The Trump administration said it will relax the nutrition rules to provide schools with greater flexibility in their meal programs, but some lawmakers and public health advocates voiced concern that the decision will roll back standards necessary to fight childhood obesity and boost nutrition for children.
Facing flat reimbursements and uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals in 10 states—from small rural providers to major academic medical centers—have recently announced plans to scale back their workforces, Casey Ross reports for STAT News.
More than 700 nurse practitioners and physician assistants this month received federal approval to prescribe the anti-addiction medication buprenorphine—but laws in more than half of the 50 states are likely to block non-physicians from gaining such prescribing authority.
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