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Trump administration wants to cut funding from public health preparedness programs

As the US health care system watches the ongoing coronavirus epidemic in China and braces for a potential local outbreak, President Trump is looking to cut funding for public health preparedness programs. The administration’s proposed 2021 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) cuts $25 million from the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response and $18 million from ... Read More »

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approves First Marijuana-Derived Drug For Epilepsy

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug derived from marijuana, which will be used to treat two rare and severe forms of childhood epilepsy. The drug, called Epidiolex, is an oral solution containing highly purified cannabidiol (CBD), which is one of scores of chemicals in the cannabis sativa plant, commonly known as marijuana. The drug contains ... Read More »

Obama administration pushes for more computer science education

The U.S could direct billions of dollars towards teaching America’s youth computer science under a new plan announced by the White House Saturday morning. President Obama’s budget proposal for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 will include $4 billion to provide states with money to develop computer science programs, along with $100 million in grants available directly to school ... Read More »