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Califf, FDA top officials call for sweeping review of agency opioids policies

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Editor’s Note: Reducing opioid misuse not only reduces deaths from overdose but is also key to reducing new HIV and viral hepatitis infections among persons who inject drugs. For more on the link between opioid misuse, HIV and viral hepatitis, see this CDC report. In response to the opioid abuse epidemic, today Dr. Robert Califf, the…

FDA approves Zepatier for treatment of chronic hepatitis C genotypes 1 and 4

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zepatier (elbasvir and grazoprevir) with or without ribavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1 and 4 infections in adult patients. Hepatitis C is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the liver that can lead to diminished liver function or liver failure….

AIDSinfo Guidelines App Provides Access to HIV Treatment Information at the Point of Care

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AIDSinfo, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the go-to site for federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice treatment guidelines. To meet health care providers’ expectation for mobile access to the guidelines, AIDSinfo has released a new Guidelines app. The app includes six HIV treatment guidelines developed by expert panels on the…

Fact Sheet from the Departments of the Treasury and Health and Human Services on Preparing for Tax Season

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As tax filing season begins, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Treasury Department are once again putting in place resources to help tax filers understand how health care intersects with their taxes. Reporting information about health coverage is still a new process, but it is becoming a routine part of tax…

Meet the HHS Regional Resource Consultants

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  For more than 15 years, the Regional Resource Network Program (RRNP) has provided innovative strategies for and support to regional, state, and local HIV prevention education, outreach, and stigma reduction efforts. The RRNP is funded by the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, which focuses funding on serving racial and ethnic minority populations and communities…

ACA is Working for Latinos

Rafael López, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families

For many people, January is a time to make resolutions and set goals for a healthier New Year. January 2016 is an especially important month. Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace ends on January 31, 2016. Since open enrollment began on November 1, over 8.6 million people have signed up for affordable health care…

Understanding Individuals’ Right under HIPAA to Access their Health Information

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Summary: Today, HHS took an important step toward ensuring that individuals can take advantage of their HIPAA right of access. The HIPAA Privacy Rule has always provided individuals with the right to access and receive a copy of their health information from their doctors, hospitals and health insurance plans.  This right is critical to enabling…

First-ever CMS Innovation Center pilot project to test improving patients’ health by addressing their social needs

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$157 million in funding will bridge clinical care with social services The Department of Health and Human Services today announced a new funding opportunity of up to $157 million to test whether screening beneficiaries for health-related social needs and associated referrals to and navigation of community-based services will improve quality and affordability in Medicare and…