On Friday, President Donald Trump nominated Scott Gottlieb as commissioner of the FDA. The second week of March marks what must be at least the third or fourth controversial appointment by the commander-in-chief. Up until now, Trump has stacked the cabinet with billionaires and named industrial captains to head major federal departments. Andrew Puzder infamously
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Dozens of people along the Eastern seaboard have been diagnosed with a deadly and drug-resistant fungal infection. Federal health officials had warned physicians to be on the lookout for the pathogen since last summer, cautioning that it had been making its way across the sea from East Asia. First found in the ear of a
Almost everybody knows that doctors are among the most overworked professionals in the United States. Medical school graduates often have to toil through grueling shifts after being matched with a specialty. For first-year physicians in training, the days are about to get even longer. A new rule issued by a Chicago-based regulations group now allows
Two House Democrats introduced a bill to increase airfare transparency on Wednesday. Spearheaded by a ranking member of the House Transportation Committee, Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Rick Larson (D-WI), the bill would unravel a few of the many mysteries of what goes into making airfare so expensive. Possibly in a response to tactics by budget
Conservatives in Congress have made no secret of their intention to overhaul former President Barack Obama’s hallmark Affordable Healthcare Act. A new bill is pending, courtesy of House Republicans, which, if adopted, could take effect as early as 2020. The initiative would replace income-based subsidies with age-based tax credits. Touted as the free-market alternative to
A vote is due next week on an interesting bill proposed by Representative Bob Goodlatte. The Virginia Republican is bringing back an idea he failed to push through Congress last year which would tighten the controls on class-action lawsuits. Detractors inside government and from without are deriding H.R. 985, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation
Tennessee health officials confirmed on Sunday that a farm in the southern part of the state had been hit with an outbreak of bird flu. Highly pathogenic avian influenza, popularly called the “bird flu,” was the basis for a widely publicized health scare in 2013 and 2014. Contagious for chickens and turkey alike, the bird
On Thursday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (or CFPB, for short) released a report detailing numerous problems which it had uncovered and corrected within the credit reporting industry. Since the beginning of the year, the CFPB has been taking on credit reporting agencies such as TransUnion and Equifax. The Bureau found numerous instances wherein credit
Conservative interest groups and industry lobbyists are begging Congress to roll back Obama-era internet privacy rules. The groups sent a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday, laying out an argument for why the regulations should be reversed. Signed by 18 groups – including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, US Telecom, and the Consumer
The New York City Police Department has agreed to settle in a lawsuit which alleged the NYPD illegally targeted Muslims for surveillance. The litigation was originally filed in 2013 following numerous complaints that the Department was stalking Muslims and infiltrating mosques. Ever since September 11th, 2001, the police had been actively monitoring the greater Islamic
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