By Victoria H. Johnson and Edward J. Cyran On February 3, 2015, the authority of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to deny ...Read More »
Congress Finally Agrees To Give Doctors a Pay Raise
Medicare’s troubled physician payment formula will soon be history. As expected, the Senate Tuesday night easily passed legislation to scrap the formula, accepting a bipartisan ...Read More »
Pediatricians Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools
By Amy Norton, HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Random drug testing in schools may sound like a good way to keep kids off ...Read More »
Doctors Ask: ‘Is Marijuana Medicine?’
HARRISBURG, PA – While many states have pushed for new laws to legalize the use of marijuana for medical reasons, there are few well-controlled studies ...Read More »
Is Congress Ready To Fix Medicare Pay For Doctors?
By Mary Agnes Carey With a deadline fast approaching, bipartisan negotiations are heating up in the House to find a permanent replacement for Medicare’s physician payment formula. But the tentative ...Read More »
IOM Says U.S. Should Raise Legal Smoking Age to 21
THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Raising the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 would save hundreds of thousands of ...Read More »
Historic Senate Bill Introduced to Legalize Medical Marijuana Across U.S.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday introduced an historic bill that would end the federal prohibition on medical marijuana. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rand Paul (R-KY) and ...Read More »
Medical Marijuana: What No One is Talking About
On Feb. 25, the Senate State Government Committee held a public hearing on Senate Bill 3, which would legalize marijuana for medical use in Pennsylvania. As ...Read More »
UK Approves Controversial ‘Three-Parent Baby’ IVF Procedure
Britain will become the first nation to allow three-parent babies, a controversial IVF technique that may prevent genetic, incurable diseases but opponents argue it could ...Read More »
Is The Measles Virus Back For Good?
(HealthDay News) — Is measles really back? That’s the question vexing everyone from pediatricians to policymakers to parents as the outbreak of the dangerous childhood ...Read More »