VA Surpasses Fiscal Year 2023 Hiring Goal

The department hires more than 54,000 employees to sustain healthcare needs. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health officials announced they exceeded their fiscal 2023 hiring target of…

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Federal Judge Rules DACA Program Illegal

He did not order an immediate end to the program.  Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court for Southern Texas ruled Wednesday that the Deferred Action on…

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Administration Announces Prescriptions Available for Price Negotiations

Ten drugs will be negotiated, with new pricing as of 2026. President Biden’s administration has announced the first 10 prescription drugs available for Medicare price negotiations. The pharmaceuticals…

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FDA Advisors Recommend Blood Pressure Surgery Device

A 12-member panel voted unanimously to approve the item’s safety. A panel of advisors for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formally recommended the use of a surgically…

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HHS Invests in Rural Medical Residencies

The programs are intended to address the shortage of healthcare professionals in rural areas. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $11 million to 15 rural…

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DHA Auditors Testify Before Senate Subcommittee

Chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee writes DOD and DHA concerning fiscal mismanagement. Chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts,…

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Legislation Addresses Healthcare Worker Shortage

Bill would also support those living with terminal illnesses.  The bipartisan Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act has been introduced in the Senate to support the…

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Legislation Would Expand Medicare Coverage 

Telehealth coverage is proposed after the pandemic adaptation was implemented. Bipartisan legislation has been introduced by Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, both from Virginia, to expand Medicare…

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FDA Approves Nasal Spray for Emergency Overdose Treatment

Opvee nasal spray addresses respiratory depression, sedation, and low blood pressure. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its approval for Opvee—the first nasal spray containing…

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GCI Communications Settles with FCC Over Rural Healthcare

The company will also develop training and compliance programs after violations. The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Enforcement Bureau has announced a settlement with GCI Communication Corp. resolving an…

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