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  • Secretary Azar Statement on HHS Leadership Expansion
    As part of a broader expansion and realignment of departmental leadership, the Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday that Secretary Azar will be promoting Judy Stecker to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Strategy upon her return from maternity leave, and will soon name...
  • U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury Expand Access to Quality, Affordable Health Coverage Through Health Reimbursement Arrangements
    Today, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury issued a new policy that will provide hundreds of thousands of employers, including small businesses, a better way to provide health insurance coverage, and millions of American workers more options for health insurance coverage. The Departments issued...
  • HHS Secretary Azar Statement on Agricultural Biotechnology Executive Order
    HHS Secretary Alex Azar released the following statement upon President Trump’s signing of an executive order regarding the development of agricultural biotechnology: “Today’s advances in biotechnology make possible the development of many promising, innovative food products, such as those obtained from genome-edited animals and plants. HHS aims to ensure the safety...
  • As Measles Cases Surpass 1,000, Secretary Azar Reinforces Commitment to Vaccination
    On June 5, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the number of measles cases nationwide so far in 2019 was 1,001. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar released the following statement: “The Department of Health and Human Services has been deeply engaged in promoting the...
  • Statement from the Department of Health and Human Services
    In September 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) terminated a contract between Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. and the Food and Drug Administration that provided human fetal tissue from elective abortions to develop testing protocols. The Department was not sufficiently assured that contract included the appropriate protections applicable...

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