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FDA plans to restrict flavored e-cigarette sales, ban menthol cigarettes from market

The Food and Drug Administration plans to limit sales of most flavored e-cigarettes to vape shops and move forward with a ban on menthol cigarettes as it tries to curb “epidemic” levels of teen e-cigarette use, according to senior FDA officials, who asked not to be named because the proposal is not yet public.

Vote As If Your Health Depended Upon It; Learning from Governor Kasich on Voting Day 2018

…because it does. “Citizens scare politicians,” I heard Governor John Kasich say to Nicole Wallace on her show Deadline: White House yesterday, just hours from today’s U.S. 2018 midterm elections. Governor Kasich has led the Buckeye State since 2011, and his second and final term ends in January 2019. The Governor expanded Medicaid under the… Read More »

After provider uproar, CMS steps back from major E/M revamp

Dive Brief: CMS has finalized the Physician Fee Schedule for 2019, pushing back a controversial flattening of E/M codes to 2021 after a backlash from providers and physicians. The rule also cuts some E/M documentation requirements and removes duplicative notation requirements. New payments for a number of telehealth services, including prolonged preventative services, virtual check-ins… Read More »