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1693 Articles Matching "government"

U.S. drugmakers file lawsuit against requiring drug prices in TV ads

Jun 15, 2019 , Reuters
U.S. drugmakers filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a new government regulation that would require them to disclose the list price of prescription drugs in direct-to-consumer television advertisements....
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Brazil asks for WTO investigation of Indonesia on poultry trade

Jun 15, 2019 , Reuters
The Brazilian government has formally asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to open a panel to investigate Indonesian policies on Brazil's poultry exports, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday....
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‘Our Lives Don’t Matter’: Flint Residents Left Stunned As Prosecutors Drop All Criminal Charges Against Officials

Jun 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Some officials had been facing charges as serious as involuntary manslaughter in the case over the water contamination crisis that crippled the city of Flint, Michigan. The prosecutors say that the initial investigation was bungled and it is opting to launch a new but expanded probe. But the decision was a blow to residents who were already suspicious of the government....
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CDC investigates after 4 patients got sepsis from contaminated platelet transfusions

Jun 14, 2019 , CNN Health
Four people in three states developed sepsis after receiving bacteria-contaminated platelet transfusions between May and October last year, according to a US government report released Thursday. One of the four patients died....
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Brazil lifts suspension of beef exports to China

Jun 14, 2019 , Reuters
Brazil's government said on Thursday it has lifted a suspension of beef exports to China after dealing with an atypical case of mad cow disease, sending shares of Marfrig Global Foods, Minerva SA and other Brazilian meatpackers soaring....
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China agriculture ministry says no proof natural compound prevents swine fever

Jun 14, 2019 , Reuters
China's ministry of agriculture said on Thursday a company which claimed a natural compound was effective in preventing African swine fever did not have government approval to research the virus and its assertions were not scientifically sound....
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Nursing home abuse frequently goes unreported, government agency finds

Jun 13, 2019 , CNN Health
Abuse in nursing homes remains under-reported in the United States, according to reports released Wednesday by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General....
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Canadian panel calls for universal public drug coverage

Jun 13, 2019 , Reuters
A Canadian advisory council studying prescription drug coverage said on Wednesday the federal government should create a C$15.3 billion ($11.5 billion) universal, single-payer public pharmacare system, and warned that the current system requires a major overhaul....
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Congo declares measles epidemic after it kills more than Ebola

Jun 12, 2019 , Reuters
Congo's government has declared an epidemic of measles, which the latest health ministry figures show has now killed at least 1,500 people, over a hundred more than have died of Ebola....
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VA Owes At Least $189 Million To Disabled Veterans Who Overpaid On Their Home Loans

Jun 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
At issue is a fee that is paid to the lender, which is supposed to be waived for disabled veterans. A recent audit found that more than half of the veterans entitled to this added benefit paid the fee and never received reimbursement from the government. Meanwhile, the VA implemented its expanded privatized care program on...
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More States Eye Public Options–But What Exactly Does That Mean? The Term Is Hard To Define

Jun 07, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
In general, when policymakers use the term “public option,” they mean a health plan with significant government control. But public option is a “squishy term,” said JoAnn Volk, a research professor at Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms. “It does mean different things to different people, depending on your goals and...
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Social Security Error Jeopardizes Medicare Coverage For 250,000 Seniors

Jun 07, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The problem affects private drug policies and Medicare Advantage plans that provide both medical and drug coverage and substitute for traditional government-run Medicare. It could leave plan members without...
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Trump administration ends government fetal tissue research, places limits on future research

Jun 06, 2019 , CNN Health
The US Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday it will not renew a fetal tissue research contract with the University of California, San Francisco that expired today. The decision concludes a review of research using tissue from aborted fetuses....
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Trump Ban On Government Fetal Tissue Use May Be ‘Death Knell’ For Research

Jun 06, 2019 , Forbes
Although the tissue has been used to develop HIV drugs and vaccines, the Trump administration continues its anti-abortion agenda by banning it from government...
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Congo Ebola infections exceed 2,000 as new case rate triples

Jun 05, 2019 , Reuters
The number of cases of Ebola in eastern Congo has passed 2,000, government figures showed late on Monday, as the rate of new cases tripled and containment efforts faltered in the remote, unstable region....
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Perspectives: Private Insurance Didn’t Prevent Her Bankruptcy; Voters Have Tuned Out Health Care Debate (For Now); Why Subject Everyone To Risky Government Run Health Care?

Jun 04, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and...
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Chicago Nursing Home Debacle Highlights Flaws In HUD Program That’s Become Linchpin Of Country’s Elder-Care System

Jun 01, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The New York Times looks at what went wrong with Rosewood Care Centers, and how the program it relied on is a dangerous vulnerable spot for the federal...
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Viewpoints: How Quickly We Forget The Good Things Government Does For Health Care; Sen. Warren’s Plan For Ending Opioid Epidemic Comes Up Short

Jun 01, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these health issues and...
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Hong Kong reports second swine fever case, to cull 4,700 pigs

Jun 01, 2019 , Reuters
Hong Kong has confirmed its second case of African swine fever, in a further sign that the virus is continuing to spread beyond mainland China, with the government ordering a cull of 4,700 animals....
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Trump Appointee Who Oversaw Refugee Office While ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy Was Enacted Is Departing HHS

May 31, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Scott Lloyd served as director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement during the tumultuous time period when the government was separating children from their families at the border. Lloyd testified in February that he failed to alert HHS leaders about the health risks of separating migrant children, and HHS leaders previously concluded that Lloyd mismanaged efforts to reunite...
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