Vice President Joe Biden’s effort to encourage faster cancer cures was one factor leading to announcement

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As many as 70,000 more people could get access to office-based treatment for opioid use now that the administration has raised the cap on the number of patients each doctor is allowed to treat

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In an op-ed, Rebecca Skloot writes “The United States government recently proposed sweeping revisions to the Federal Policy for Protection of Human Subjects, or the Common Rule, which governs research on humans, tissues and genetic material”

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To protect people participating in medical research, the federal government decades ago put in place strict rules on the conduct of human experiments. Now the Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a major revision of these regulations, known collectively as the Common Rule. It’s the first change proposed in nearly a quarter-century

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The new rule did not ignite the fierce fight that a similar measure did during the health law debate. Medicare officials also turned down requests from hospitals to change their plans for a controversial rule to determine which patients are considered out-patient status, and the Wall Street Journal examines how the federal government is curbing the auditors who check those hospital decisions

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An Important Step Forward

September 11, 2015

Our Ruth Faden and Nancy Kass comment on the The Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed new rule making for the oversight of research involving human subjects

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“If finalized, it would be the most substantial policy change in biomedical research policy in decades,” says Kathy Hudson, deputy director for science, outreach and policy at the US National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Public reporting and shared savings distributions. Authors, including our Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD, Analyze publicly reported organizational characteristics, shared savings distribution plans, and early financial success of accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program

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