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2011-08-01 13:22:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans will pay for abortion-inducing drugs and will find their conscience rights trampled by the new Obama Administration guidelines for health care coverage adopted today, said Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. As part of the health care reform process, AULA's attorneys testified about the guidelines during hearings held by the Institute of Medicine. However, among the groups chosen to...

2011-08-01 11:00:00

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today made an historic advance for women's health by announcing that insurance companies must cover without co-pays such key women's preventive health services as contraception, breastfeeding supports and screening for gestational diabetes, HIV infection and domestic violence. "Women across the country are cheering this decision," said Cindy Pearson,...

2011-07-29 08:56:00

CDRH, IOM Committee Members, Industry and Stakeholders to Discuss WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --On the heels of the release of the highly anticipated Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Public Health Effectiveness of the FDA 510(k) Clearance Process, The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) is holding a "Dialogue" on the report August 4 in Washington, D.C. The half-day meeting, called "An FDLI Dialogue: A First Look at the IOM Study of the 510(k) Clearance Process,"...

2011-07-29 08:10:00

Agency continues to improve device review process SILVER SPRING, Md., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The FDA today announced that it will open a public docket to begin receiving public comments on the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) report on the 510(k) program, the most common pathway to market for lower-risk medical devices. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The FDA commissioned the report in September 2009. While none of the IOM's recommendations are...

2011-07-27 00:01:20

In June 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports that "every year, at least 116 million adult Americans experience chronic pain, a condition that costs the nation between $560 billion and $635 billion annually." The Evidence In Motion (EIM) Institute for Health Professions affirms the need to educate physical therapists on chronic pain treatment and prevention. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 EIM, known for administering the largest physical therapy residency program in the...

2011-07-22 14:59:00

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading faith-based organizations, representing millions of individuals across the country, joined together today to applaud the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report advocating coverage without co-pays of the full range of contraceptive services under a provision governing women's preventive health benefits in the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The organizations include Catholics for Choice; Concerned Clergy for Choice; the National Council...

2011-07-22 10:53:00

ATLANTA, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has offered to serve as the accountability partner to ensure that surveillance recommendations laid out in the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) report A Nationwide Framework for Surveillance of Cardiovascular and Chronic Lung Diseases, which was released to the public today, are implemented. The recommendations, which the IOM released in this report sponsored by the Centers for...

2011-07-21 15:18:00

ST. LOUIS, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting some people to go to the dentist might be more difficult than pulling teeth, but for many living in the United States, having access to a dentist and the ability to visit him or her regularly is even more difficult. According to a recent report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), 33 million Americans live in areas of the country that don't offer adequate dental care services, and nearly 5 million children went without regular dental...

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2011-07-20 09:50:00

A medical advisory board has recommended that the U.S. government provide free birth control to women under the nation's healthcare overhaul. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) group, which advises the government on complex issues regarding medical science and health care policy, recommends that health insurance companies cover birth control for women as part of a preventive service that requires no copayments. "Covering birth control without co-pays is one of the most important steps we can...

2011-07-19 17:39:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, strongly opposed the recommendation of the Institute of Medicine that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate coverage of surgical sterilization and all FDA-approved birth control in private health insurance plans nationwide. The full text of the statement follows: I...


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