Health

Rationing Scarce Medical Resources

Rationing Scarce Medical Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic raises questions about how decision-makers should distribute medical resources.

Federal Focus Shifts to COVID-19 Treatments

Federal Focus Shifts to COVID-19 Treatments

FDA releases guidance on using blood from recovered COVID-19 patients to treat new cases.

Your COVID-19 Immunity Papers, Please

Your COVID-19 Immunity Papers, Please

Coronavirus immunity certificates could permit recovered persons to escape lockdown restrictions.

Regulating Rationing During the COVID-19 Crisis

Regulating Rationing During the COVID-19 Crisis

Regulators and policymakers review old rules and propose new guidelines for rationing ventilators.

Encouraging Competition Through Generic Drugs

Encouraging Competition Through Generic Drugs

FDA clarifies its generic drug approval process in an effort to encourage market competition.

Combatting Covert Chemistry Operations

Combatting Covert Chemistry Operations

To curb overdoses and drug trafficking, the DEA proposes regulations for a chemical precursor to fentanyl.

The Long Road to SNAP

The Long Road to SNAP

U.S. food stamp programs grapple with a new wave of scrutiny.

Proposal to Import Prescription Drugs Faces Criticism

Proposal to Import Prescription Drugs Faces Criticism

Critics of a proposed rule to import drugs from Canada cite safety concerns and other potential problems.

FDA Versus Our Own Stem Cells

FDA Versus Our Own Stem Cells

The federal government seeks authority over stem cell treatments but risks thwarting medical advancement.

FDA Relaxes Rules on Ventilators for COVID-19

FDA Relaxes Rules on Ventilators for COVID-19

Responding to the coronavirus outbreak, a federal agency relaxes requirements on medical device manufacturers.

An Epidemic Meets a Pandemic

An Epidemic Meets a Pandemic

Amid the coronavirus, the federal government eases restrictions on prescribing controlled substances by telehealth.

Before the Bedside Manner

Before the Bedside Manner

Health care licensing regulators grapple with innovation, safety, and expertise when credentialing providers.