elijah cummings http://wamc.org en Study: Compounding Pharmacy Oversight Inconsistent http://wamc.org/post/study-compounding-pharmacy-oversight-inconsistent <p>A new federal report has concluded that the authority to regulate pharmacies engaged in drug compounding is "unclear" and "inconsistent" at the state and federal levels.</p><p>The Government Accountability Office also found that federal circuit court decisions have given the Food and Drug Administration different oversight authority in different parts of the country.</p><p>Democratic U.S. Reps. John&nbsp;Tierney of Massachusetts and Elijah Cummings of Maryland requested the report in the wake of a fatal nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:21:05 +0000 Jaired Crofut 70487 at http://wamc.org Study: Compounding Pharmacy Oversight Inconsistent Sanders, Cummings Introduce Dental Care Bill http://wamc.org/post/sanders-cummings-introduce-dental-care-bill <p>Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says America is experiencing a crisis in dental care, and has introduced legislation to address the issue.</p><p>Sanders and Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings have introduced Senate and House bills that would expand dental coverage to millions of Americans through Medicare, Medicaid, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.</p><p>The measures would authorize funding to increase access to dental services at community health centers and boost support for mobile clinics and dental clinics in schools.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 16:41:02 +0000 40675 at http://wamc.org Sanders, Cummings Introduce Dental Care Bill