NPR – When President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, it came with a regulatory change to allow doctors to prescribe addiction medicine virtually, without ever seeing the patient in person.
Medscape – In a wide-ranging hearing, Francis Collins of the NIH and Scott Gottlieb of the FDA commented on the progress they have made in implementing the 21st Century Cures Act in the year since the legislation was passed.
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Gizmodo – A powerful and controversial new genetic engineering technology offers the potential to drastically reshape our world by overriding natural selection. And the US military’s research arm is among one of the technology’s biggest research funders.
National Institutes of Health – NIH’s All of Us Research Program and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) have teamed up to raise awareness about the program, a landmark effort to advance precision medicine.
Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies – On behalf of its project partner, the Institute of Occupational Medicine, NanoReg2 seeks information from organizations that manufacture, make, use, distribute, or dispose of nanomaterials.
The Baltimore Sun – At a congressional field hearing on opioids held Tuesday in Baltimore, Republicans, Democrats and health care officials agreed about the scope of the problem, but there appeared to be little agreement about who should do what.