Congress to HHS

Give Labs the Money They Need to Develop COVID-19 Testing Capacity

This is a bad time to be a clinical lab in the U.S. Although a recovery seems to be in the works, the pandemic has drastically reduced testing for just about anything and everything other than … [Read more...]

Two New Bills

New Federal Legislation Would Give Labs Grants to Expand COVID-19 Testing Capacity

We all hope the worst of the pandemic is over and that life can get back to something like normal. But even as America reopens, the disturbing truth remains that the virus is still out there and that … [Read more...]

COVID-19 Politics & Lab Testing

$3 Trillion HEROES Stimulus Bill Clears House Will Die in Senate

On May 15, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, by a vote of 208 to 199, a new $3 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill that includes $75 billion to support diagnostic testing and contact tracing … [Read more...]

PAMA

PAMA Unlocks Golden Age for Innovative Diagnostics

By Chance Scott  bio The publication of the 2018 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) in January saw a long and heated debate within the lab community come to fruition. When Congress … [Read more...]

FUNDING

Trump Budget “Blueprint” Proposes NIH Cuts, Increases for FDA User Fees and Enforcement

The headlines are harsh. "Terrible," devastating," and "crippling," are words the biomedical industry is using to describe President Trump's proposed cuts to science and … [Read more...]

FUNDING

Budget Blueprint: Funding for Tech Down But Increases for Enforcement

The headlines are harsh. "Terrible," devastating," and "crippling," are words the biomedical industry is using to describe President Trump's proposed cuts to science and medical research in his 2018 … [Read more...]

FUNDING

Labs and Diagnostics Central to 2017 Federal Budget Requests

Diagnostics figure prominently in key portions of the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2017. Significant funding is devoted to precision medicine, cancer, antibiotic resistance, and of course, Medicare … [Read more...]


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