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CMS acts to help Georgia with Hurricane Michael emergency response, waivers to take effect

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the agency has acted to support Georgia in response to Hurricane Michael.

CDC: Flu vaccine reduces risk of flu hospitalization among pregnant women

CDC recommends pregnant women get a flu shot because they are at high risk of developing serious flu illness, including illness resulting in hospitalization.

GA DPH: Vaccination is the Best Protection Against the Flu

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition of Georgia (PHIC) encourage all parents to fully vaccinate their children, ages six months and older, each year against influenza (flu).

Pharmacy owner pleads guilty of $8.4M scheme in Medicare fraud

$8.4 million in Medicare fraud in Florida pharmacy.

Georgia woman dies of West Nile infection

Georgia health officials say a woman in her 90s has died from West Nile Virus.

HHS joins others to combat flu and other health threats with new medicines

A new partnership looks to forge new ways to fight the flu and other health threats.

Kaiser rated top private health plan in Georgia

Kaiser rated the top commercial health plan in Georgia.

Medicare Advantage plan provider to pay $270M in false claims

A Medicare Advantage plan provider agreed to pay $270 million to resolve its False Claims Act liability for providing inaccurate information that caused Medicare Advantage Plans

U.S. Challenges World to Intensify Global Fight against Antibiotic Resistance

The U.S. charges pharmaceutical and health insurance companies, food animal producers and purchasers, medical professionals, government health officials, and other leaders from around the world to work together to address antibiotic resistance.

New FDA-Approved Cannabis Pharmaceutical Placed in Controlled Substances Act

The Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced this week that Epidiolex, the newly approved medication by the Food & Drug Administration...