Keyword: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
After declaring the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, President Donald Trump plans to slash the Office of National Drug Control Policy budget.
The House passed a short-term spending bill, but a divided Senate may lead U.S. to a government shutdown.
ONC's Elise Sweeney Anthony said the agency will release a proposed rule in April updating health IT certification requirements and addressing data blocking.
Opponents say HHS’ new “conscience and religious freedom” division will allow discrimination against women and LGBTQ patients.
House Republicans are trying to lock in votes today on a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.
HHS lacks the funds it needs to combat public health threats, says Robert Kadlec, M.D., assistant secretary for preparedness and response.
HHS issued a six-month delay to Obama-era Common Rule updates that were scheduled to take effect on Friday.
New protections may soon be in place for healthcare workers who have moral or religious objections to certain procedures.
Tom Price, M.D., who resigned in September as the head of HHS, is now an advisory board member of a Georgia staffing firm.
The Senate Finance Committee will vote on Alex Azar's nomination as HHS secretary during an executive session on Wednesday.