It's been nearly three years since former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin stepped away from the public eye as the nation's top doctor. As the driving force behind the creation of the White House's National Prevention Strategy, she worked to reduce preventable illness as a means of...
Innovative research and healthcare reform don't happen overnight. A commitment to research and evaluation is needed to make sure we get good value for healthcare dollars spent.
Greg Simon was named executive director of the Cancer Moonshot Task Force, an initiative President Barack Obama announced during this year's State of the Union address, and led by Vice President Joe Biden, aiming to accelerate gains in cancer prevention and treatment.
An opioid abuse epidemic fueled by prescription drugs. Public outcry over high drug prices. A huge backlog of generic drug applications. Industry stakeholders pressing for faster approvals. Newly confirmed FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf tops our 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and...
Stigma, regulatory hurdles and insufficient payment prevent physicians from becoming certified to prescribe buprenorphine, a drug used to treat patients addicted to opioids.
The trajectory of opioid deaths in the U.S. is trending in the wrong direction and has to be moved to the top of the federal government's radar screen along with the threat of terrorism and promoting a strong economy, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.
In celebration of Modern Healthcare's 40th anniversary, we have created a list of the 40 most important healthcare milestones of the past 40 years, as chosen by our readers. Find out what events and breakthroughs made our Top 40.
President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court marks the beginning of what likely will be months of fighting over whether the Senate should confirm or even consider the 63-year-old appellate judge for the seat vacated by the late Antonin Scalia.
President Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland, chief justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Garland was part of a three-judge panel that sided with hospitals in a case over Medicare outlier payments.
The House Budget Committee on Wednesday pressed ahead with a 10-year spending plan that promises sweeping cuts to healthcare programs and federal agencies even as a tea party rebellion threatens to derail the measure later on.
President Barack Obama is crediting the late Nancy Reagan with spurring research into Alzheimer's and other diseases.
Many people who went without health insurance last year are now seeing fines more than double under the Affordable Care Act, tax preparation company H&R Block said Tuesday. Among its customers who owe a penalty for the 2015 tax year, the average fine is $383, compared with $172 for 2014.