Health Issues

Arkansas judge tosses medical pot growing licensing process

Mar 21, 2018

An Arkansas judge has struck down the state's decision to issue its first licenses to grow medical marijuana, ruling that the process for awarding the permits and the rankings of applicants were unconstitutional

Hospital cited over woman left in cold in hospital gown

Mar 20, 2018

Federal regulators have cited a Baltimore hospital in connection with a January incident in which a mentally ill woman was left at an open-air bus stop wearing only a flimsy gown and socks

Syrian refugee baby gets life-saving surgery, others wait

Mar 14, 2018

Syrian baby gets life-saving surgery from Vatican doctors, but dozens of others can't get treatment because of lack of funds

Bids to curb health care costs offer little more than talk

Mar 12, 2018

Congress' effort to stabilize the nation's insurance markets is faltering amid escalating demands by each party and erratic positions by President Donald Trump

Trump promising consumers digital-age health care approach

Mar 12, 2018

Smartphone app, more access to online cost comparisons among consumer-friendly changes on health care promised by Trump administration

Trump uses page from 'smart policymaking 101' on health care

Mar 10, 2018

The Trump administration is taking a pragmatic new tack on health care with officials promising consumer friendly changes and savings in areas from computerized medical records to prescription drugs

'Pharma Bro' gets 7 years in prison in securities fraud case

Mar 9, 2018

A federal judge has wiped the smirk off Martin Shkreli's face, sentencing the pharmaceutical executive to seven years in prison for securities fraud

Insurers get into care, but is it good for your health?

Mar 9, 2018

As costs spiral and traditional boundaries blur in health care, insurers are taking more control over monitoring customer health and delivering care

The Latest: Attorney says 'Pharma Bro' OK after sentence

Mar 9, 2018

The attorney for convicted fraudster Martin Shkreli says his client is doing "fine" after he was sentenced to seven years in prison

UnitedHealthcare to pass drug rebates on to some customers

Mar 6, 2018

The nation's largest health insurer plans to give some customers a break at the pharmacy counter starting next year.


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