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HHS Secretary Alex Azar said his department would meet two court-ordered deadlines to reunite immigrant children with their parents in a process that highlights the escalating cost and complexity of the inter-department immigration system.
The state's highest court said New York City health officials can mandate annual flu vaccines for children in city-regulated day care and preschool, reversing lower court rulings.
About half of individuals considered to be at high risk for contracting HIV reported they were not offered testing by their physicians during a clinical visit, which experts say has hindered efforts to reduce the number of new infections.
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Support for Patients and Communities Act, which will widen access to treatment to end opioid addiction.
While private insurers, Medicare and Medicaid policies took steps to combat the opioid epidemic, they often missed opportunities to encourage patients to take safer, more effective alternatives to prescription opioids.
More than 70 organizations representing physicians, hospitals, insurers, drug and device manufacturers and others released a comprehensive set of recommendations aimed at addressing the escalating opioid crisis in the U.S.
Planned Parenthood and the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association asked a federal judge to stop HHS from changing its funding strategy for Title X grants. They argued the change was illegal as it was not done through a rulemaking.
The high-profile deaths this month of celebrity designer Kate Spade and TV personality Anthony Bourdain pushed suicide into the national spotlight. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the nation.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications from states and territories to score some of the $930 million in grants for opioid prevention and treatment initiatives.
HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson called addressing affordable housing issues the "perfect nexus" where his agency could work with HHS and others to avoid program redundancy and maximize their resources' impact.
The "Stop Youth Opioid Abuse" ad campaign features graphic re-enactments of four individuals' stories about becoming addicted to prescription opioids.