Some North Dakotans met with their senators at the Capitol on Wednesday to advocate for citizens with pre-existing health conditions.
Some North Dakotans met with their senators at the Capitol on Wednesday to advocate for citizens with pre-existing health conditions.read more
WASHINGTON – Big companies are fighting back against the spiraling costs of employee health care by shaking up how care is delivered and paid for – including direct contracting with health care providers or tying pay to quality of total patient care, a new report...
WASHINGTON – Big companies are fighting back against the spiraling costs of employee health care by shaking up how care is delivered and paid for – including direct contracting with health care providers or tying pay to quality of total patient care, a new report...read more
Washington has an emergency heat plan to combat heat-related illnesses and deaths, but homeless people often can’t access its benefits.
WASHINGTON -- Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Thursday his agency will start taking steps to create a more open market for prescription drugs. The United States lacks “a real market for prescription drugs, ” Azar said in a speech at the conservative...read more
WASHINGTON -- Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Wednesday blamed pharmaceutical companies for manipulating rebates to stymie competition, which blocks patients’ access to affordable copycat drugs and costs them billions in higher-cost medicine....read more
WASHINGTON — A federal program that requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to sell discounted drugs to certain health care providers was intended to expand services and lower costs for low-income consumers. But federal investigators found some hospitals are keeping the...read more
One hundred years after the “Spanish flu” killed more than 50 million people worldwide, another influenza pandemic still is the biggest threat to global health, public health experts told lawmakers Friday.
A financial crisis at rural hospitals driven by inadequate government funding is hurting millions of Americans’ access to quality healthcare, experts told the Senate Committee on Finance on Thursday.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday said doctors are prescribing too many opioids, the same day that Justice Department indicted five doctors working at Pennsylvania opioid addiction treatment centers for health care fraud.
Brian Mendell committed suicide at age 25 because he was ashamed of his opioid addiction, despite not having used drugs in more than a year, his father told a House subcommittee Thursday as he demanded that Congress pass laws to fight the epidemic. Mendell is one of...
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, introduced legislation to combine addiction recovery programs with job training to address Ohio’s labor shortage caused by the state’s opioid epidemic.
Trump has tough talk for for drug dealers, but says little about actual policy to solve opioid crisis
https://vimeo.com/261526930 WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump appeared in New Hampshire on Monday to reaffirm the importance of solving the opioid crisis and announce new strategies for dealing with the problem. The president’s speech primarily focused on...
Dying – perhaps not unlike waking up early or going to school – is one of those things that almost no one seems to want to do but everyone has to do eventually (at least for now). Still, it’s quite a difficult topic of conversation. It was, however, a topic of...
WASHINGTON -- There’s little, if any, debate about using prescription opioids to treat severe acute pain, cancer pain, end-of-life pain or similar conditions. When used wisely, these drugs can spare seriously ill patients from weeks or months of excruciating pain....
Here’s a look at two universal vaccine candidates in clinical trials right now, and how they work with our immune system in its ongoing fight against the flu.