Photo of 5600 Fishers Lane in Rockville, MD, home to the IHS and other organizations Health, Urban Indian Healthcare Health clinics serving Native Americans in cities grapple with limited funding, scarce resources Health-care organizations that support Native Americans living in urban areas receive minimal federal funding, even though more than 70 percent of the U.S. Native population lives in metropolitan areas. The 41 Indian health organizations serving them, ... CONTINUE READING Featured, Health Doctors, companies push to keep looser pandemic-era rules for prescribing opioid addiction treatment via telemedicine WASHINGTON -- It got a lot easier for patients with opioid addiction to get their medication remotely during the pandemic — and now addiction doctors and telehealth companies are pushing Congress to make those flexibilities ... CONTINUE READING The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Business & Tech, Featured, Health New FDA program could boost drug development for rare diseases WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration and pharmaceutical companies say they’re hoping to improve drug development and approval for rare diseases, the majority of which lack FDA-approved treatments. There are over 7,000 rare diseases in ... CONTINUE READING Featured, Health DC clears Allen Park homeless encampment after councilmembers called for eviction moratorium WASHINGTON – After multiple delays, the District began clearing a longstanding homeless encampment in Allen Park Thursday morning, as part of a widely criticized pilot program to place encampment residents into housing accommodations. A large waste ... CONTINUE READING

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