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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that it would delay releasing a final amalgam separator rule until summer 2016.
The Center Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published an "interim final rule" last week that, among other things, would extend to Jan. 1, 2016, the effective date by which dentists must have either enrolled or officially opted out of Medicare in order for prescriptions they write to be covered by Medicare Part D.
ADA President Dr. Maxine Feinberg testified today before the House Appropriations Committee’s Labor-HHS subcommittee asking Congress to adequately fund dental research, emphasizing the need to better establish a link between dental disease and sugar consumption.
The ADA is monitoring a bill recently introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) that would impose a federal excise tax on “specified sugar-sweetened beverage” products.
ADA President Dr. Maxine Feinberg this afternoon testified before the Interior Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee on the importance of properly funding the Indian Health Services' Oral Health Division.
The ADA joined with the Children’s Dental Health Project this week in sending a letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) in response to a discussion draft they released on funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
The Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies in the U.S. House has accepted the ADA’s request to testify on behalf of the Indian Health Service.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) last week introduced versions of the Comprehensive Dental Reform Act (H.R. 1055).
Statistics released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show promise in the fight against dental caries (cavities).
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that actions by a professional board made up primarily of market participants are not protected by the state action exemption to the antitrust laws and may, without appropriate active supervision by the state, constitute violations of the law.
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