New STD Data Represent Urgent Call for Action

The continued steep increase in incidence of sexually transmitted diseases reported in the 2018 data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday, is a cause for deep concern about dangerous gaps in our public health infrastructure.

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American Society of Anesthesiologists Offers Trump Administration Medical Expertise to Protect and Improve Medicare

ASA today offered it medical expertise to the Trump Administration as it works to improve Medicare beneficiaries’ access to physician care, implement transparency and market-based reforms, while reducing cost and regulatory burdens as provided in President Trump’s Executive Order.

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Briefing: Point-of-Care Testing—Bringing the Lab to the Patient

Point-of-care testing is transforming healthcare: this type of testing helps patients get diagnosed and treated faster, and also makes it easier for patients in remote areas to have access to medical testing. Join AACC and leading experts in laboratory medicine for a discussion about what lies ahead for point-of-care testing and what needs to happen so that all patients can benefit from quality testing of this kind.

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Senate Subcommittees Takes Important Step Toward Ending HIV While Resources to Address Concurrent Epidemics, Housing Remain Critical, but Unaddressed

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Related Programs Appropriations subcommittee’s allocations of funding for the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative in its proposed budget for 2020 represent a significant step toward an ambitious, critical, and achievable goal; however, lack of new resources to confront increasing rates of hepatitis C and sexually transmitted diseases with insufficient support for addressing opioid-related infectious diseases, falls far short of the response to these concurrent epidemics that is needed.

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ASTRO comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding their proposed radiation oncology alternative payment model

In response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) request for comment on their proposed advanced alternative payment model (APM) for radiation oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) submitted comments and issued the following statement today from Paul Harari, MD, FASTRO, Chair of the ASTRO Board of Directors.

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ATS Responds to FDA’s Promise of Future Action on Flavored E-Cigarettes 

The ATS congratulates the FDA important, but belated action, to remove flavored e-cigarette products from the U.S. market. Since e-cigarette products first emerged in the U.S., the American Thoracic Society has consistently called on FDA to aggressively regulate e-cigarettes and has repeatedly urged the FDA to ban flavored e-cigarette from the U.S. market.

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