Health Issues

FDA names drugmakers accused of blocking cheaper generics

May 17, 2018

U.S. drug regulators are publicizing information on brand-name drugmakers that use what government officials call "gaming tactics" to block cheaper copycat versions

Vermont positioned for cheaper Canadian prescription drugs

May 16, 2018

Vermont has become the first state to create a program to import more affordable prescription drugs from Canada, but it's not clear whether it will happen because it needs federal approval and the White House has not endorsed it

Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs

May 16, 2018

California judge says Legislature unconstitutionally enacted 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives

Alfie Evans, toddler at center of legal storm, laid to rest

May 14, 2018

Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Liverpool to say goodbye to toddler Alfie Evans, whose parents' legal battle to maintain life support sparked a debate about medical ethics

Eyes turn to Vermont as it sees success with health system

May 13, 2018

Vermont health care organization working to keep patients healthier while reducing costs is being closely watched because of its rate of success

Patients, health care workers call for affordable insulin

May 12, 2018

Activists are rallying in Massachusetts, demanding more affordable insulin

Trump's prescription to reduce drug prices takes small steps

May 12, 2018

Trump says long-awaited plan for reducing drug prices is most sweeping in history, but it takes small steps.

Few teeth in Trump's prescription to reduce drug prices

May 12, 2018

Trump says long-awaited plan for reducing drug prices is most sweeping in history

The Latest: Trump unveils plan to reduce drug prices

May 11, 2018

President Donald Trump has unveiled his long-promised plan to bring down drug prices

Postal Service: More financial loss as mail delivery slumps

May 11, 2018

US Postal Service reports another quarterly loss due to an unrelenting decline in mail volume and the cost of health care and pension costs

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