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BETHESDA, MD—While most of the Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act‚ the 2,000 page health care reform bill signed into law by President Obama in March‚ is centered on ensuring all Americans have access to health insurance, there are a number of implications for clinicians, federal and private, and for clinical researchers.
WASHINGTON, DC—Over the last several years, federal agencies have made a concerted effort to direct research and funding to those rare diseases that might not get attention if left to the whim of market forces. For rare pediatric diseases, the challenge can be even greater.
WASHINGTON, DC—Federal officials testified at a House hearing in July that there is evidence of a link between antimicrobial use in food-producing animals and drug resistance in humans, and that they are taking steps to address the nonjudicious use of antimicrobials in animals.
WASHINGTON, DC—DoD Secretary Robert Gates announced last month efforts within DoD to reduce duplication and excess overhead costs.
WASHINGTON, DC—Last month legislators heard from veterans’ advocates on the major deficiencies in caring for the physical injuries of the nation’s newest veterans.
WASHINGTON, DC—No state has achieved the US government’s goal for 2010 of having an obesity prevalence of 15% or less, CDC Director Thomas Frieden said last month.
WASHINGTON, DC—Jonathan Woodson, MD, the president’s nominee for assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, told a Senate committee last month that if he is confirmed he would draw upon his career experience to “engage others, set the vision, and motivate and inspire others to work for a common goal.”
While less than half of young adults are not getting cholesterol screening, up to a quarter of them have elevated cholesterol, a CDC study shows.
WASHINGTON, DC—Last month, VA eased its rules for how veterans with PTSD file for disability benefits from the department.
WASHINGTON, DC—Nearly 1.5 million servicemembers have left active duty and become eligible for VA healthcare since the start of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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