Giving Thanks for Access to Care This Holiday

As we prepare for Thanksgiving weekend, FAH would like to thank the dedicated hospital staff who will be working over the holiday. Hospitals provide patients access to care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The doctors, nurses, clinicians and hospital staff who will be working this Thanksgiving make sure no matter the time or place, everyone can receive the care they need. For the seventh consecutive year the number of Americans traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday is expected to rise. In fact, AAA estimates 46.9 million people will make a journey to visit family and friends this weekend. […] Read More »

FAH Participating in HHS Conference Examining the Cost of Prescription Drugs

This morning, the Department of Health and Human Services will convene a daylong conference to take a closer look at the high and rising cost of some prescription drugs. The Federation of American Hospitals is proud to be a part of this event, which is entitled – HHS Pharmaceutical Forum: Innovation, Access, Affordability and Better Health. While the development of new, innovative medicines have helped save lives and act as an economic engine, the growing cost of drugs has also created hardship for families, healthcare providers, employers and states. This statistic from HHS illustrates the problem: specialty medications represent only […] Read More »

Recognizing CDC “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week”

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is raising awareness of the importance of antibiotic education by celebrating “Get Smart about Antibiotics Week.” According to the CDC, “each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. Many more people die from other conditions that were complicated by an antibiotic-resistant infection.” FAH has strongly supported education and research initiatives for the use of antibiotics. Earlier this year, FAH applauded efforts by the White House […] Read More »