Health

Congresswoman Maloney understands that the health of her constituents and all American citizens has to be prioritized for the country to grow and thrive.

Affordable Care Act and Health Care: All American citizens deserve to have access to good and affordable health care. Thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, millions more Americans are able to secure affordable, quality and accessible health care. Signed into law in 2010, Americans of all ages are already seeing expanded health insurance coverage and cost savings. Congresswoman Maloney is a proud supporter of this historic law that makes for a healthier America and strengthens the country’s economic security. Read more.

Funding for the National Institutes of Health: The National Institutes of Health is responsible for cutting edge research to develop novel, innovative, and ground-breaking medicine and technology that can cure diseases like Parkinson’s, spinal cord injuries and organ failure. Congresswoman Maloney is a strong supporter of federal funding for NIH research to allow researchers at NIH to continue their life-saving work.

Parkinson’s Disease: Parkinson’s disease is one of the many diseases Congresswoman Maloney hopes will reap the benefits of federally funded medical research. The Congresswoman has worked hard to combat Parkinson’s disease by fighting for federal funding to support research on the disease, as well as by increasing public awareness about the challenges faced by millions of Americans suffering from Parkinson’s. Read More.

Skin Cancer Prevention: In 2007, Congresswoman Maloney introduced the Tanning Accountability and Notification (TAN) Act, which required the Food and Drug Administration to determine whether the current labeling of indoor tanning beds provides sufficient information about the risks associated with indoor tanning. Read more.

Vaccines: Congresswoman Maloney believes that vaccines are safe, effective, and absolutely essential for public health by preventing the suffering and costs of infectious diseases, and has been continually supportive of programs and legislation that would ensure people have access to vaccines both at home and abroad. She has and continues to work with her colleagues to combat misinformation about vaccines and encourages all families to follow the guidance of their doctors. Read more.

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Dec 28, 2020 In The News

A new pilot study funded by the Food and Drug Administration could be the first step toward lifting restrictions on blood donations by gay and bisexual men.

The program, called Assessing Donor Variability and New Concepts in Eligibility (Advance), has been launched by three of the nation’s largest blood centers — the American Red Cross, Vitalant and OneBlood.

Dec 17, 2020 In The News

Two members of the Sackler family who served on the board of Purdue Pharma in 2018 testified before the U.S. House under threat of subpoena Thursday, where they answered questions about their role in the opioid epidemic.

Lawmakers on the Committee on Oversight and Reform peppered David and Dr. Kathe Sackler with questions in the at-times testy hearing. 

Dec 17, 2020 In The News

Corporate leaders from OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma expressed contrition on Thursday for their company’s role in fueling the opioid crisis amid a torrent of criticism from lawmakers of both parties over the drug manufacturer’s conduct. 

“I still feel absolutely terrible that a product created to help, and has helped so many people, has also been associated with death and addiction,” David Sackler, a member of the family that owns Purdue and a member of the company’s board from 2012 to 2018, told the House Oversight Committee at a hearing on Thursday.

Dec 17, 2020 In The News

Two members of the wealthy Sackler family who own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP offered apologies on Thursday for the role the prescription painkiller has played in the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic but sought to deflect personal responsibility in response to withering criticism from lawmakers.

Dec 17, 2020 In The News

Two members of the Sackler family, heirs to the Purdue Pharma fortune built off the profits of the blockbuster pain drug OxyContin, expressed regret during a Congressional hearing on Thursday, though they did not admit wrongdoing. But members of the House Oversight Committee said the apology was too little, too late, as more than 750,000 Americans have died from drug overdoses in the last two decades, with opioids responsible for 70% of overdose deaths in 2018.

Dec 17, 2020 In The News

Members of the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma's CEO say they did nothing wrong during the years their company illegally marketed Oxycontin and other opioids.

"There's nothing I can find that I would have done differently," said Dr. Kathe Sackler who served on Purdue's board for nearly 20 years.

Dec 17, 2020 In The News

In a surprise development, two members of the Sackler family who served on Purdue Pharma's board until 2018 are testifying Thursday morning under oath before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Their privately owned company developed and aggressively marketed Oxycontin in the 1990s, growing into one of the nation's most profitable opioid producers.

David Sackler, Dr. Kathe Sackler and three other family members face a wave of civil lawsuits tied to their alleged role fueling the nation's addiction crisis.

Dec 17, 2020 In The News

Members of the family who own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma are scheduled to make a rare appearance Thursday in a public forum, answering questions from a congressional panel about their role in the nation’s long-running opioid addiction crisis.

Kathe Sackler and David Sackler, descendants of two of the three brothers who bought Purdue nearly 70 years ago, have agreed to appear before the U.S. House Oversight Committee in a video hearing held amid coronavirus restrictions.

Dec 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today reintroduced The Obstetric Fistula Prevention, Treatment, Hope and Dignity Restoration Act, legislation that would assist the estimated two million women worldwide suffering from obstetric fistula. Obstetric fistula is a preventable and treatable condition resulting from prolonged labor in the absence of skilled medical assistance. As a longtime champion for women’s health, Congresswoman Maloney has introduced some iteration of this vital legislation since 2004.

Dec 15, 2020 In The News

(AP) -- Two members of the Sackler family who own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma agreed to appear this week before a congressional committee investigating the family and the company's role in the national opioid addiction and overdose epidemic.

Thursday's hearing before the House Oversight Committee will be the first time in years that any member of the wealthy family would take questions in public from an official body, and could be a watershed moment in the long legal and political battles over the opioid crisis, which has been linked to 470,000 deaths in the U.S. since 2000.