• insurance coverage October 11, 2020 10:18 pm

    COVID-19 Coverage Safety Net Has Plenty of Holes in US

    COVID-19 can do more than torment patients physically

  • Food and Drug Administration December 5, 2019 3:14 am

    Drug Can Curb Dementia's Delusions, Researchers Find

    A drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson’s patients did the same for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in a study that was stopped early because the benefit seemed clear.

  • David Chang November 5, 2019 10:38 pm

    Woman Accused of Lying About Cancer to Scam GoFundMe and Facebook Donors Out of More Than $10K

    A Chester County woman is accused of pretending to have cancer, impersonating a doctor and nurse and even lying about her own father dying in an elaborate scheme to steal thousands of dollars from donors on GoFundMe and Facebook.

  • Joe Biden July 29, 2019 8:41 pm

    Kamala Harris' New Health Plan Draws Critics From All Sides

    Kamala Harris released a health care proposal on Monday that sought to bridge the Democratic Party’s disparate factions. Instead, she drew criticism from rivals across the political spectrum. Progressives took issue with the presidential candidate for stopping short of the full-scale health care overhaul embodied by the “Medicare for All” legislation. Her more moderate rivals, meanwhile, said she was trying...

  • CONGRESS July 14, 2019 4:03 pm

    Federal Court Order Blocking Contraception Exemptions Upheld

    A federal appeals court upheld a lower court order that blocked the Trump administration from enforcing rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women.

  • Joe Biden June 28, 2019 3:54 pm

    Everything Kamala Harris Said During Night 2 of the Democratic Debate in Miami

    Listen to everything Kamala Harris said during the second night of the Democratic presidential debates in Miami, FL.

  • Donald Trump May 14, 2019 3:49 pm

    Democratic Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Announces 2020 Bid

    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday that he is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, distinguishing himself among nearly two dozen candidates as the field’s only statewide elected official to win a state that President Donald Trump carried in 2016. The 53-year-old governor is running as a centrist Democrat who has advanced party values while navigating a Republican legislature and a...

  • Elizabeth Warren April 24, 2019 3:55 pm

    Fact Check: The Facts on Medicare for All

    Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced the latest version of his Medicare for All legislation on April 10, with 13 Democratic co-sponsors. Four of them, plus Sanders himself, are running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders says the bill, S. 1129, “would provide comprehensive and cost-effective health care for everyone,” while the White House has said the plan would “mandate a decrease...

  • JUDGE March 18, 2019 7:37 pm

    FIU Bridge Collapse One Year Later: Much Loss and Few Answers

    The collapse of the Florida International University pedestrian bridge one year ago has left a trail of deep personal loss and professional finger-pointing – but few answers.

  • Europe March 8, 2019 7:58 am

    Monthly Shots Control HIV as Well as Pills in 2 Big Studies

    Monthly shots of HIV drugs worked as well as daily pills to control the virus that causes AIDS in two large international tests, researchers reported Thursday. If approved by regulators in the United States and Europe, the shots would be a new option for people with HIV and could help some stay on treatment. Instead of having to remember to...

  • California November 27, 2018 5:12 am

    88 Killed, 203 Still Missing After Butte County Camp Fire: Sheriff

    A Northern California sheriff says no additional remains were found Monday, but the wildfire’s death toll rose to 88 after investigators determined human remains that had been assigned to two people actually belong to three.

  • United States November 26, 2018 4:48 pm

    First Gene-Edited Babies Claimed in China

    A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life. If true, it would be a profound leap of science and ethics. A U.S. scientist said he took part in the...

  • San Francisco September 20, 2018 4:43 pm

    Rebuilding Is a Struggle After California Wine Country Fires

    Construction crews have already put up the frame on Cheri Sharp’s new house, but she still questions whether rebuilding was the right choice after California’s most destructive wildfire took her old home in wine country nearly a year ago. She’s had to dip into retirement savings to cover a $300,000 shortfall in her homeowner’s insurance coverage.

  • Commissioner May 17, 2018 10:03 am

    FDA Approves 1st Nonopioid Drug to Ease Withdrawal Symptoms

    Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal from quitting addictive opioids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expedited approval of Lucemyra to help combat the U.S. opioid epidemic. Two-thirds of drug overdose deaths in 2016 involved opioids, mostly fentanyl, heroin and prescription painkillers. The pill was approved to treat adults for up to two weeks...

  • Donald Trump April 11, 2018 2:54 pm

    Insurers Look to Pass Drug Price Breaks Straight to Consumer

    Some major health insurers plan to take a little sting out of prescription drug prices by giving customers rebates at the pharmacy counter. Aetna and UnitedHealthcare both say they will begin passing rebates they get from drugmakers along to some customers starting next year. They could spark a trend: The idea has been championed by President Donald Trump, and it’s...

  • Commissioner April 10, 2018 6:37 am

    FDA Puts Restrictions on Birth Control Implant But No Recall

    U.S. health officials on Monday placed new restrictions on a permanent contraceptive implant that has been subject to reports of painful complications from thousands of women. But the metal implant, called Essure, will remain on the market. The Food and Drug Administration said only women who read and have the opportunity to sign a brochure about the risks of the...

  • kaiser family foundation April 5, 2018 11:10 am

    Opioid Addiction Costs Employers $2.6B a Year for Care

    A new report shows large employers spent $2.6 billion to treat opioid addiction and overdoses in 2016, an eightfold increase since 2004. More than half went to treat employees’ children. The analysis released Thursday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation finds such spending cost companies and workers about $26 per enrollee in 2016. Employers have been limiting insurance coverage of...

  • CEO March 19, 2018 1:20 pm

    Are Female-Led Companies the Answer to Sexual Misconduct?

    The Weinstein Co. thought it had found a path to survival. A group of investors led by a respected businesswoman offered to acquire the company, rebrand it and install a female-led board of directors. It was an eye-catching idea in a country where men dominate corporate boards in almost every industry. Unmoved, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman threw a...

  • Commissioner December 4, 2017 7:45 am

    ‘Take All Their Excuses Away': Hard Cases in Heroin Fight

    Long before President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency and pledged to “overcome addiction in America,” addiciton counselor DeValle Williams was fighting in the trenches, where it’s tough to tell victory from defeat. More than 64,000 died of drug overdoses last year in the U.S., most from opioids. At 41, he’s been a counselor for two decades,...

  • Commissioner December 1, 2017 8:41 am

    US Approves Monthly Injection to Treat Opioid Addiction

    U.S. health officials on Thursday approved the first injectable form of the leading medication to treat patients recovering from addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids. The Food and Drug Administration approved once-a-month Sublocade for adults with opioid use disorder who are already stabilized on addiction medication. The monthly injection has the potential to reduce dangerous relapses that occur...

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