Department of Health and Human Services

Advisory Committee Urges Americans to Adopt a Sustainable Diet

Latest recommendations urge Americans to eat less meat.

Regulating the Intersection of Health Care and Gun Control

If more health information should be disclosed, federal and state laws should mandate disclosure.

Balancing Medical Privacy and Public Safety

HHS letter clarifies HIPAA’s Privacy Rule and may have the potential to reduce gun violence.

GAO Exposes Flaws in Pesticide Testing of Food

Report finds deficient testing and potentially misleading reporting by government agencies.

Mixed Response to FDA’s Planned Makeover of Nutrition Labels

Proposed updates to label draw praise from public health groups, concern from food industry.

Federal Courts Split on Constitutionality of Individual Mandate in Health Care Law

Two district courts uphold insurance mandate, but two other courts find it unconstitutional.