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Federal government awards Ryan White grants to HIV care providers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently gave over $2.2 billion in grants from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to states, cities and community-based organizations for HIV/AIDS care and medications. Read More »

U.S. Department of Health funds novel methods of improving influenza vaccines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) recently provided sponsorship of two novel approaches to improving influenza vaccines. Read More »

HHS unit sponsoring development of drug for severe flu cases

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is sponsoring a drug being developed to treat patients hospitalized with severe cases of influenza. the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) said this week. Read More »

HHS program advances experimental Ebola vaccine regimen

An experimental Ebola vaccine regimen recently succeeded in making progress, thanks to an agreement between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Crucell Holland, BV, which is a branch of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies under Johnson & Johnson. Read More »

HHS partnership furthers development of potential Ebola drug

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said Wednesday its Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) recently partnered with the Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) to further develop and create a drug to treat the Ebola virus. The experimental drug is related to Mapp Biopharmaceuticals’ ZMapp, which was used in tobacco plants. Read More »

HHS chooses regional centers to be special pathogen treatment sites

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said Friday it has chosen nine health departments and associated partner hospitals as special regional treatment centers in order to improve the nation’s response capabilities to infectious diseases, such as Ebola. Read More »

HHS exploring quick, easy test for Ebola infections

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) said Friday it will continue to pursue the development of a fast, easy diagnostic test for Ebola that it can be used in hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics or field settings. The new diagnostics test, called OraQuick, provides test results within just 20 minutes, making it the fastest Ebola test yet. Read More »

HHS announces Secretary’s Ventures projects for 2015

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced funding through the Secretary’s Ventures program for three projects for 2015 that will be lead by entrepreneurial teams within the HHS. Read More »

Kaprielian named HHS director for New England states

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell recently announced that Rachel Kaprielian will be HHS’s new Region I director for Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Read More »

Rule changes proposed for electronic health records

Goal is to support nationwide interoperability of Medicare records. Read More »

Majority of parents still seeking vaccinations for children

Harvard study shows routine vaccinations remain the norm. Read More »

HHS seeks contractors to test malaria vaccines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the National Institutes of Health's Allergy and Infectious Diseases unit, is seeking contractor proposals for testing new malaria vaccines, the NIH said recently. Read More »

HHS chief's legal-immunity order aims to further Ebola vaccine efforts

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell has taken the initiative to facilitate the development and availability of experimental Ebola vaccines. Read More »