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Redfield named to lead the CDC

Redfield named to lead the CDC

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 21, 2018

Leading HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Robert Redfield was named Wednesday to become the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC appointee faces allegations of research misconduct

CDC appointee faces allegations of research misconduct

By Marisa Taylor  |  March 20, 2018

President Donald Trump's likely pick to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is facing significant criticism because of a 20-year-old controversy over shoddy HIV research.

Trump calls for death penalty for drug traffickers

Trump calls for death penalty for drug traffickers

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 19, 2018

The White House on Monday unveiled a long-awaited plan to combat opioid abuse. The plan calls for tougher penalties for drug traffickers and a reduction in prescriptions over the next three years.

Trump calls for $18 billion cut to HHS funding

Trump calls for $18 billion cut to HHS funding

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 12, 2018

President Donald Trump's budget proposal includes an $18 billion cut to HHS funds while encouraging the agency to launch more initiatives to battle the opioid epidemic.

Healthcare looms large in budget deal

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 09, 2018

Congress gave the healthcare industry some surprising and widespread relief in its two-year budget deal.

Trump opioid declaration expires Jan. 23

Trump opioid declaration expires Jan. 23

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 20, 2018

Critics doubt a renewal of Trump's opioid public health declaration would bring about much change in a policy they say has so far garnered few results.

Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisis

Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisis

By Associated Press  |  January 18, 2018

In a coordinated, bipartisan letter, the nation's governors made more than two dozen recommendations to President Donald Trump and Congress to bolster the fight against the opioid crisis.

Trump names Conway to lead opioid efforts

Trump names Conway to lead opioid efforts

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 02, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced President Donald Trump asked Kellyanne Conway to become the administration's "opioids czar."

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