Tag: health care reform

Vaccine Effective vs COVID Variants

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As mutated strains of the coronavirus represent new threats in the...

New CDC Head Discusses Timeline for Vaccine Rollout

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The new CDC director gave an overview of the Biden administration’s...

Vaccination Appointments Canceled as States Run Low on Doses

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As states ramp up their vaccination efforts, some say they’re running...

Biden Asks Surgeon General Adams to Resign

  Dr Jerome Adams In one of his first moves as president, Joe Biden asked US Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, to resign. Adams...

HHS Will Drop Buprenorphine Waiver Rule for Most Physicians

Federal officials on Thursday announced a plan to largely drop the so-called X-waiver requirement for buprenorphine prescriptions for physicians in a bid to remove an...

New Trump Administration Policies for FDA Under Fire

The Trump administration is making attempts in its final days to weaken regulation of medical products, say watchdog groups. The Department of Health and Human...

White House Being Deep Cleaned Before Inauguration

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Because of COVID-19 outbreaks that occurred at White House events under...

Biden’s First Order of Business May Be to Undo Trump’s Policies

The party split in Congress is so slim that, even with Democrats technically in the majority, passing major health care legislation will be extremely difficult....

Feds to Start Using Pharmacies to Ramp Up Administration of Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The federal government is turning to private pharmacies to administer COVID-19...

A Crush of Patients, Dwindling Supplies, and the Nurse Who Lost Hope

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nurse Kristen Cline outside the VA hospital in Sioux Falls, South...

They Were Experts in Viruses, and Now in Pitfalls of Fame

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. BOSTON (AP) — Dr. Ashish Jha started 2020 thousands of miles...

Race to Vaccinate Millions in US Off to Slow, Messy Start

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Terry Beth Hadler was so eager to...

Judge Delays Rule That Cuts Pay for Drugs in Docs’ Offices

The Trump administration has failed to persuade a judge of the need to rush the implementation of major changes in payments for drugs administered in...

HHS Launches National Plan to Attack STI Epidemic

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued the first national plan to address the exploding rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)....

Democrats Are Running Hard on Health Care in Georgia’s Runoffs

In this Nov. 20, 2020, photo, Vice President Mike Pence and Kelly Loeffler wave to the crowd during a Defend the Majority Rally in Canton,...

Becerra’s Big Challenge: Vaccinating Americans Against Virus

In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra talks to reporters after a news conference at UCLA. President-elect Joe Biden...

Biden Taps Vivek Murthy, MD, for Surgeon General

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, to serve as the 21st surgeon general of the United States. If he is confirmed,...

Is a Pelvic Examination Necessary 6 Weeks After Hysterectomy?

Doctors commonly perform pelvic examinations approximately 6 weeks following hysterectomy to assess the integrity of the vaginal cuff. But this practice may not be necessary...

Thousands of Doctors’ Offices Buckle Under Financial Stress

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   Cormay Caine misses a full day of work and drives...

Slow Taper off Antimalarial Avoids Lupus Flare During Remission

Slowly tapering off – or remaining on – antimalarial medications can help prevent disease flare in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who’ve achieved clinical...

Pharma Money Colors Operation Warp Speed’s Quest to Defeat COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President Donald Trump, with HHS Secretary Alex Azar, tapped Moncef Slaoui...

HIV PrEP Prescriptions Often Go Unfilled

Same-day HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescriptions and insurance navigation services led 70% of people at a Detroit sexually transmitted infection clinic to ask for a...

HCV Care Can Learn a Thing or Two From the HIV Experience

Individuals living with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection face several challenges in accessing care, many of which are shared by patients in the HIV community....

Trump Could Clean House at Health Agencies

As President Donald J. Trump starts firing officials of his administration ― even if it appears that they would only have a few months left...

Biden Is Under Pressure to Name New FDA Chief ASAP

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President-elect Joe Biden made COVID-19 a linchpin of his campaign, criticizing...