Health

FDA Announces “Network of Experts” Pilot Program

FDA Announces “Network of Experts” Pilot Program

“Network of Experts” intended to give FDA quicker information on emerging medical devices.

Updating the Benefits of Preventing Acute Illness

Updating the Benefits of Preventing Acute Illness

New research finds higher values for protection against risks of short-term foodborne illness.

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.

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.