HHS Secretary Azar Directs FDA to Establish Working Group on Drug Importation to Address Price Spikes

20. July 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
As part of the Trump administration’s efforts to lower drug prices and put American patients first, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar requested today that FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb establish a working group to examine how to safely import prescription drugs from other countries in the event of a dramatic price increase for a ...

The Trump Administration Plan for Reunifying Children

19. July 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Trump Administration Plan for Reunifying Children
Below is a summary of the reunification process that the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Homeland Security (DHS), and Justice (DOJ) are implementing for eligible children over 5 years of age who may have been separated from their parents. This document is intended to educate the public about the detailed interdepartmental reunification plan ...

HHS Secretary Azar Announces Senior Advisor for Fourth Departmental Priority

19. July 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced that Adam Boehler, currently Director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), will also begin serving as Senior Advisor for Value-Based Transformation and Innovation. Boehler is the fourth individual Azar has appointed to serve as a senior advisor to the secretary overseeing one ...

HHS Secretary Azar Praises FDA Announcement of Biosimilars Action Plan

19. July 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement on FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s announcement of a Biosimilars Action Plan to aid the development of a market for biosimilars: “Increased competition is one of the key strategies President Trump outlined in the American Patients First blueprint to bring down prescription drug prices. Biologics ...

HHS Secretary Azar Praises New FDA Effort to Advance Access to Over-the-Counter Drugs

18. July 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement on the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement of a guidance laying out new ways to empower patients with over-the-counter drugs: “FDA’s announcement is another step in our efforts to deliver on President Trump’s blueprint to put American patients first. The agency’s new guidance will ...