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Endocrine Society Participates in European Union Activity to Advise on Implementation of its Chemical Strategy

The Endocrine Society achieved a major victory in the new European Union (EU) Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) by including several priority actions on endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) within the strategy. The CSS commits the EU towards a series of actions to better protect citizens and the environment and promote innovation in safe and sustainable chemicals....
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Endocrine Society Leads Efforts to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs

The Endocrine Society continues to lead advocacy efforts focused on lowering the cost of diabetes medication. The Society has weighed in on recent congressional and administration activity regarding legislation and regulations aimed at lowering the price of prescription drugs.    In May, the House Energy & Commerce Health subcommittee conducted a hearing on legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs. The Endocrine Society submitted a statement to the subcommittee calling on Congress to...
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Endocrine Society Members Advocate Virtually for Increased Federal Funding for Research

On March 16, the Endocrine Society conducted a “virtual” Research Hill Day where Endocrine Society members from across the U.S. met with their congressional representatives and their staff through Zoom, Skype, conference lines, and other electronic meeting platforms while the Capitol complex is closed for the pandemic and security reasons. During these meetings, Endocrine Society members urged Congress to provide an increase...
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Endocrine Society Launches Obesity Education Initiative for Members of Congress

Obesity has been a crisis in the U.S. for decades and unfortunately it continues to impact millions of Americans. According to CDC data, approximately 42.4% of adults in the U.S. are obese, which has resulted in an estimated $147 billion in medical costs. There is also an alarming connection between obesity and COVID-19. People with obesity contracting COVID-19 are more likely to be hospitalized and placed in intensive care than those who are not obese. The...
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Increased Funding for Research Remains a Top Endocrine Society Priority

As Congress and the Biden administration begin work on the upcoming year’s (FY 2022) budget and appropriations priorities, the Endocrine Society will continue to advocate for increased research funding. As in previous years, the Endocrine Society will advocate for increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal research funding agencies that...
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Revised Medicare Fee Schedule Will Impact Endocrinologists

On December 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule for CY 2021. This rule updates payment policies and payment rates for Part B services furnished under the MPFS, as well as makes changes to the Quality Payment Program. As a result of changes included...

Endocrinology Advocacy

Not all topics of relevance to endocrinologists are about specific conditions and diseases. Sometimes, doctors need information about changes in the medical field or the field of endocrinology. Changes to medical insurance legislation, drug trial regulations and even patient privacy legislation all impact a practitioner’s way of doing business and practicing medicine. Yet keeping track of these details is not always easy. That’s why Endocrine News has organized articles and news pieces on these topics into this advocacy page. Here, practitioners can find the information gathered by the Endocrine Society, a leading endocrinology advocacy organization, conveniently in one location.

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As an endocrinology advocacy organization, the Endocrine Society is constantly working to advocate for endocrinologists and their patients, both in the government and in various research centers across the country. Here on Endocrine News, you can stay informed about these efforts and their results, so you are well aware of what changes may be coming that affect your practice. This is an invaluable resource for doctors who wish to spend their time focusing on their patients, rather than advocating for their practices, but also wish to stay informed about what is happening in the field.

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On the Advocacy page, Endocrine News provides advocacy information relevant to both those in the research field and those practicing on a clinical level. Stay up to date with the activities of the Endocrine Society, learn more about the legislation that affects your work, and see highlights of leading researchers who are pioneering not only advances in the practice but also advocacy for endocrinology as a field. By utilizing the resources on the Advocacy page, you will be better equipped to meet the needs of your patients while staying abreast on the changes affecting the industry.