Category: Health Care

Federal, Health Care, Industry, Policy

Biden team strains to flex muscles in abortion fight

June 28, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

President Joe Biden’s top health official said Tuesday that “every option is on the table” when it comes to helping women access abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. But the gap between outrage […]

Health Care, Industry

Texas AG Ken Paxton investigating Walmart over its opioid sales

June 28, 2022

Via: Fox News

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Tuesday he is launching an investigation into Walmart’s opioid sales to determine if the retail giant improperly filled prescriptions. Paxton issued a civic investigative demand to Walmart for possible violations of the Texas Deceptive […]

Health Care, Industry

Will health insurers continue to cover abortion now that Roe has been overturned?

June 27, 2022


Rules on when and whether insurance can cover abortion are fairly clear. Whether people will be able to access that coverage now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned is not. In some states, insurance may cover what is now […]

Health Care, Industry

FDA forces all Juul products off the US market [Updated]

June 23, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

The Food and Drug Administration this morning denied marketing authorization for all Juul products currently sold in the US, effectively shuttering the e-cigarette giant that once dominated the US market. The authorization denial specifically applies to the Juul device and […]

Health Care, Industry

High court rules against government on drug reimbursement

June 15, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The Supreme Court said Wednesday that the federal government improperly lowered drug reimbursement payments to hospitals and clinics that serve low-income communities, a reduction that cost the facilities billions of dollars. The high court ruled unanimously in a case involving […]

Health Care, Industry

Justice Department asks U.S. appeals court to allow transit mask mandate

June 1, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The Justice Department on Tuesday called on a federal appeals court to reinstate the national mask mandate for public transit and airplanes after a U.S. district judge found the requirements to be unlawful in April. In a brief filed with […]

Health Care, Industry

Inspectors ask for authority to go after more COVID fraud

May 31, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Inspectors general need more authority to go after fraud in the COVID-19 relief programs, the independent committee overseeing federal pandemic relief spending said Tuesday. The agencies watchdogs’ authority to administratively prosecute fraudsters is limited to fraud of $150,000 or less […]

Cybersecurity, Health Care, Industry

The FDA’s New Cybersecurity Guidance for Medical Devices Reminds Us That Safety & Security Go Hand in Hand

May 26, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

It’s hard to believe, but medical device manufacturers who are subject to Food and Drug Administration premarket approval — the FDA process of review to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Class III medical devices — are still operating under […]

Health Care, Industry

FDA chief to detail delays inspecting baby formula plant

May 25, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The head of the Food and Drug Administration faced bipartisan fury from House lawmakers Wednesday over months of delays investigating problems at the nation’s largest baby formula plant that prompted an ongoing shortage. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf laid out a […]

Health Care, Industry

Beijing extends work-from-home order as COVID-19 cases rise

May 23, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Beijing extended orders for workers and students to stay home and ordered additional mass testing Monday as cases of COVID-19 rose in the Chinese capital. Numerous residential compounds in the city have restricted movement in and out, although conditions remain […]