Endocrine Society Applauds Failure of South Dakota Bill to Restrict Medical Care for Transgender Teenagers

The Endocrine Society is pleased a South Dakota bill that would have barred healthcare providers from treating transgender teenagers using evidence-based clinical practice guidelines is not moving forward this session. Several states are considering legislation that would carry penalties of jail time and fines for healthcare providers who treat transgender teenagers using evidence-based practices. These...

Affordable Insulin for All Act Announced

U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) today announced the introduction of the Affordable Insulin for All Act (H.R. 5749) —  legislation that would slash the price of life-sustaining insulin for every American living with diabetes. The bill would create the American Insulin Program, expanding the deep discount drug manufacturers currently give to Medicaid patients, to every American who...

Endocrine Society Applauds EU Green Deal Resolution

The Endocrine Society praised the European Parliament resolution in response to the European Union’s “Green Deal”— a plan to invest more than €1 trillion in environmental initiatives, including important provisions to protect people from exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Launched on December 11, the Green Deal contains a commitment to produce a chemicals strategy for...

Endocrine Society Advocates European Union Lawmakers About EDCs

On December 3-4, following the 2019 European Union (EU) elections and with the installment of the new European Commission, the Endocrine Society brought members from seven EU Member States to Brussels to meet with policy makers and urge them to take action on endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). A full day of meetings began with a briefing...

Congress Takes Steps Towards Cosmetics Reform

Before Congress adjourned for the holidays, the House of Representatives was able to advance legislation that reflected some Endocrine Society priorities related to EDCs. On December 3, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) introduced the Cosmetic Safety Enhancement Act (HR 5279), which would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) additional authority to regulate harmful chemicals...

Congress Strikes Deal for Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations

After months of bargaining and numerous stalemates, the House of Representatives and Senate reached agreement on Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations just before funding expired on December 20. The deal also provided a “Christmas Tree” legislative vehicle for various policy measures. The spending deal was divided into two packages of individual bills covering funding for every...

Endocrine Society Focuses on Transgender Care, Drug Pricing, EDCs and more at AMA HOD

The Endocrine Society sent a delegation, including members Amanda Bell and Shivani Agarwal, to participate in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) in November to establish policy positions on topics of importance to endocrinologists and the patients they treat. We attend the AMA meetings to further our policy agenda by garnering the support of...

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