kicked out of his den after asking a state senator questions about the current political issues from gun control issues to health care legislaton taking place across the country,…Photo Credit: AP/Mel Evans

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Draft Of Health Care Bill Addresses Trump Concerns About ‘Bailouts’ For Insurers – NPR

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

NPRDraft Of Health Care Bill Addresses Trump Concerns About ‘Bailouts’ For InsurersNPRUpdated at 4:06 p.m. ET. A proposal in the Senate to help stabilize Affordable Care Act marketplaces would ensure that subsidies paid to insurance companies benefit consumers rather than padding the companies’ profits. A draft of the bill, obtained by …and more »

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Senators Are Pushing Ahead with a Health Care Deal as President Trump Sends Mixed Signals – TIME

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

NBCNews.comSenators Are Pushing Ahead with a Health Care Deal as President Trump Sends Mixed SignalsTIMELess than a full day after cheering a bipartisan deal being worked out in Congress to stabilize the individual insurance marketplace, President Donald Trump suggested he couldn’t support it. In a tweet sent Wednesday morning, Trump said that while he …Does Trump want to destroy our health-care system? He can’t seem to decide.Washington PostDeal to Prop Up Obamacare Stalls After Trump’s Mixed SignalsBloombergall 493 news articles »

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Trump to declare national emergency on opioids months after initial promise – CNN

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

CNNTrump to declare national emergency on opioids months after initial promiseCNNWashington (CNN) President Donald Trump told reporters Monday that he would officially make a national emergency declaration to fight the opioid epidemic next week, a move he billed as a “major announcement.” The measure comes after Trump, on the …There’s No Pill for Collective Blindness — CEO Daily, Wednesday, 18th OctoberFortuneWhat Trump said about his drug czar pick, health care fixesPBS NewsHourall 104 news articles »

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Senators reach tentative deal on ObamaCare insurer payments – The Hill

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The HillSenators reach tentative deal on ObamaCare insurer paymentsThe HillSen. Lamar Alexander · Andrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderChildren’s health-care bill faces new obstacles Overnight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children’s health insurance | Puerto Rico’s water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing …and more »

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Key senators reach bipartisan health-care subsidy deal, and Trump expresses support – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Washington PostKey senators reach bipartisan health-care subsidy deal, and Trump expresses supportWashington PostA pair of leading Republican and Democratic senators reached an agreement Tuesday to fund key federal health-care subsidies that President Trump ended last week — and the president expressed support for the plan. But it was unclear whether Senate …Bipartisan senators reach health care dealCNNSenators reach tentative deal on ObamaCare insurer paymentsThe HillLamar Alexander and Patty Murray announce deal to extend health insurance subsidiesUSA TODAYPolitico -Business Insider -New York Times -Los Angeles Timesall 66 news articles »

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Trump guts critical health care for the poor — and nobody noticed – Salon

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

SalonTrump guts critical health care for the poor — and nobody noticedSalonJimmy Kimmel’s impassioned plea to save the Affordable Care Act by invoking his personal story about his infant son Billy’s vital heart surgery was an inflection point in the national debate on health care. Unfortunately, it was just a tiny speed bump …The Great UndoerThe AtlanticA Worse Version of Health CareU.S. News & World ReportWhat to know about Trump’s decision to halt Obamacare subsidiesCBS NewsNew York Magazine -Washington Postall 929 news articles »

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First Amendment claims seen as Rx for drug makers, headache for consumers

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

By Paul Raeburn
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Off-label promotion has long been considered a serious white-collar crime. The FDA has fined drug companies billions of dollars for off-label violations. The aim: to prevent them from overstating the benefits and understating the risks of their products, a practice known as misbranding – and one that sometimes leads to patients getting drugs that prove harmful or even deadly.
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‘It was a group of 13 men who did it’: Republican senator criticizes GOP health care reform efforts – ThinkProgress

Friday, October 13th, 2017

ThinkProgress’It was a group of 13 men who did it’: Republican senator criticizes GOP health care reform effortsThinkProgressDuring a Friday morning speech in which she announced she’ll forgo a run for governor and stay in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) criticized Senate Republican leadership for shutting women out of the process of developing health care …and more »

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Trump gets hero’s welcome at Christian summit – The Hill

Friday, October 13th, 2017

The HillTrump gets hero’s welcome at Christian summitThe HillPresident Trump received a rock star reception at a gathering of religious conservatives in Washington, D.C. on Friday, where he vowed to protect Christian values and be an anti-abortion champion for the right. Trump received multiple standing ovations …Trump: ‘We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values’CNNAt Values Voter Summit, Trump calls his actions on health care “a very big step”CBS NewsNewsweek labels Values Voter Summit as ‘hate group’ ahead of Trump appearanceFox NewsTIME -USA TODAY -BuzzFeed News -SFGateall 99 news articles »

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FDA Panel Endorses Gene Therapy For A Form Of Childhood Blindness – NPR

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

NPRFDA Panel Endorses Gene Therapy For A Form Of Childhood BlindnessNPRA panel of experts has recommended that the Food and Drug Administration approve a treatment developed by Spark Therapeutics for a rare form of blindness. Spark Therapeutics hide caption. toggle caption. Spark Therapeutics. A panel of experts has …Spark’s Gene Therapy to Treat Blindness Gets Closer to ApprovalBloombergFDA advisers endorse gene therapy to treat form of blindnessCBS NewsThe Latest: FDA advisers endorse gene therapy for blindnessSFGateNature.com -Financial Times -Barron’s -Newsweekall 42 news articles »

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Schumer to Trump: Why do you treat Puerto Ricans differently? – The Hill

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The HillSchumer to Trump: Why do you treat Puerto Ricans differently?The HillSenate Minority Leader Charles Schumer · Charles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerOvernight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children’s health insurance | Puerto Rico’s water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing home residents’ right to sue …and more »

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Trump willing to pursue ‘temporary deal’ on health care – Fox News

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Fox NewsTrump willing to pursue ‘temporary deal’ on health careFox NewsPresident Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, July 24, 2017. (Associated Press). Looking to break the logjam in Washington on repealing and replacing ObamaCare, President Donald Trump said …Trump: North Korea ‘should have been handled 25 years ago’CNNExpressing empathy remains a challenge for TrumpABC NewsWhite House Report Card: All eyes on next week’s cryptic ‘storm’Washington ExaminerEW.com -Chicago Tribune -TMZ.com -The Epoch Timesall 385 news articles »

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Trump says he called Schumer to broker deal with Democrats for ‘a great HealthCare Bill’ – Washington Post

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Washington PostTrump says he called Schumer to broker deal with Democrats for ‘a great HealthCare Bill’Washington PostThis post has been updated. Frustrated by Republican inaction on health care, President Trump tweeted Saturday that he had reached out to the Senate Democratic leader in hopes of brokering a deal for a “great HealthCare Bill.” Trump said that he had …Schumer: I told Trump that ObamaCare repeal was ‘off the table’The HillTrump says he spoke with Schumer, who says deal on replacing ObamaCare is ‘off the table’Fox NewsTrump reached out to Schumer to work on ‘great HealthCare Bill’PoliticoCBS News -ABC News -U.S. News &

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FDA: Drug Shortages Possible Due to Puerto Rico Power Outage

Friday, October 6th, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that U.S. drug shortages are possible because power outages in Puerto Rico have stopped or limited production at many medicine factories there.Nearly…Photo Credit: AP/Ramon Espinosa, File

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Sessions outlines broad exemptions for religious freedom – Politico

Friday, October 6th, 2017

PoliticoSessions outlines broad exemptions for religious freedomPoliticoAttorney General Jeff Sessions issued government-wide legal guidance Friday that urges sweeping protection for religious freedom and could impact a series of pending policy decisions involving health care, LGBT rights and even disaster relief. Sessions …Sessions issues religious liberty guidance to federal agenciesThe HillJeff Sessions Just Issued New Guidance On Protecting “Religious Liberty”BuzzFeed NewsUS Issues Religious Freedom Memo Giving Leeway in Who to HireBloombergThinkProgress -Washington Examiner -OregonLive.com -Albany Times Union (blog)all 39 news articles »

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Scalise: Shooting ‘fortified’ my view on gun rights – The Hill

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

PoliticoScalise: Shooting ‘fortified’ my view on gun rightsThe HillHouse Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) says that getting shot at the GOP baseball practice over the summer — and nearly losing his life as a result — has strengthened his views against gun control. Fox News’s Martha MacCallum asked Scalise in an …Scalise Exclusive: My Experience ‘Fortified’ My Support for Gun RightsFox News InsiderCongress has access to great health care; why shouldn’t all Americans?The Denver Postall 29 news articles »

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Pence defends Puerto Rico response – The Hill (blog)

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

The Hill (blog)Pence defends Puerto Rico responseThe Hill (blog)Vice President Mike Pence · Michael (Mike) Richard PenceNew GOP ObamaCare repeal bill gains momentum Pence hires Freedom Caucus adviser for press secretary Lawmakers, pick up the ball on health care and reform Medicaid MORE defended the …and more »

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These are the GOP sticking points on tax reform – CNN

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

CNNThese are the GOP sticking points on tax reformCNN(CNN) Fresh off a blistering loss over health care, many lawmakers are cautiously optimistic their party can be more successful in overhauling the US tax code, a system they say is seriously lacking in popularity and in dire need of change. Fewer than …and more »

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‘Late Night’: Closer Look at Trump and Health Care

Friday, September 29th, 2017


Seth Meyers discusses President Donald Trump’s responses to the GOP’s failing health care efforts.

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‘Veep’ Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus Has Breast Cancer

Thursday, September 28th, 2017


Comedian and actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced Thursday she has breast cancer, and used the announcement to advocate for universal health care.

The “Seinfeld” and “Veep” star tweeted a statement saying she…

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