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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...
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Endocrine Society Takes to Capitol Hill on NIH Funding, EDCs

With the presidential election on the horizon and NIH funding hanging in the balance, the Endocrine Society’s members have been especially active on Capitol Hill this fall. In September, the Society held a widely attended briefing on Capitol Hill about the public health impacts of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), attended a hearing on an important piece...
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Congress Faces a Difficult Lame Duck Session in November

Congress was able to agree to and pass a temporary funding bill before October 1 that will avert a federal government shut-down, keep the government running until December 9, and allow representatives and senators to go to their home districts and states to run for re-election. However, Congress faces a very difficult “lame duck” session...
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Photos: Hill Briefing – 25 Years of Research on EDCs

On Wednesday September 21, the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington D.C., was set upon by Endocrine Society members, staff, members of congressional offices, the media, and other interested parties to learn more about endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and the threats they pose to human health. The seminar, “From Hormones to Brain Development: 25 Years of...