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  • Why Trump’s N.I.H. Cuts Should Worry Us

    A substantial N.I.H. budget cut would undermine the fiscal stability of universities and medical schools, many of which depend on N.I.H. funding; it would erode America’s leadership in medical research; and it would diminish opportunities to discover new ways to prevent and treat diseases.

    23 March 2017 | New York Times
  • We’re reading about the Fogarty Center, after the Trump budget outline targets the 50-year-old NIH international research arm for elimination

    The Fogarty center was one of the few specific trims in President Trump’s “skinny budget.” It is an odd target: Eliminating it would save only $69 million. The administration did not explain why it was picked, leaving scientists to surmise that it was because the center’s grants pay American doctors to train foreign ones. Mr. Trump has a well-known “America First” bent.

    21 March 2017 | Science Speaks
  • Amb. Birx on PEPFAR in the Trump era

    U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx played down the potential impact of the reinstated “global gag rule” will have on PEPFAR programs. While the exact implications remain unclear, she told Devex that the agency’s focus on data has it well positioned to track and plan for whatever budget it gets.

    14 March 2017 | Devex
  • Trump chooses Gottlieb to run FDA; Pharma breathes sigh of relief

    U.S. President Donald Trump has chosen Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a conservative health policy expert with deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry, to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the White House said on Friday. If confirmed by the Senate, Gottlieb would be in charge of implementing Trump's plan to dramatically cut regulations governing food, drugs, cosmetics, dietary supplements and tobacco.

    13 March 2017 | Reuters
  • Trump's foreign aid proposal rattles global health advocates

    The Trump administration's proposal to cut foreign aid signals a substantial shift away from a US leadership role in global health—even if Congress tempers the policy.

    10 March 2017 | The Lancet (free registration required)
  • Will House Republican's Trump-Inspired AHCA 'Make HIV AIDS Again?'

    On March 6, House Republicans released the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to show how they propose to repeal and reform the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare. Major groups such as the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Association of Retired People (AARP) are not loving it, to say the least. And the reviews from the HIV community? Well, yeah, also not good.

    10 March 2017 | The Body
  • This HIV Drug Is Making a Difference. Now Republicans Want to Make It Unaffordable

    Republican's plan to replace the ACA would complicate PrEP access, particularly for low-income Americans in the 31 states, plus the District of Columbia, that adopted the Medicaid expansion.

    09 March 2017 | Money
  • After fracas, Global Fund abandons plan to pick new chief and reopens search

    Leaks. Concerns about alienating President Donald Trump. Allegations about conflicts of interest. All of those reasons factored in to a surprise decision today by the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to restart its search for a new executive director.

    28 February 2017 | Science
  • How Mike Pence used Obamacare to halt Indiana's HIV outbreak

    Two years later, the vice president is helping lead the Republican effort to dismantle the program.

    21 February 2017 | Politico
  • A Contentious List of Finalists for Global Aid Fund Group’s Director

    Three candidates to become the next director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are likely to draw harsh scrutiny from the fund’s largest donor, the United States.

    19 February 2017 | New York Times
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