department of health and human services

HHS official says it doesn't have capacity to resume family separations

The Department of Health and Human Services does not have the capacity to care for the thousands of migrant children who could be separated from their families should the Trump administration reinstate the controversial policy, a senior agency official said Tuesday.

HHS secretary rips Big Pharma in policy speech

Vowing to put American patients first, US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Monday blasted the pharmaceutical industry for not doing enough to bring down drug prices and announced what he called "historic action": a proposal requiring drug manufacturers to include the list price of any drug paid for by Medicare or Medicaid in television ads.

Trump admin shifts $260M to pay for immigrant child costs

The Trump administration is planning to shift more than $260 million to cover the rising cost and strain of housing thousands of undocumented immigrant children in their custody -- including millions of dollars from programs like cancer research and HIV/AIDS prevention.