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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...
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Society Advocates for Important Diabetes Research Programs, Access, and Affordability

The Endocrine Society is a leading advocate on several issues that would increase access to diabetes coverage and funding for important research. See below for recent highlights of our activities concerning the reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program, insulin affordability, and diabetes testing supplies. Special Diabetes Program – Ensuring continuation of the Special Diabetes Program...
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Endocrine Society Expert to Testify Before Congress About Insulin Affordability

Endocrine Society member and diabetes expert Alvin C. Powers, MD, will testify before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Tuesday about the rising cost of insulin and the challenges this poses for individuals with diabetes who depend on the life-saving drug. As director of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center and Chief of...
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Endocrine Society Delegation Attends AMA House of Delegates Meeting; Policy on Gender Assignment Surgery Debated

In early November, the Endocrine Society attended the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates meeting to establish policy positions on topics of importance to patients and healthcare providers. Our delegation is comprised of Society members Amanda Bell, MD, Palak Choksi, MD, Shivani Agarwal, MD, Barbara Onumah, MD, Robert Vigersky, MD, and Daniel Spratt, MD....