After two similar decisions earlier in the month, a third federal judge has thrown out a Trump administration rule that would have allowed medical personnel to use their religious beliefs to deny care to LGBTQ people and women.
A federal guideline on removing patients from their opioid prescriptions was recently tempered, but not before physicians and hospital networks began aggressively removing people from their medication or sending them away entirely.
"We're focusing really heavily on restricting access to prescription opioids, but that's because it's what we're comfortable doing," Travis Rieder said. "There's not actually any evidence that these cuts save lives."
"Thousands of children may have been separated during an influx that began in 2017, before the accounting required by the court, and HHS has faced challenges in identifying separated children," a new government report said.
"I think the idea that they're 'lost' is hyperbole to try and create an issue where I don't really think there is one," Santorum said. "Other than the fact that the bureaucracy—surprise, surprise—doesn't work very well."
One of her posts seemingly promoted tearing down a statue of Barack Obama and accused the former president of trying to develop nuclear warheads.
Ximena Barreto has been placed on leave while the department looks into the matter.
The retired general tweeted about the now-vacant President's Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition, and that Ivanka Trump should "check it out."
The Health and Human Services Department announced the creation of a division to enforce protections for religious health care workers, but activists worry that it could lead workers to opt out of helping LGBT patients and those seeking abortions.
Azar will be replacing Tom Price, the former HHS secretary who resigned amid a private plane scandal in September.