Monthly Archive:: November 2016

U.S. Will Ban Smoking in Public Housing Nationwide

Photo A smoker outside of the Melrose Houses in the Bronx. The federal smoking rule will have the biggest implications in New York, which has the nation’s largest public housing agency. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times Smoking will be prohibited in public housing residences nationwide under a federal rule announced on Wednesday.

U.S. House passes 21st Century Cures health bill

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a sweeping, $6.3 billion bill that supporters say will spur medical innovation, speed access to new drugs, expand access to mental health treatment and battle the opioid epidemic. The bill, known as the 21st Century Cures Act, had widespread bipartisan support, including the backing of the