The Department of Health and Human Services asserted in a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration that two chemicals in kratom should be classified as Schedule I substances, meaning that the chemicals have “a high potential for abuse” and that…
By Ike Swetlitz, STAT
The search is on for a new secretary of Health and Human Services after former Georgia Congressman Tom Price resigned on Friday following a scandal over using expensive private charter flights for official travel. President Donald Trump has named Deputy…
By PBS NewsHour
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned Friday. Read Price's full letter.
By Daniel Bush
Asked whether he's planning on firing Price, Trump responded: "We'll see."…
By Associated Press
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Alan Fram, Associated Press
Trump's selection, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., 62, is a veteran conservative congressman and orthopedic surgeon from Atlanta's suburbs who has long favored voiding Obama's 2010 law and wrote his own proposed substitute for it.
By PBS NewsHour
President-elect Donald Trump chose orthopedist and six-term Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and health policy expert Seema Verma to head Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Meanwhile, Mr. Trump’s pick for…
By Laura Santhanam, Megan Crigger
Despite recent improvements, health disparities persist among racial and ethnic groups, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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