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A poll finds that while Americans are concerned about drug prices, many don’t have confidence that the current administration will be able to fix high prices.
The senators asked CMS Administrator Seema Verma if she needs Congress to craft legislation to grant the agency more authority with the end goal of creating more transparency in the pricing.
The legislation would also require providers collect other personal information about women seeking abortions. The move is part of a nationwide trend to add restrictions to the procedure. Meanwhile, Kansas wants the Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that prevents the state from cutting off Medicaid funds to a Planned Parenthood affiliate.
John Bardis, a longtime friend of former HHS secretary Tom Price, did not face any additional accusations over his office approving Price’s charter jet flights.
On a death certificate, coroners and medical examiners often leave out exactly which drug contributed to a death. In other news on the crisis, drugmakers work with federal officials to help combat the epidemic and Republicans push for higher sentencing for trafficking fentanyl.
“It’s probably not the magic pill everyone is looking for, but it’s one more brick in our efforts to understand aging and health span,” said Dr. Eric Verdin, of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. In other public health news: pap smears, genome sequencing, omega-6 fatty acids, suicides and art therapy.
The March for Our Lives event was created following the mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Along with Saturday march in Washington, D.C., more than 800 student-led demonstrations are planned across the United States and internationally. The students, who are in voting-age range, say they want to make gun control a major issue for the …
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In the farm rows bursting with life, I realized that the answer to grief was not in locking myself away but in opening myself to whatever came next.
Among the young people known as “Dreamers,” Ever Arias belongs to a select group. Of the roughly 700,000 unauthorized immigrants who have temporary but tenuous protection from deportation, only 99 are in medical school. Fewer still have made it to their final year. Arias is one of them and, come June, will start his medical …
Use Our Content This Kaiser Health News story can be republished for free (details). More Stories To Republish The recent school shootings in Florida and Maryland have focused attention on the National Rifle Association’s clout in state and federal lobbying activities. Yet more than the NRA or even Wall Street, it’s the pharmaceutical industry that …
To reach the Martinez home in Puerto Rico’s central mountains, social worker Eileen Calderon steers around piles of dirt, treacherous potholes and power company trucks that block the road. Finally, she pulls up to a sagging, cement home, its roof done in by Hurricane Maria. Laundry hangs under a tarp, and a cat is tied …
After three decades of monogamy, a woman starts seeing a man who embraces open relationships.
Men who had the highest omega-6 levels tended to have fewer deaths from heart disease and other causes.
After facing criticism for how the show’s first season depicted suicide, Netflix commissioned a study that has led the network to offer viewers more resources.
A reader in recovery for an eating disorder wonders how to deal with an in-law’s triggering symptoms.
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Physical limitations, intense rehabilitation and an entirely new way of life: three men and women talk about their lives after a spinal cord injury.
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