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US Department of Health and Human Services News

  • HHS partners to develop first intranasal treatment for cyanide poisoning
    The first intranasal (nose spray) treatment for the life-threatening effects of cyanide poisoning will be developed under an agreement between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Emergent BioSolutions of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Cyanide could be used as a...
  • HHS activates program to reimburse hospitals caring for patients evacuated following Hurricane Irma
    As part of the Trump Administration’s government-wide efforts to provide relief to those affected by Hurricane Irma, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) activated a program to help hospitals and medical facilities providing care to people affected by Irma. This is the first time HHS has activated...
  • HHS commits $144.1 million in additional funding for opioid crisis
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded an additional $144.1 million in grants to prevent and treat opioid addiction in support of President Trump’s commitment to combat the opioid crisis. The grants will be administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). “Those supporting prevention,...
  • HRSA awards $200 million to health centers nationwide to tackle mental health and fight the opioid overdose crisis
    Today, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded more than $200 million to 1,178 health centers and 13 rural health organizations in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin to increase access to substance abuse and mental health services. “No corner...
  • First HHS medical support team arrives in Florida Keys
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    A National Disaster Medical System team from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services became part of the first wave of federal responders transported today into the Florida Keys as part of the Trump Administration's government-wide efforts to provide relief to those affected by Hurricane Irma. The team will...

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