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Lev Facher

In White House Opioid Plan, Advocates See A Major Puzzle Piece Missing: Naloxone

The Trump administration’s designation of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency on Thursday paves the way for officials to increase access to inpatient addiction treatment, redirect some federal resources, and launch a major public education campaign.

October 28, 2017

NIH To Get A $2 Billion Funding Boost As Congress Rebuffs Trump’s Call For Cuts

Congress has rebuffed President Trump’s proposal to cut $1.2 billion from the National Institutes of Health budget in the current fiscal year. Lawmakers instead are boosting NIH funding by $2 billion, under a spending agreement reached late Sunday night. The deal does not address funding for 2018, when Trump has called for a dramatic $5.8 billion budget cut for the NIH, which funds medical research across the country.

May 1, 2017