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Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 08:04 AM PDT

How a 1980 Letter Fueled the Opioid Epidemic

How a 1980 Letter Fueled the Opioid Epidemic

Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with some very good news: Out of nearly 40,000 patients given powerful pain drugs in a Boston hospital, only four...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 06:54 PM PDT

Study: New Taxes Could Fund Universal California Health Care

Study: New Taxes Could Fund Universal California Health Care

A longshot California proposal to replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for all could be paid for with a sales tax hike and a new tax on business revenue that together would generate...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 01:56 PM PDT

Taxpayers May Have Overpaid by $1B for EpiPen: Senator

Taxpayers May Have Overpaid by $1B for EpiPen: Senator

American taxpayers may have overpaid by as much as $1.27 billion for EpiPen anti-allergy devices over the course of a decade, a U.S. senator said Wednesday. That is nearly three times the $465 million that...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 02:41 PM PDT

Leaked Birth Control Rule Would Broaden Religious Exemption

Leaked Birth Control Rule Would Broaden Religious Exemption

Women's groups are threatening to take the Trump administration to court after a leaked, draft regulation revealed a plan to let employers opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 09:59 AM PDT

GOP Health Bill Doesn't Fulfill Trump Promises: Poll

GOP Health Bill Doesn't Fulfill Trump Promises: Poll

President Donald Trump has called the House-passed health care bill a "great plan," but a new poll finds that 3 out of 4 people in the United States do not believe it fulfills most of his promises. The poll out...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 04:31 PM PDT

Dozens Arrested After Health Care Protest in North Carolina

Dozens Arrested After Health Care Protest in North Carolina

The head of the North Carolina NAACP was among more than 30 people arrested Tuesday during a demonstration against Republican lawmakers' refusal to expand Medicaid coverage — the latest in a long string of...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 09:49 AM PDT

Reliving Communist Past Helps East German Dementia Patients

Reliving Communist Past Helps East German Dementia Patients

Every weekday morning, white-haired women patiently line up before a door at a Dresden retirement home, step in, and quickly step back nearly six decades into their past in Communist East Germany. Most of...

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10:01 AM PDT

The Blame Game Is Upping Health Insurance Costs: Analysis

The Blame Game Is Upping Health Insurance Costs: Analysis

While the Senate inches toward agreeing on a health care bill, insurers are growing increasingly rattled by congressional inaction and threats of sabotage from the White House, and customers could soon be paying...

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 01:17 PM PDT

Doctors in Brazil Using Fish Skin to Help Burn Victims

Doctors in Brazil Using Fish Skin to Help Burn Victims

Doctors in Brazil are using skin from farm-raised tilapia to heal burn victims. According to the doctors, the tilapia skin can cut down on the painful process of changing bandages and can actually help heal...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 09:42 AM PDT

How the GOP Bill Could Affect 'Essential Health Benefits'

How the GOP Bill Could Affect 'Essential Health Benefits'

If the Republican health reform plan becomes law, states trying to save money on health insurance are likely to seek cuts on services like maternity care, mental health and dentist visits for kids, the...

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