Investigators reviewing Tom Price private flights
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price will face an inspector general’s investigation into his reported use of chartered jets for at least two dozen flights in recent months at taxpayer expense. Read the full article: Washington Post Read more
Nearly 700 vacancies at CDC amid hiring freeze
Nearly 700 positions are vacant at the CDC because of a continuing freeze on hiring that officials and researchers say affects programs supporting local and state public health emergency readiness, infectious disease control and chronic disease prevention. Read the full article: Washington Post Read more
Rise in mumps outbreaks may spur third vaccine dose
Federal health officials are evaluating the benefit of an additional dose of the mumps vaccine because of the increasing number of mumps outbreaks since 2006.   Read more
An old drug gets a new price: $89,000 a year
An old steroid treatment, long available outside the United States, received approval this week for a rare disease that afflicts about 15,000 Americans. The new list price for the drug? $89,000 a year. Read more
Delta revises credentials policy after flight incident
As of Dec. 1, Delta Air Lines has stopped requiring medical professionals to furnish credentials before assisting passengers after an African-American doctor was blocked from aiding a passenger on a flight. Read the full article: Washington Post Read more

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