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Politics Sep 19WATCH: Pelosi unveils legislation to reduce Medicare prescription drug prices
The proposal would direct Medicare to negotiate prices for seniors and younger people.
Health Aug 29WATCH: ‘This ain’t your mother’s marijuana,’ surgeon general says
Federal health officials are issuing a national warning against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize some forms of the drug's use.
Health Aug 19Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program to avoid Trump rule
The Trump administration's family planning rule is part of a series of efforts to remake government policy on reproductive health.
Health Aug 14Planned Parenthood to exit federal family planning program unless court acts
A spokeswoman told the Associated Press that Planned Parenthood clinics "will be formally out of the Title X program" by Monday unless the full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco halts the new rules.
Health Jul 31Health chief says Trump working on plan to allow prescriptions from Canada
The move would reverse years of opposition from federal health authorities amid a public outcry over high prices for life-sustaining medications.
Nation Jul 29Trump administration tightens opioid prescriptions for federal employees
The Federal Employee Health Benefits Program is the world's largest job-based health plan, covering an estimated 9 million people, including workers, retirees and family members.
Politics Jul 23Senators unveil compromise to reduce drug costs for seniors
The bill would for the first time limit drug copays for people with Medicare's "Part D" prescription plan, by capping patients' out-of-pocket costs at $3,100 a year starting in 2022.
Politics Jul 16Trump abortion rule seen as blow against Planned Parenthood
Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration says, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical organizations and women's rights groups.
Nation Jul 15Trump abortion restrictions effective immediately
The Health and Human Services department said Monday it will begin enforcing the ban on abortion referrals, along with a requirement that family planning clinics maintain separate finances from facilities that provide abortions.
Health Jul 09Judge strikes down Trump rule requiring prescription ads to list prices
Drugmakers had argued that requiring them to disclose list prices amounted to coercion that would violate their free speech rights under the Constitution.