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Power. Progress. Prevention. November 8, 2019

November 8, 2019 Trump administration considers exempting vape shops from e-cigarette ban The president recently announced his intent to ban flavored e-cigarettes from the market to curb the widespread vaping epidemic among children and teens. However, while speaking at the White House on Wednesday, presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway said the administration may exempt vape shops […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019 Save the Date: Prevent Cancer Advocacy Workshop 2020 The Prevent Cancer Advocacy Workshop will be held on March 25, 2020, at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, DC.  The Workshop is an annual event that convenes stakeholders to discuss pressing issues that impact cancer prevention and early detection, as well as novel approaches to […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019 Help Medicare beneficiaries access colorectal cancer screenings The Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (H.R. 1570) and its companion bill in the Senate (S. 668) currently have 309 and 59 co-sponsors, respectively. Despite the broad bipartisan support, the bills have stalled in committees. This important legislation would eliminate the coinsurance requirement […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019 Trump administration announces plan to ban flavored electronic cigarettes After six deaths and nearly 500 reported cases of severe lung damage across the country, the Trump administration announced on Wednesday its plan to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol flavors. Vaping has become increasingly common among teens and […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. August 30, 2019

August 30, 2019 New proposed updates to several screening and vaccination guidelines This week, several updates were issued for screening and vaccination schedules, including recommendations for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, hepatitis C (hep C) vaccine, and BRCA 1 and 2 genetic testing. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019 Surprise medical billing becoming more common A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reveals that surprise medical billing, the practice of charging patients the difference between the cost of a service and what an insurer will cover, is becoming a much more common and expensive practice. Researchers […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. August 2, 2019

August 2, 2019 New study finds chemicals in “vape Juice”   A study released this week from researchers at Yale and Duke Universities found traces of chemicals known as acetals in “vape juice,” the liquid used in many electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. Researchers looked at eight flavors of Juul e-liquids, which have different mixtures than many […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019 Federal court sets deadline for e-cigarette makers Last week, U.S. district judge Paul Grimm ruled that electronic cigarette makers have until May 12, 2020 (10 months) to submit applications for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review of their products. If applications are not submitted, the products will be automatically pulled from the […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. July 5, 2019

July 5, 2019 Members of Congress introduce bill to protect prevention and public health funding Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA-6) last week introduced the Public Health Funding Restoration Act, which reaffirms the need for prevention and public health programs and restores funding to the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF). Under the […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019 FDA cautions makers of e-liquid to add warnings to social media posts Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) partnered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to send warning letters to four manufacturers of e-liquids for electronic cigarettes. The companies, Solace Technologies, Hype City Vapors, Humble Juice Co. and Artist Liquids […]