The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said Friday that preparations for the second phase of vaccine testing may be impossible without more money, which will be difficult to obtain with Congress on a weeks-long break.
Democratic leaders at the Democratic National Convention this week stressed a commitment to universal healthcare. But just a few miles away, the head of a clinic serving low-income and uninsured patients is watching the election nervously.
President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill to curb abuse of heroin and opioid drugs, even as he expressed bitter disappointment with Republicans for not providing more money for addiction treatment.
Bernie Sanders finally endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination last week, and to win the Vermont senator's backing, Clinton tweaked her healthcare platform.
A New York City woman has infected her male partner with the Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission has been documented.
President Barack Obama is laying out a blueprint for addressing unsolved problems with his signature health law, including a renewed call for a "public option" to let Americans buy insurance from the government.
In another nod to primary rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is proposing to increase federal money for community health centers and outlining steps to expand access to healthcare across the nation.
Congress left it up to the CMS to pick an "applicable payment system" to replace hospital outpatient rates for services at new off-campus outpatient departments. The CMS chose to pay under the physician fee schedule.
Public health officials want physicians and hospitals to rethink the way they manage pain as Americans become increasingly anxious about the rise of overdose deaths tied to opioid drugs.
The court's term that ended late last month wasn't nearly so straightforward for the industry. At least half a dozen notable cases left some people cheering and others wringing their hands. And the midterm death of Justice Antonin Scalia appears to have affected some of the outcomes.
The next step for the Cancer Moonshot initiative involves updates on what's been done so far to reach the lofty goal of eradicating the disease and discussions on what's left to do.
Several experts called the House GOP manifesto presented by Speaker Paul Ryan a rehash of old conservative ideas that Republicans have never seriously tried to implement.