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Article ID: 719341

Senate Domestic, Foreign Funding Bills Recognize, but Fall Short of Needs for Critical Infectious Disease Responses

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Spending bills released by Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday demonstrate encouraging recognition of some of the most urgent health challenges threatening individual and public health at home and abroad. At the same time, the bills fall short of the comprehensive commitments necessary to fully effective responses.

Released:
20-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 719298

Senate Subcommittees Takes Important Step Toward Ending HIV While Resources to Address Concurrent Epidemics, Housing Remain Critical, but Unaddressed

HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Related Programs Appropriations subcommittee’s allocations of funding for the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative in its proposed budget for 2020 represent a significant step toward an ambitious, critical, and achievable goal; however, lack of new resources to confront increasing rates of hepatitis C and sexually transmitted diseases with insufficient support for addressing opioid-related infectious diseases, falls far short of the response to these concurrent epidemics that is needed.

Released:
19-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Rutgers Cardiologist Advocates for Personalized Treatment with Aspirin as Primary Prevention in Cardiovascular Disease

Article ID: 719072

Rutgers Cardiologist Advocates for Personalized Treatment with Aspirin as Primary Prevention in Cardiovascular Disease

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

A nationally recognized Rutgers cardiologist recommends that aspirin be used as primary prevention for cardiovascular disease only with select patients, saying that the scientific evidence is too diverse to support a one-size-fits-all approach.

Released:
17-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 719060

ASTRO comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding their proposed radiation oncology alternative payment model

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

In response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) request for comment on their proposed advanced alternative payment model (APM) for radiation oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) submitted comments and issued the following statement today from Paul Harari, MD, FASTRO, Chair of the ASTRO Board of Directors.

Released:
17-Sep-2019 3:05 AM EDT

Policy

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Cancer,

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Article ID: 718846

SOT Statement on the US EPA Memorandum “Directive to Prioritize Efforts to Reduce Animal Testing”

Society of Toxicology

The SOT 2019–2020 Presidential Chain has released a statement in response to the US EPA Memorandum released on September 10, 2019, with the Subject Line “Directive to Prioritize Efforts to Reduce Animal Testing.”

Released:
11-Sep-2019 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718849

ATS Responds to FDA’s Promise of Future Action on Flavored E-Cigarettes 

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The ATS congratulates the FDA important, but belated action, to remove flavored e-cigarette products from the U.S. market. Since e-cigarette products first emerged in the U.S., the American Thoracic Society has consistently called on FDA to aggressively regulate e-cigarettes and has repeatedly urged the FDA to ban flavored e-cigarette from the U.S. market.

Released:
11-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Policy

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Healthcare, Smoking,

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Article ID: 718773

370 Healthcare Groups Send Letter to Congress Urging Prior Authorization Reform in Medicare Advantage

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR), along with 369 other leading patient, physician, and healthcare professional organizations, sent a letter to Congress urging passage of the Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 (H.R. 3107), a bipartisan bill to protect Medicare Advantage beneficiaries from prior authorization requirements that needlessly delay or deny access to medically necessary care.

Released:
11-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Policy

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Healthcare, U.S. Politics,

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English

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Article ID: 718756

HIV, Infectious Diseases Provider Organizations Call for In-patient Antiretroviral Stewardship

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), and the American Academy of HIV Medicine

the Infectious Diseases Society of America, its HIV Medicine Association and the American Academy of HIV Medicine call for the establishment of antiretroviral treatment stewardship programs in hospital settings to support appropriate use of the drugs, to avoid the use of medicines that are incompatible with patients’ regimens, and to avert the development of treatment-resistant HIV.

Released:
10-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718716

Rheumatology Leaders and Patient Advocates Convene on Capitol Hill to Advocate for Patient Access to Care, Solutions to Workforce Shortage

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Physicians, health professionals and rheumatology patients gathered on Capitol Hill this week to urge lawmakers to support the Safe Step Act, Empower for Health Act, and the REDI Act during ACR's annual Advocates for Arthritis event.

Released:
10-Sep-2019 9:10 AM EDT

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