The study argues the expansion of prescription drug coverage has prevented drug plan managers from controlling costs.
A consumer watchdog is challenging the dairy industry’s push to relax labeling requirements for milk products that contain aspartame and other “hyper-sweeteners” it says are linked to the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to be on the lookout for fraudulent drugs promising a “miracle cure” for weight loss or sexual performance.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking a new look at regulations that spell out which parts of a cow’s insides can be included in food supplements and makeup.
The agency is reopening the public comment period on a 2005 directive allowing certain previously prohibited cattle parts to be used in food, dietary supplements and cosmetics, according to a notice to be published in Monday’s Federal Register.
The Obama administration on Friday released more than 700 pages of new regulations to implement portions of the Affordable Care Act.
The four rules, which are scheduled for publication in mid-March, finalize both major and minor parts of the healthcare reform law that Congress passed in 2010.
Three of the regulations are final and roll out the multistate healthcare exchanges and reforms to the insurance market, including provisions to encourage cost-sharing, stabilize health insurance premiums and prevent providers from denying coverage.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said the rules would “help to ensure that every American has access to high-quality, affordable health insurance.”
The proposal would assess annual fees on most insurers that would total $8 billion next year and rise thereafter.
An anti-smoking group is renewing pressure on federal regulators to examine the safety of electronic cigarettes.
Federal regulators will now have the power to freeze the assets of fraudulent or abusive small-business healthcare pools, according to a new rule to be published Friday.
The Department of Labor (DOL) is issuing two final rules authorized by the healthcare reform law that aim to protect small-business employers and their employees from predatory health benefit arrangements.
The rate of hospital readmission rates for Medicare patients has been cut since passage of the Affordable Care Act, The Washington Post reports.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is stepping up oversight of the cantaloupe industry following a pair of illness outbreaks linked to more than 400 illnesses and three dozen deaths.
In a letter issued this week to industry groups, FDA announced plans to initiate inspections at packinghouses during the 2013 growing season.
“The aim of these inspections is in part, to assess the current practices by this segment of the produce industry and to identify insanitary conditions that may affect the safety of cantaloupe destined for distribution to consumers,” wrote Michael Landa, director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.