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Lawmakers On Both Sides Dig In Heels Over Drastic Cuts To NIH Funding

KHN Morning Briefing

“I’m extremely concerned about the potential impact of the 18 percent cut,” said Rep. Tom Cole, the Republican chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee responsible for the National Institutes of Health. Meanwhile, Rep. Nita Lowey, senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, said the proposed cuts could have “catastrophic results” for patients and researchers.

Price Defends Steep Cuts To NIH As Reducing Redundancies And Waste

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The Health and Human Services secretary was grilled by appropriators about the suggested $5.8 billion in cuts to the National Institutes of Health 2018 budget, in addition to the surprise $1.2 billion that was proposed for next year.

Doctor’s Social Media Promos For His Company’s Cancer ‘Breakthrough’ May Violate Federal Rules

KHN Morning Briefing

Following questions from Stat about promotion of a non-Food and Drug Administraiton approved treatment, NantKwest softened the language. Meanwhile, The New York Times writes on how more surgeries are being conducted while patients are awake. And other news outlets report on tuberculosis, the flu vaccine, Zika, another virus that can cause birth defects called Cytomegalovirus and more public health stories.

‘Right-To-Try’ Advocates Help Pass Laws In 33 States As Movement Gains National Foothold

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Legislation to allow terminally ill patients access to experimental treatments not approved by the Food and Drug Administration also have momentum in the other 17 states. Today’s other public health stories report developments on a potential sepsis treatment, a devicemaker’s redesigned medical scope, a link between breast implants and a deadly cancer and the latest on the bird flu outbreak.