Joe Manchin

Feds should tighten access to common painkillers, legislators say

The Food and Drug Administration should "act without delay" in tightening access to hydrocodone painkillers such as Vicodin, Congressional lawmakers urged in a recent letter. The letter was written by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and signed by a bipartisan group of five other senators and two representatives.

Governors convene on budget, Medicaid concerns

Governors convene on budget, Medicaid concerns

The nation's governors met in Boston recently to discuss budget matters. They also continued to push for more federal Medicaid funding, but some governors are losing enthusiasm for such assistance, according to news reports.