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  • American Society of Microbiology Hosts Forum on Disease Outbreaks
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    U.S. Response to Disease Outbreaks

    Health experts talked about the spread of infectious diseases and what the U.S. is doing to prevent potential outbreaks. Speakers included the head of the National Center for Immunization…

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  • Hearing Examines Technologies Aimed at Helping Veterans
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    Medical Technology for Veterans

    Two House subcommittees examined medical technologies designed to help veterans. Some of the innovations include robotic exoskeletons to help veterans walk and a system to monitor those afflicted…

    160 views
  • Panelists Discuss Avoiding Criminalization of Mental Illness
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    Mental Health and Criminal Justice, Part 2

    Vermont’s attorney general, prosecutors, and a former police chief talked about the role of prosecutors and law enforcement officials in avoiding the criminalization of mental illness. This was…

    246 views
  • emThe Addiction Solutionem
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    The Addiction Solution

    Lloyd Sederer discussed addiction and the opioid crisis from the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland.

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  • HHS Secretary Azar Testifies on Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request
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    Secretary Azar on Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request

    Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar testified on his department’s fiscal year 2019 budget reques. He also talked about efforts to address the opioid epidemic and the high cost of…

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  • NIH Leaders Testify on 2019 Budget Request
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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request

    Directors from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services and Related Agencies on President Trump’s fiscal…

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  • House Members Debate Changes to SNAP Program in Farm Bill
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    House Debate on Farm Bill SNAP Changes

    The House debated changes to the farm bill that would require people who receive food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as “food stamps,”…

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  • Washington Journal Representative Jeff Fortenberry RNE Discusses Rural Health Insurance
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    Representative Jeff Fortenberry on Rural Health Insurance

    Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) talked about his Rural Health Insurance Act and federal spending.

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  • Federal Health Officials Testify on Drug Pricing Program
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    Drug Pricing

    Officials from the Health and Human Service Department and the Government Accountability Office testified at a Senate committee on a federal drug pricing program called 340B. The program…

    301 views
  • Panelists Talk About Smugglers and Opioids
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    Illicit Online Opioid Vendors

    The U.S. Helsinki Commission, also known as the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, hosted a briefing on how smugglers use the internet to traffic opioids and counterfeit…

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  • House Agriculture Committee Approves Farm Bill 2620
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    Farm Bill Markup, Part 1

    The House Agriculture Committee held a meeting to draft legislation for the 2018 farm bill. Members delivered opening statements followed by discussions of amendments dealing with nutrition…

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  • emInsaneem
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    Insane

    Journalist Alisa Roth reported that nearly half the people in U.S. jails and prisons have a psychiatric disorder.

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  • White House Briefs Reporters on Drug Pricing Proposal
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    White House Daily Briefing

    At the daily White House briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. Secretary Azar outlined the Trump administration’s new proposal to lower…

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  • President Trump Unveils Proposal to Lower Drug Prices
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    President Trump Remarks on Lowering Drug Prices

    President Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced their plan for lowering prescription drug prices. They talked about some of the steps the administration would…

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  • Senator Stabenow Delivers Weekly Democratic Address
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    Weekly Democratic Address

    In the weekly Democratic address Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) talked about ways to bring down the costs of prescription drugs.

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  • Washington Journal Jeremy Dillon Discusses Yucca Mountain  Nuclear Waste Storage
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    Jeremy Dillon on Yucca Mountain and Nuclear Waste Storage

    CQ Roll Call Energy and Environment Reporter Jeremy Dillon discussed Yucca Mountain and the issue of nuclear waste storage. Earlier in the week, on Thursday, the House passed a measure,…

    321 views
  • emEuniceem
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    Eunice

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eileen McNamara recounted the life of the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, an advocate for the mentally disabled and the founder of the Special Olympics.

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  • Washington Journal Carolyn Johnson on WH Plan to Lower Drug Prices
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    Carolyn Johnson on White House Plan to Lower Drug Prices

    The Washington Post's Carolyn Johnson spoke by phone about President Trump previous-day speech on lowering prescription drug prices.

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  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open to taken viewer calls and comments to the question, “Should the federal government do more to lower prescription drug prices?” The previous day,…

    464 views
  • emPoliticoem Hosts Discussion on Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
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    Prescription Drug Supply

    Health care policy experts talked about the supply chain and cost of prescription drugs. The first session featured Pfizer CEO Ian Read, followed by a panel discussion on ways to lower…

    236 views
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