The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is scheduled to convene at 10 a.m. ET to discuss how well the federal government has responded to a mounting public health crisis over opioids.
By Laura Santhanam
Easy access to prescriptions through friends and family facilitates more than half of the opioid misuse in the U.S., according to a survey of more than 50,000 adults.
By Roni Dengler
Less and less of the research presented at a prominent cancer conference is supported by the National Institutes of Health, a development that some of the country’s top scientists see as a worrisome trend.
By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
The White House’s full budget request for 2018 seeks sharp cuts to cancer research, climate science and children’s health insurance.
By Nsikan Akpan and Laura Santhanam
By Nsikan Akpan
Biomedical scientists are struggling to reproduce the work of others. A new book from NPR's Richard Harris explores what to do about it.
As proposed cuts loom, new research digs into the return on investment for public funding of the National Institutes of Health.
By Ike Swetlitz, STAT
On Tuesday, scientists unveiled a five-organ female reproductive system on a chip small enough to hold in your hand, and showed that it could simulate a 28-day menstrual cycle.
In Congress, lawmakers are close to passing a major bill that would increase funding for the FDA, the NIH and the effort to fight opioid abuse. The measure would also introduce more flexible standards for drug approvals, reducing the need…
By Associated Press
The House plans to vote Wednesday on a $6.3 billion bill aimed at speeding federal approval of drugs and medical devices and boosting biomedical research.
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