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Endocrine Society & 86 Organizations Call on Congress to Protect Medicaid

The Endocrine Society is one of 87 organizations that issued a letter today calling on Congress to take a hard look at the likely significant and life-threatening consequences of the American Health Care Act on millions of patients. The organizations represent Americans with complex health needs who rely on Medicaid for access to care, prevention,...
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Special Commentary: Democracy in Flux

skdey On January 28th, President Trump ordered a travel ban for all citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days and for all refugees for 180 days. Spontaneous protests erupted at airports and borders all over the country, particularly over detainees who held visas or green cards. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a suit...
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ENDO 2017 Preview: Taking Aim – Preparing Your Specific Aims Critique

The “Specific Aims” is one of the most important and challenging portions of a National Institutes of Health grant application. Fortunately, a new session at ENDO 2017 will provide personal feedback and will grant writers with senior reviewers for one-on-one input. A new offering at ENDO 2017 promises to be a highlight for many in-training...
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CMS Lays Groundwork for CGM Coverage

On January 12, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would be including continuous glucose monitors (CGM) in a new category of durable medical equipment for therapeutic use. This ruling follows many years of advocacy by the Endocrine Society (ES) and its coalition partners to expand coverage for CGM to the...
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Obamacare Repeal Expected to Come First in New Congress

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has announced that a resolution to allow for the replacement of the healthcare law would be the first item of business for the Senate in the next Congress, starting Jan. 3. It is expected that to dismantle the law, Congress will use a budget process, known as reconciliation, that...
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Eureka! Top Endocrine Discoveries of 2016

eureka-head For the second year in a row, Endocrine News talks to editors from Endocrine Society journals to get the scoop on the top endocrine discoveries of 2016. The life work of a scientist requires an enormous amount of patience. “Eureka moments” take years of tireless experimentation and iteration to achieve, which is why impactful discoveries...
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Endocrine Society Calls for Solutions Regarding Insulin Price Crisis

The Endocrine Society lauds Novo Nordisk’s recent announcement that it would limit price increases for its therapies, including insulin, and hopes that other entities in the insulin supply chain including manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers, and insurers will also demonstrate similar restraint to address this important issue. People with type 1 diabetes are unable to produce...