Eight Ways the Government Shutdown Can Affect Your Health

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  • Political Infighting Impacts the Wellness of America
  • Obamacare Enrollment Could Be Affected
  • No New Patients Added to Clinical Trials
  • The CDC’s Work Is Very Limited
  • Your Prescriptions Could Be More Expensive
  • Families May Go Hungry
  • Our Food Isn’t as Safe
  • No New Drug Approvals
  • Environmental Protection Won’t Be as Strong

No New Patients Added to Clinical Trials

For life-saving clinical trials headed up by the National Institute of Health (NIH), no new patients will be added to the mix during the shutdown. The Wall Street Journal reported that this translates into 200 new patients, including 30 children. 

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