In ‘Power Grab,’ Health Secretary Azar Asserts Authority Over F.D.A.

Experts said the memo would make it more difficult for the F.D.A. to issue new rules, but it’s unclear how it would affect the vetting of coronavirus vaccines.

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Investigation of Medicare Chief Exposes Underside of Washington

A yearlong investigation into Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, showed the cozy relations that fuel the nation’s capital at taxpayer expense.

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Testing Nursing Home Workers Can Help Stop Coronavirus. But Who Should Pay?

A patchwork of state and U.S. recommendations has hampered efforts to devise a uniform policy, leading to disputes over whether insurers or employers should cover testing costs.

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Report Paints Scathing Picture of Nursing Home Where 17 Bodies Piled Up

Members of the National Guard will disinfect the New Jersey home, where residents were placed in “immediate jeopardy,” a federal review found.

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Nursing Homes Were a Coronavirus Disaster Waiting to Happen

Long before Covid-19, poor care and lax standards were widespread and well known.

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Fact Check: Trump’s Claims About His Response to the Coronavirus

The president inaccurately described travel restrictions he had announced, falsely blamed his predecessor for testing shortages and misstated the role Google was playing in mitigating the outbreak.

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