Health Issues

Group with consumer-friendly vibe pushes drugmakers' message

Mar 18, 2019

As Congress and the Trump administration aim to curb spiraling drug costs, outside groups like the Alliance for Patient Access are raising their voices as they seek to sway the outcome

7 more charged with state benefits drug prescription scheme

Mar 15, 2019

Authorities say a police officer and three firefighters are among seven people recently charged in a $50 million prescription drug scheme that has already produced nearly two dozen guilty pleas

New Mexico bill would create first state-run pot shops in US

Mar 13, 2019

New Mexico would become the first U.S. state with its own government-operated marijuana stores under a bill brokered between Democratic and Republican legislators.

Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments trigger an outcry

Mar 12, 2019

Candidate Trump promised not to cut Medicare but his payment cuts to hospitals prompt an outcry

UnitedHealthcare broadens direct drug rebate program

Mar 12, 2019

UnitedHealthcare is expanding a program that will pass drugmaker rebates along to some customers

The Latest: Hospital groups protest cuts in Trump budget

Mar 12, 2019

Hospital groups are objecting strongly to hundreds of billions of dollars in proposed Medicare and Medicaid payment cuts in President Donald Trump's budget

In Dems' 'Medicare for All' battle cry, GOP sees '20 weapon

Mar 11, 2019

Republican strategists see 'Medicare for All' proposals from Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers gives them opening to use health care as 2020 campaign issue

Court: Board wrong to deny workers' comp for medical pot

Mar 7, 2019

The New Hampshire Supreme Court says a labor board was wrong to determine that workers' compensation insurance can't reimburse an employee for the cost of medical marijuana, but leaves unresolved whether an insurance company can be prosecuted for it.

Hawaii opens medical marijuana registration to visitors

Mar 6, 2019

Hawaii is allowing visitors who are qualified to receive medical marijuana elsewhere in the U.S. to register and buy it from dispensaries in the state

FDA chief Scott Gottlieb steps down after nearly 2 years

Mar 6, 2019

The head of the Food and Drug Administration is stepping down after nearly two years leading public health agency


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