‘Right To Try’ Measure Loosening Experimental Drug Access Sails Through House On Second Attempt
The legislation gives terminal patients a chance to try experimental drugs, but critics say that it undermines patient safety standards without actually increasing access to lifesaving drugs and gives patients "false hope."
Prominent AIDS Researcher Named As CDC Chief Despite Concerns Over Misconduct Investigation
Dr. Robert Redfield "has dedicated his entire life to promoting public health and providing compassionate care to his patients," HHS Secretary Alex Azar said. Critics had spoken out against Redfield over complaints that his work on a high-profile vaccine research more than 20 years ago was flawed -- though a probe found no evidence of misconduct -- and that he advocated for policies like mandatory patient testing for HIV and for segregating HIV-positive Army soldiers.
Bipartisan Health Law Stabilization Measure Shut Out Of $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill
In the early days of negotiations, there was hope that the legislation would make it into the final budget bill, but anti-abortion language became a deal-breaker for both sides. Lawmakers who worked on the package expressed their disappointment "that an opportunity to lower health insurance rates by up to 40 percent for working Americans has turned into a debate about the mechanics of funding for abortion coverage." Outlets look at what else made it into the spending bill.
‘We Owe All Premature Babies A Fighting Chance’: Families To Help Raise Awareness At March Of Dimes Event
“The March of Dimes’ whole strategy is healthy pregnancies, healthy babies," said Tiffany Arbuckle, who gave birth to premature twins. "They work closely with people who have lost babies or have premature babies."