[ZOHYDRO] Maker Of Opioid Painkiller Sues Massachusetts Over Ban On Sale

        The AP (4/8) provided background information, noting that in March, Gov. Patrick “declared a public health emergency in response to the state’s growing epidemic of heroin and opioid addiction.” The AP noted that the governor “gave the state public health commissioner certain emergency powers, including banning Zohydro” until safeguards are in place to prevent … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1830: Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2013

H.R. 1830: Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2013 To provide for the establishment of a Commission to Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer. New Cosponsor: Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8] New Cosponsor: Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5] New Cosponsor: Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53] New Cosponsor: Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1] New Cosponsor: Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1984: Breast Cancer Patient Education Act of 2013

H.R. 1984: Breast Cancer Patient Education Act of 2013 To amend the Public Health Service Act to raise awareness of, and to educate breast cancer patients anticipating surgery, especially patients who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, regarding the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction, prostheses, and other options. New Cosponsor: Rep. Allyson … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1801: Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act of 2013

H.R. 1801: Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act of 2013 To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms no less … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1339: Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

H.R. 1339: Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, and other programs, to promote education in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 3877: Lymphedema Treatment Act

H.R. 3877: Lymphedema Treatment Act To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment. New Cosponsor: Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] Thank you to the newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 2607: Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act

H.R. 2607: Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act To establish programs with respect to childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer. New Cosponsor: Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18] New Cosponsor: Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1] Thank you to the newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not … Continue reading

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer Released

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer Released The 2013 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer was released to great fanfare. Produced annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, … Continue reading

Cancer Treatment Parity Act

Cancer Treatment Parity Act In a rare display of bipartisanship, the end of 2013 saw the holiday spirit overtake politics, as U.S. Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced the Cancer Treatment Parity Act of 2013. The bill’s goal is to provide access to better cancer treatments by leveling the costs of certain chemotherapy … Continue reading

CureToday.com: Blogs – Guest – Federal funding for cancer research: The good, the bad and the ugly

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer Heather Swift‘s insight: Federal Funding for Cancer Research: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly After a tumultuous year of debates and shutdowns, Congress has passed legislation that will fund cancer research and education—but does the bill do enough? Calaneet Balas of the Ovarian Cancer … Continue reading

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