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  • Tobacco-Free Policies on the Rise Across US Colleges and Universities

    Tobacco-Free Policies on the Rise Across US Colleges and Universities

    Tobacco-Free Policies on the Rise Across US Colleges and Universities


    Many include e-cigarettes and hookahs



    (June 21, 2018) - - Today, the (U.S.) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following information:

    More than twice as many U.S. college and university campuses were smoke free or tobacco free in 2017 as in 2012, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation (ANRF), published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. As of November 2017, at least 2,082 U.S. colleg
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  • Trump Administration says it helps Millions of Americans Employed by Small Businesses Gain Access to Quality and Affordable Health Coverage

    President Donald J. Trump Helps Millions of Americans Employed By Small Businesses Gain Access to Quality, Affordable Health Coverage




    Washington, DC - - (June 19, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Labor is helping millions of working Americans gain access to quality, affordable health insurance for themselves and their families. Many small businesses and their employees have struggled with government restrictions that limit access to quality, affordable health coverage. This Association Health Plan (AHP) reform will address many of the inequities between small and large businesses in access to that covera...
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  • U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Praises Trump Administration Expansion of Health Insurance Options

    U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Praises Trump Administration Expansion of Health Insurance Options



    (June 19, 2018) - - HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement regarding the Department of Labor’s release of a final rule on the regulation of Association/Small Business Health Plans: “This action by the Trump Administration will give more Americans access to affordable, high-quality health insurance coverage. Allowing small businesses and individuals to band together to...
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  • FDA Approves First Generic Versions of Suboxone Sublingual Film

    FDA Approves First Generic Versions of Suboxone Sublingual Film

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves First Generic Versions of Suboxone Sublingual Film, which may Increase Access to Treatment for Opioid Dependence




    Agency is taking additional steps to advance the development of new FDA-approved treatments for opioid dependence and encourage their more widespread use



    (June 14, 2018) - - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual film (applied under the tongue) for the treatment of opioid dependence. “The FDA is taki
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  • Statement by U.S. Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Hargan on Unaccompanied Alien Children Facilities

    Statement by U.S. Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Hargan on Unaccompanied Alien Children Facilities




    (June 17, 2018) - - Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan issued the following statement regarding the upcoming Congressional tours of the Unaccompanied Alien Children facilities: "We look forward to having several members of Congress tour HHS – funded Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) facilities in Texas and California today and tomorrow. Congress gave HHS the responsibility to care for these children and teenagers, and we take this legal mandate very seriously. It is our hope that as members tour the facilities they will see the facilities for what they are intended to provide: safe and healthy environments for children and teenagers to reside u...
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  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Announces 196 Million Dollars Funding Opportunity for Opioid Treatment Grants

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Announces $196 Million Funding Opportunity for Opioid Treatment Grants to Hardest-hit States and Tribes




    (May 30, 2018) - - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now accepting applications for $196 million to treat opioid use disorder through its Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment-Prescription Drug Opioid Addiction grant program. The new ...
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves First Artificial Iris

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves First Artificial Iris





    (May 30, 2018) - - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first stand-alone prosthetic iris in the United States, a surgically implanted device to treat adults and children whose iris (the colored part of the eye around the pupil) is completely missing or damaged due to a congenital condition called aniridia or other damage to the eye. “Patients with iris defects may experience severe vision problems, as well as dissatisfaction with the appearance of their eye,” said Malvina Eydelman, M.D., director of the Divi...
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Launches Innovation Challenge to Spur Development of Medical Devices

    As Part of Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis, FDA Launches Innovation Challenge to Spur Development of Medical Devices ‒ including Digital Health and Diagnostics ‒ that Target Pain, Addiction and Diversion


    Agency will work closely with selected applicants to accelerate product development



    (May 30, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information: As part of the agency’s ongoing commitment to address the epidemic of opioid misuse and abuse, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today launched an innovation challenge to spur the development of medical devices, including digital health technologies and diagnos
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Permits Marketing of Artificial Intelligence Algorithm for Aiding Providers in Detecting Wrist Fractures

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Permits Marketing of Artificial Intelligence Algorithm for Aiding Providers in Detecting Wrist Fractures




    (May 24, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of Imagen OsteoDetect, a type of computer-aided detection and diagnosis software designed to detect wrist fractures in adult patients. “Artificial intelligence algorithms have tremendous potential to help health care providers diagnose and treat medical conditions,” said Robert Ochs, Ph.D., acting deputy director for radiologica...
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  • Overview of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Azar’s First Day of Participation at the 2018 World Health Assembly

    Overview of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Azar’s First Day of Participation at the 2018 World Health Assembly

    Secretary Alex Azar



    (May 22, 2018) - - Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar began his participation at the World Health Assembly (WHA) as head of the United States delegation by delivering remarks during a plenary session of the WHA. Speaking to representatives of the Member States, Secretary Azar laid out key priorities for the United States and the World Health Organization (WHO) and challenged the WHO to keep its...
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