Whistleblower Rick Bright should no longer work for our government says President Trump

D.C. 05/15/20, 06:06

A federal immunization specialist, who testified against the Trump administration's efforts to contain the deadly Asian virus, should be dismissed according to the president. President Donald Trump is disappointed in a former director from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority who publicly criticized the nation's response to the Chinese Communist ...

Trump order seeks disclosure of hospital prices

Politics 06/24/19, 09:51

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to help keep costs down, administration officials said. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters the idea is to give patients practical information that they ...

US backs calls for Taiwan to get role at UN health assembly

Europe 05/20/19, 12:58

The United States is backing calls for Taiwan to be granted observer status at the U.N. health agency's biggest annual gathering, the U.S. health secretary said Monday. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar spoke to reporters in Geneva on the sidelines of the start of the World Health Organization's ...

Drugmakers will have to reveal prices in TV ads

Business 05/08/19, 07:32

Drugmakers will be required to reveal the prices of their prescription medicines in those ever present TV ads, the Trump administration is set to announce on Wednesday, even as some insured patients can pay thousands of dollars for critical medications. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told The Associated Press ...

Pentagon seeks base site to house 5,000 migrant children

Politics 03/12/19, 17:31

The Defense Department is reviewing a number of military bases to find a location that can house up to 5,000 unaccompanied migrant children as the U.S. braces for a surge of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border this spring. The Department of Health and Human Services submitted the request for space late ...

NIH cancer chief to serve as acting FDA commissioner

U.S. 03/12/19, 13:24

The head of the National Cancer Institute will temporarily take charge of the Food and Drug Administration next month after the departure of its current chief. The appointment Tuesday of Dr. Ned Sharpless comes a week after Scott Gottlieb unexpectedly announced his resignation. Sharpless currently heads the National Institutes of Health's cancer ...

Trump plan would channel prescription discounts to patients

Politics 01/31/19, 17:02

The Trump administration says it is moving ahead with a plan to channel behind-the-scenes prescription drug discounts directly to consumers. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Thursday his proposed regulation would encourage drugmakers, middlemen and insurers to provide any such discounts to consumers when they purchase their prescriptions. Drugmakers don't ...

Surgeon General: Federal drug classification needs changes

Health 12/06/18, 14:35

The nation's drug classification system should be revisited but illegal drugs shouldn't simply be decriminalized nationwide, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams told a gathering of police leaders focused on the opioids crisis Thursday in Boston."Our scheduling system is functioning, but not as ideally as it could," he said of the ...

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