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News by Topic: Health screening

Sep 24, 2021 - The Food and Drug Administration has revoked three Emergency Use Authorizations issued to Gravity Diagnostics, LLC; Materials and Machines Corporation of America; and Guardant Health Inc. related to COVID-19 detection and diagnosis tests.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 24, 2021 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment will hold a virtual public business meeting on November 3-4, 2021. Agenda items include discussions related to the telemedicine; improving STI screenings in people with HIV through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program; housing services; and patient-centered, integrated care. Pre-registration is required by October 29, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 14, 2021 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking comment on revisions to the data collection instruments utilized within the Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program (CWHSP). The program is designed to monitor the health of coal miners and to track trends and patterns in the prevalence of black lung disease. Comments are due by November 15, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 13, 2021 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comment on proposed updates to the Periodicity Schedule of the Bright Futures Recommendations for Pediatric Preventive Health Care (Bright Futures Periodicity Schedule) as part of the HRSA-supported preventive service guidelines for infants, children, and adolescents. The Periodicity Schedule is maintained through a national cooperative agreement between the American Academy of Pediatrics and HRSA. Comments are due by October 13, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 13, 2021 - Announces $123 million in funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide evidence-based treatment and support to people with substance use disorders (SUD), aiming to reduce fatal overdoses, which increased almost 31% in 2020. Funded state, local, and tribal-level programs include the Medication Assisted Treatment for Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA) program, the Tribal Opioid Response Grants (TOR) program, the Screening, Brief, Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program, and others.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sep 3, 2021 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces the renewal of the National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee charter. The Committee advises the Commissioner of Food and Drugs on a range of issues related to mammography including determining whether there exists a shortage of mammography facilities in rural and health professional shortage areas and determining the effects of personnel on access to the services of such facilities in such areas. The charter is effective for a 2-year period until July 7, 2023.
Source: Federal Register