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Here's Florida's plan to import drugs from Canada

August 27, 2019


Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration on Wednesday submitted a concept paper to HHS outlining the state's proposal for importing drugs from Canada.

Trump's latest push to address veteran suicides? This black-boxed antidepressant.

August 27, 2019


President Trump on Wednesday said he had directed Veterans Affairs to purchase a large amount of Johnson & Johnson's ketamine-based antidepressant, which FDA has mandated must be sold with a so-called "black box" warning, in hopes of reducing veteran suicides—but VA in a statement indicated that its policy for covering the drug remained unchanged.

'Dying and unexpectedly single': What's it like to date while terminally ill?

August 27, 2019


At age 40, Josie Rubio, a writer and editor, was dying of cancer and "unexpectedly single" after her boyfriend of 12 years "reconnected" with an old friend in London—and in a New York Times opinion piece, Rubio shares what it is like to be "dating while dying."

The 16 health care companies 'changing the world,' according to Fortune

August 26, 2019


Fortune last week released its fifth annual Change the World list, which recognizes for-profit companies that are "doing well by doing good," and 16 health care companies made the list.

A mysterious lung illness linked to vaping was just tied to its first fatality

August 26, 2019


Illinois health officials on Friday announced the first death from a severe lung illness that health care providers and officials believe is linked with e-cigarette use and vaping.

Why ACA premiums are staying flat (or even falling)

August 26, 2019


Insurers are planning to provide consumers on the Affordable Care Act's exchanges with more health plans options for the 2020 coverage year, and exchange plan premiums are projected to either stay flat or decrease.

'Fertility fraud': At-home DNA tests are revealing physicians who replaced donor sperm with their own

August 26, 2019


At-home DNA tests are revealing cases in which fertility doctors secretly used their own sperm to impregnate patients, leading some states to criminalize so-called "fertility fraud"—and sparking a debate over whether it should be considered a form of sexual assault.

Before surgery, don't eat. Don't drink. And ... don't use marijuana?

August 26, 2019


Health care providers have long recommended that patients avoid food and drink in the hours before they undergo anesthesia, and now, with the rising popularity of cannabis, doctors also are telling patients to avoid marijuana before surgery—and to tell their doctors if they use the substance.

'Why I hope to die at 75,' revisited

August 26, 2019


Ezekiel Emanuel—a health policy expert, medical ethicist, and doctor who advised former President Barack Obama—in October 2014 wrote an infamous article called "Why I Hope to Die at 75," and now, at age 62, Emanuel shares how he feels today.

How Wyoming wants to rein in air ambulance bills

August 26, 2019


Wyoming is preparing a Medicaid waiver request to expand Medicaid coverage for air ambulance rides to all state residents.

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