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The Endocrine Society’s Role in Recent LGBTQ+ Supreme Court Ruling

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States found that gay and transgender individuals cannot be discriminated against in the workplace on the basis of sex. The 6-3 decision stated that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination “because of sex,” includes gay and transgender employees. The...
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Endocrine Society Advocates Virtually to Urge Congress to Support Researchers, Clinicians, and Patients

As the pandemic took hold in the U.S. and communities implemented strict social distancing measures, including stay-at-home orders, the Endocrine Society pivoted its advocacy approach to Congress and launched a strategic “virtual” Hill Day to advocate our recommendations for relief legislation. Originally, the Society had planned a Hill Day for April 20 to bring members...
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Trump Administration Announces New Plan to Cap Insulin Costs in Medicare

High drug prices have been a focus of Congress and the Trump Administration for the past year, with insulin becoming the prime example of the negative impact increasing drug prices are having on patients. The Endocrine Society has made addressing the high cost of insulin a priority for the past three years.  We have urged...
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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...
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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...
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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...