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Nov 18 2022
American Academy of Pediatrics urges Biden administration to declare emergency over 'unprecedented' RSV surge
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children’s Hospital Association are calling on the Biden administration to declare an emergency to a support a national response to an "alarming surge of pediatric respiratory illnesses, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza."
The organizations say they sent a letter this week to Biden and Health and Human ServicesFox News (Online News)
Nov 21 2022
Biden administration continues to dodge calls from pediatric doctors to declare RSV outbreak a national health emergency
As the outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) continues to strain pediatric hospital beds across the country, the Biden administration continues to dodge calls from the medical community to declare the outbreak a national health emergency that would provide them with additional resources to battle the outbreak similar to those that were provided during the early days of the COVID-19The Blaze
Sep 02 2022
Dozens of migrant children reported missing in Houston, raising alarms
Federal and local officials are scrambling to locate close to a dozen unaccompanied migrant children, after Houston police raised concerns about a trend of migrant children reported missing in the Texas city, according to U.S. government officials and related emails reviewed by Reuters.
The cases underscore the challenges for U.S. President Joe Biden's administration as it faces aReuters
Jun 28 2022
White House Directs Americans To Website Detailing How Minors Can Bypass Parental Notification Laws To Obtain Abortion
The White House promoted a press release Tuesday sent by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that directs Americans, including minors, to a website with information on how to obtain abortions throughout the country.
The HHS press release, titled “Know Your Rights: Reproductive Health Care” and originally published June 25, highlights the website AbortionFinder.org. TheThe Daily Caller
Jul 08 2021
HHS Secretary Becerra Says Comments About "Government's Business" and Vaccination Status Were Taken Out of Context
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra sparked controversy on Thursday after an interview with CNN’s Brianna Keilar. Keilar asked, “I wonder if you can answer that criticism: ‘It’s none of the government’s business knowing who has or hasn’t been vaccinated.’ What do you say?” Becerra responded, “It is absolutely the government’s business, it is taxpayers’ business, if we have toThe Hill Politico Fox News (Online News)
Aug 16 2022
FDA to allow select hearing aids to be sold over the counter
Hearing aids will soon be available for purchase over the counter at a local pharmacy or drugstore.
The Food and Drug Administration finalized a ruling that will allow select hearing aids to be sold at stores or online retailers without a prescription or a medical exam at a lower cost.
"For many Americans who suffer from hearing loss, safe and effective and high quality hearingWashington Examiner
Aug 05 2022
Report: Biden WH Apprehends Nearly 250K Unaccompanied Child Migrants
The Biden administration has apprehended 243,850 unaccompanied immigrant children for entering the country illegally since February 2021, Breitbart reported on Friday.
Over that period, an average of 350 unaccompanied migrant minors have been apprehended daily by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and sent to the Department of Health and Human Services. In 2021, CBP transferred moreNewsmax (News)
Jul 08 2022
Biden to Sign Order Stepping Up Efforts to Protect Access to Abortion, Contraception
President Biden is expected to sign an executive order directing agencies to take steps to protect access to reproductive healthcare and the privacy of patients seeking those services, following the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Friday’s order is expected to direct Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra to submit a report within 30 days on additionalWall Street Journal (News)
Aug 04 2022
Biden administration declares monkeypox a public health emergency
Amid growing calls from health officials across the country, the Biden administration declared the current monkeypox outbreak to be a public health emergency in the U.S. on Thursday afternoon.
The declaration, which was made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, comes a little less than two weeks after the World Health Organization designated the outbreak an emergency ofABC News (Online)
Aug 19 2022
U.S. Plans to Shift Bill for Covid Shots and Treatments to Insurers, Patients
The Biden administration is planning for an end to its practice of paying for Covid-19 shots and treatments, shifting more control of pricing and coverage to the healthcare industry in ways that could generate sales for companies—and costs for consumers—for years to come.
The Department of Health and Human Services intends to hold a planning session on Aug. 30 that would bring togetherWall Street Journal (News)