Health

HHS Awards Grants to Combat Skyrocketing Health Insurance Premiums

HHS Awards Grants to Combat Skyrocketing Health Insurance Premiums

$109 million awarded to help state review programs.

CMS Issues Guidance on Same-Sex Partners as Patient Representatives

CMS Issues Guidance on Same-Sex Partners as Patient Representatives

Hospitals cannot discriminate against same-sex domestic partners as representatives for incapacitated patients.

DEA Plans Ban on “Bath Salts” and “Plant Food”

DEA Plans Ban on “Bath Salts” and “Plant Food”

Agency intends to prohibit the sale of synthetic stimulants, at least temporarily.

Petition Calls for Reform of FDA Regulation of Generic Drug Labels

Petition Calls for Reform of FDA Regulation of Generic Drug Labels

Advocacy group petitions agency to let generic drug manufacturers update labels.

Calorie Posting and Its Impact

Calorie Posting and Its Impact

Researchers find that posting calories in restaurants decreases calories per purchase.

11th Circuit Finds Affordable Care Act’s Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

11th Circuit Finds Affordable Care Act’s Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

Decision splits circuits, sparking responses from presidential candidates.

11th Circuit Rejects Unlimited Power to Impose Federal Mandates

11th Circuit Rejects Unlimited Power to Impose Federal Mandates

The appeals court demonstrates why health insurance requirement is unconstitutional.

FDA Issues Reports on International Collaboration

FDA Issues Reports on International Collaboration

Agency reports on pilot programs to increase international regulatory collaboration.

New Recommendations for Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions

New Recommendations for Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions

EPA’s Science Advisory Board offers recommendations to improve cost-benefit analysis.

HHS Proposes Rules for Affordable Insurance Exchanges

HHS Proposes Rules for Affordable Insurance Exchanges

Proposed federal standards issued for implementing health care reform.

HHS Releases Progress Report on Open Government

HHS Releases Progress Report on Open Government

The agency details its plans to enhance transparency, public collaboration.

House Hearing on Efforts to Confront Alzheimer’s Disease

House Hearing on Efforts to Confront Alzheimer’s Disease

Hearing discusses how to address potential global crisis.