The House plans to vote next week on legislation that would give terminally ill patients the ability to try experimental products, after an effort to quickly pass it failed this week. The House Rules Committee announced Friday that it will take up the bill that failed on Tuesday. The House tried to pass the bill, which is a major White House priority, under a suspension of the rules, which shortened the debate time but required a two-thirds majority to pass. It failed by just seven votes, 259-140.
The Trump administration is moving to help Medicare patients access more accurate tests for cancer. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will now cover Medicare diagnostic lab tests that use DNA testing to determine the best treatment for patients with advanced cancer like patients with stage IV or metastatic cancers. The coverage decision applies to next generation sequencing. It uses DNA sequencing to find vital information on a patient’s cancer.
Republican senators plan to announce legislation next week to increase the penalties on distributors that ship illicit fentanyl, an opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin. The legislation comes after a congressional probe that found it was easy to buy illegally made fentanyl online, with most illegal shipments coming from China. Overdoses from fentanyl have spiked in recent years as its potency and availability have sparked a massive increase in use. Sens.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".