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HHS Issues Latest Health Care Press Releases

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued its latest press releases on health care topics, which you can read and access below.

Trump Administration Secures New Supplies of Remdesivir for the United States

June 29, 2020

On Monday, HHS announced an agreement to secure large supplies of the drug remdesivir for the United States from Gilead Sciences through September, allowing American hospitals to purchase the drug in amounts allocated by HHS and state health departments.  Read full news release »

Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D., Statement on Texas Community-Based Testing Sites 1.0 Extension

June 26, 2020

On Friday, HHS, in response to a request from the State of Texas, granted a 14-day extension of federal support for five Community-Based Testing Sites (CBTS) in Texas.  Read full news release »

OCR Resolves Complaint with Tennessee After it Revises its Triage Plans to Protect Against Disability Discrimination

June 26, 2020

Today, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at HHS is announcing that it has reached an early case resolution with the state of Tennessee after it updated its crisis standards of care (“CSC”) plan to ensure that the criteria does not discriminate against persons based on disability or age.  Read full news release »

HHS Announces New Organ Transplant Guidance

June 25, 2020

Today, HHS and the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) published an updated solid organ transplant guideline to assess donors and monitor recipients for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus infections.  Read full news release »

HHS Secretary Azar Statement on End of Eastern DRC Ebola Outbreak

June 25, 2020

On June 25, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ministry of Health officially announced the end of the Ebola outbreak in the eastern DRC that has been ongoing since August 2018.  Read full news release »

HHS Secretary Azar Statement on Victory for President Trump’s Price Transparency Agenda

June 23, 2020

On Tuesday, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted summary judgment to HHS in a challenge to the Trump Administration’s new hospital price transparency requirements, which are scheduled to take effect January 2021.  Read full news release »

HHS Announces MENTAL Health Innovation Challenge

June 23, 2020

Today, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health launched the MENTAL Health Challenge to combat the social isolation and loneliness that older adults, people with disabilities, and veterans often experience.  Read full news release »

HHS Announces Partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine to Fight COVID-19 in Racial and Ethnic Minority and Vulnerable Communities

June 23, 2020

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced the selection of the Morehouse School of Medicine as the awardee for a new $40 million initiative to fight COVID-19 in racial and ethnic minority, rural, and socially vulnerable communities.  Read full news release »

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