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  • HHS provides states second installment of grant awards to combat opioid crisis
    Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is releasing the second year of funding to 50 states, four U.S. territories, and the free associated states of Palau and Micronesia, totaling $485 million to continue the Nation’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis. “The Trump Administration is partnering with states...
  • Secretary Azar Announces Appointment of James Parker
    Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced that James Parker will serve as Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Health Reform and Director of the Office of Health Reform at HHS. Mr. Parker will lead the initiative to address the cost and availability of health insurance. Upon this announcement,...
  • Readout of Deputy Secretary Hargan's Patient Advocacy Group Meeting
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    On Tuesday, Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan held a meeting with attendees from patient advocacy groups. The attendees expressed their individual opinions and as a group exchanged information pertaining to the Department's priorities. The meeting included representatives and patients from the American Cancer Society, the American Heart...
  • Update from the Department of Health and Human Services
    Today, the Department of Health and Human Services issued the following statement: Earlier today, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex M. Azar II, was discharged from St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana after he was admitted yesterday for treatment of a minor infection. The Secretary has been fully functional...
  • Update from the Department of Health and Human Services
    Today, the Department of Health and Human Services issued the following statement: Earlier this evening the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex M. Azar II, was treated with intravenous antibiotics for a minor infection. Out of an abundance of caution he has been admitted to a hospital for observation....

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