Officials Are Optimistic Monkeypox Can Be Eliminated in the US  
Cases are declining nationally, and the deputy coordinator of the White House monkeypox response team said he expected that, over time, they would drop to a trickle. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 23, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: Monkeypox United States Politics and Government Vaccination and Immunization Daskalakis, Demetre C Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

FDA ’s Drug Industry Fees Fuel Concerns Over Influence
The pharmaceutical industry finances about 75 percent of the agency ’s drug division, through a controversial program that Congress must reauthorize by the end of this month. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 15, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Christina Jewett Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) United States Politics and Government Law and Legislation Clinical Trials Generic Brands and Products Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Infant Formulas Medical Devices Food and Source Type: news

Texas Judge ’s Ruling Puts Free Preventive Care in Jeopardy
A federal judge in Texas found that the Affordable Care Act ’s process for determining what kinds of preventive care should be covered by insurance violates the Constitution. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 8, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: Decisions and Verdicts Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Preventive Services Task Force ' Connor, Reed Preventive Medicine Freedom of Religion Source Type: news

Biden Administration Plans for Booster Shot Campaign in September
A top F.D.A. regulator cited compelling data for redesigned coronavirus vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 24, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus Omicron Variant Food and Drug Administration Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pfizer Inc Moderna Inc Fauci, Anthony S Marks, Peter Source Type: news

Fact-Checking Health Claims About the Inflation Reduction Act
A provision in the law seeking to drive down drug prices has become fodder for misleading claims. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 19, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Linda Qiu Tags: Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Medicare Health Insurance and Managed Care Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Congressional Budget Office Food and Drug Administration Health and H Source Type: news

Advocates Urge Mississippi to Expand Medicaid for Mothers After Abortion Ban
The state that spurred the overturning of abortion rights is among 17 that have not adopted a new option to extend new mothers ’ Medicaid coverage for a year. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 18, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care States (US) Law and Legislation United States Politics and Government Medicaid American Rescue Plan (2021) Abortion Pregnancy and Childbirth Race and Ethnicity Midwives and Doulas Gunn, Philip Missis Source Type: news

Medicare Recipients Could Find Drug Cost Relief in Health Bill
Starting in 2025, Medicare recipients with prescription drug coverage will not have to pay more than $2,000 annually for medications, a significant savings for some. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 10, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Noah Weiland Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Diabetes Insulin Law and Legislation Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Source Type: news

Democrats ’ Long-Sought Plan for Lowering Drug Costs Is at Hand
Empowering Medicare to negotiate prices directly with drug makers has been a Democratic goal for 30 years, one the pharmaceutical industry has fought ferociously. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 6, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Rebecca Robbins Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Federal Budget (US) Law and Legislation United States Politics and Government Biden, Joseph R Jr Source Type: news

Biden Administration Plans to Offer Updated Booster Shots in September
With reformulated shots from Pfizer and Moderna on the horizon, the F.D.A. has decided that Americans under 50 should wait to receive second boosters. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 29, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Noah Weiland and Sharon LaFraniere Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Coronavirus Omicron Variant Food and Drug Administration Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Moderna Inc Pfizer Inc United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Biden Signs Executive Order on Abortion: What to Know
After the Supreme Court ’s ruling, some of the president’s supporters have wanted him to push harder to protect abortion access. But details about what his new order will do remain unclear. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 8, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Michael D. Shear and Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: Biden, Joseph R Jr United States Politics and Government Executive Orders and Memorandums Abortion Birth Control and Family Planning Dobbs v Jackson Women ' s Health Organization (Supreme Court Decision) Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision) Source Type: news

Biden Will Sign Executive Order on Abortion
After the Supreme Court ’s ruling, some of the president’s supporters have wanted him to push harder to protect abortion access, but details about what his new order will do remain unclear. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 8, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Michael D. Shear Tags: Biden, Joseph R Jr United States Politics and Government Executive Orders and Memorandums Abortion Birth Control and Family Planning Dobbs v Jackson Women ' s Health Organization (Supreme Court Decision) Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision) Source Type: news

Democrats Propose Raising Taxes on Some High Earners to Bolster Medicare
The draft plan, which is expected to be unveiled in the coming days, is part of talks over how to salvage pieces of President Biden ’s domestic agenda. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 8, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Emily Cochrane, Margot Sanger-Katz and Jim Tankersley Tags: Federal Taxes (US) Income Tax Federal Budget (US) Payroll Tax Medicare Manchin, Joe III Schumer, Charles E Senate Democratic Party Source Type: news

Democrats Offer Plan to Cut Drug Costs, Seeking Climate and Tax Deal
The drug-pricing plan was negotiated with Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, but Democrats remain short of agreement on what else would be included in any domestic policy package. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 6, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Emily Cochrane and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Law and Legislation Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) United States Politics and Government Federal Budget (US) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Global Warming Greenhouse Gas Emissions Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of Amer Source Type: news

F.D.A. Advisers Recommend Updated Boosters Targeting Forms of Omicron
The move came as new federal estimates show two subvariants, known as BA.4 and BA.5, make up more than half of new U.S. cases in the country. But it is possible that the virus might evolve yet again by the fall. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 28, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland Tags: Coronavirus Omicron Variant Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Food and Drug Administration United States Source Type: news

Biden ’s Health Secretary: ‘No Magic Bullet’ for Preserving Abortion Access
With the White House under pressure to push back on the Supreme Court ’s abortion ruling, the health secretary unveiled steps aimed at preserving access to abortion. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 28, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Charlie Savage Tags: Abortion Becerra, Xavier Biden, Joseph R Jr Plan B (Contraceptive) Birth Control and Family Planning Dobbs v Jackson Women ' s Health Organization (Supreme Court Decision) United States Politics and Government Health and Human Services D Source Type: news