Tag Archives: Federal

Federal agency finds ‘reasonable grounds to believe’ Rick Bright’s whistleblower claims: NYT

Only days after former BARDA chief Rick Bright filed a whistleblower complaint alleging retaliation by the Trump administration, the U.S. Office of the Special Counsel has recommended his temporary reinstatement, the New York Times reports. The agency found “reasonable grounds to believe” HHS officials were retaliating against Bright when they re-assigned him to a new public-private… Read More »

The public health case for federal health IT rules | TheHill – The Hill

Regulations proposed nearly a year ago to improve the use of electronic health records (EHRs) remain under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), delaying potential benefits for patients and clinicians alike — despite generating significant support from stakeholders and technology experts when they were introduced. The two rules, from the Centers for… Read More »

Obamacare Insurance Mandate Is Struck Down by Federal Appeals Court

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down a central provision of the Affordable Care Act, ruling that the requirement that people have health insurance was unconstitutional. But the appeals panel did not invalidate the rest of the law, instead sending the case back to a federal district judge in Texas to “conduct… Read More »

Federal prosecutors open criminal probe of opioid makers and distributors, report says

This illustration image shows tablets of opioid painkiller Oxycodon delivered on medical prescription taken in Washington, DC. Eric Baradat | AFP | Getty Images Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have opened a criminal probe of opioid manufacturers and distributors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.  Companies including Teva, McKesson, Mallinckrodt, AmerisourceBergen, Johnson & Johnson and Amneal… Read More »

Cerner expands federal investment with acquisition of VA software consultant AbleVets

Dive Brief: Cerner, one of the biggest distributor of EHR systems, is acquiring IT consulting firm AbleVets for an undisclosed sum. AbleVets, which specializes in cyber, cloud and system development for mostly federal clients, played a central role in expanding a controversial initiative to link veterans to private healthcare services despite apparently poor planning by the… Read More »

Federal prosecutors in California reportedly open criminal probe of vaping company Juul

Juul brand vaping pens are seen for sale in a shop in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., February 6, 2019. Mike Segar | Reuters Federal prosecutors in California are conducting a criminal probe into e-cigarette maker Juul, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The probe, by the U.S. attorney’s office of the… Read More »