HHS

Biden HHS Favorite Would Revive Obama-Era Attacks on Religious Freedom

Sasse: 'Nominees who can’t pass basic civics tests are going to have a hard time getting confirmed'

One of the favorites to lead President-elect Joe Biden's Department of Health and Human Services spearheaded the attempt to revoke religious liberty protections instituted by the Trump administration, a position that could lead Senate Republicans to challenge her confirmation.

U.S. Declares Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Friday declared a public health emergency over the coronavirus outbreak and said it would take the extraordinary step of barring entry to the United States of foreign nationals who have traveled to China.

HHS Defends Pro-Life Nurse’s Conscience Rights

Hospital forced staff 'to participate in abortions against their moral or religious objections'

The University of Vermont Medical Center violated the Church Amendment by forcing a pro-life nurse to assist in an abortion, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. 

IG: Medicare Paid Twice for Up to $420 Million Worth of Drugs

Medicare maintains existing measures sufficient to curb duplicate payment

prescription drugsIn the final year of the Obama administration, Medicare paid twice for between $160 million and $420 million worth of drugs for terminally ill patients because it failed to address a redundancy government watchdogs had identified years earlier, according to a new government report.

Drug Deaths Dip in 2018, CDC Says

Analysis: Slight overall decline masks increases in fentanyl, cocaine, meth deaths

The number of drug overdose deaths fell slightly in 2018, preliminary data released Wednesday indicate, causing government officials to claim that they are "beginning to win the fight against this crisis."