ADEA Washington Update

Little-Known Opioid Case Targets Big Drug Distributors

ACA, Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Court, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

2018 has a number of major health care cases to watch, including multibillion-dollar battles over Affordable Care Act (ACA) spending and Medicare reimbursement.

One case is attacking the opioid epidemic by targeting the nation’s largest drug distributors over allegedly negligent sales of opioids. This case has been... Click Here To Read More

Tobacco Packaging Bill at Second Reading Debate

Canada, Legislation, Public Health | Permanent link

It is estimated that 125 people die every day in Canada from smoking. This surpasses the total number of deaths from motor vehicle collisions, other external causes of accidental injury, intentional self-harm, and assault. Senate bill S-5 would address some of... Click Here To Read More

Oral Health Check—There’s an App for That

HHS, Dental Health, Oral Health | Permanent link

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of a handful of federal agencies charged with the prevention, monitoring and eradication of disease throughout the nation. The CDC Division of Oral Health works to integrate oral heal programs into chronic diseases... Click Here To Read More

Congress Passes Wide-reaching Tax Overhaul

Funding, ACA, Legislation, House, Senate, Education | Permanent link

Senate Republicans passed the most significant overhaul of the tax code since 1986 on Dec. 20, 2017. The President signed the bill into law. Central to the new tax law are major changes to how... Click Here To Read More

Temporary CHIP Fix, Defense Dollars in Stopgap Funding Measure

Funding, Legislation, House, Senate, CHIP | Permanent link

Congress acted to keep the government open by passing a short-term spending measure that maintains current spending levels through Jan. 19 and provides $4.5 billion in emergency funding for the... Click Here To Read More

Higher Ed Reauthorization Bill Moves Forward in the House

Legislation, House, Education, Financial Aid | Permanent link

At the end of December, the House introduced a new Higher Education Act intended to “transform the college marketplace by promoting innovation, access, and completion; simplifying and improving student aid; empowering students and families to make informed decisions;... Click Here To Read More

Judicial Watch: President Exceeds Authority With Travel Ban

Federal Court, Graduate Students | Permanent link

On Dec. 22, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Ninth Circuit) affirmed a district court’s finding that President Trump exceeded his authority in issuing a ban on entry into the U.S. of certain foreign nationals.

The Ninth Circuit... Click Here To Read More

Regulatory Focus: FDA Seeks Comment on Curbing Opioid Over-prescribing

HHS, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

The Opioid Policy Steering Committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ... Click Here To Read More

Canada Releases Updated Data on Opioid-related Deaths

Canada, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

The United States and Canada lead the world in opioid consumption. Canada is experiencing a serious and growing opioid crisis, with devastating... Click Here To Read More

Spotlight: Representatives Brett Guthrie and Susan A. Davis

House, Education, Graduate Students, Higher Education | Permanent link

The House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development has jurisdiction over all education and training beyond the high school level as well as poverty programs, the Native American Programs Act, the Institute of Peace, and all matters dealing with... Click Here To Read More

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