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Health May 05FDA to end program that hid millions of reports on faulty medical devices
In the wake of a Kaiser Health News investigation, the agency will no longer let device makers file reports of harm outside a widely used public database.
Nation Jul 18Infants summoned for deportation under family separation, federal data shows
The number of infants under age 1 involved has been rising — up threefold from 24 infants in the fiscal year that ended last Sept. 30, and 46 infants the year before.
Health Jun 28More toddlers appear alone in court for deportation under family separation
Requiring unaccompanied minors to go through deportation alone is not a new practice. But in the wake of the Trump administration’s controversial family separation policy, more young children — including toddlers — are being affected than in the past.
Health May 09Medicare failed to investigate suspicious infection cases from nearly 100 hospitals
Ninety-six hospitals reported suspicious data on dangerous infections to Medicare officials, but the agency did not follow up or examine any of the cases in depth, according to a report by the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office.
Health Feb 04Women fear drug they used to halt puberty led to health problems
Despite questions about Lupron’s lasting side effects and minimal study into its safety, the FDA sped approval of the drug to market.
Health Feb 01Democrats say Cabinet choice Tom Price ‘misled’ the public. Here’s what we know
A key committee vote on Health and Human Services cabinet nominee, Rep. Tom Price, stalled Tuesday amid charges from Senate Democrats that he has misled the public about his financial background.