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An immune-disorder drug is in a shortage. Here’s how it's affecting patients.

August 13, 2019


U.S. hospitals and infusion clinics are rationing a medicine approved to treat immune disorders and suspending treatment for many patients who use the drug amid a nationwide shortage.

HHS releases guidance for providers on new Title X requirements

August 13, 2019


HHS in guidance released Friday said it will not use rigid standards to determine whether providers who receive Title X family planning funds are complying with a final rule that bars such entities from providing or referring patients for abortion care.

CMS releases national coverage policy for CAR T-cell therapies

August 8, 2019


CMS on Wednesday announced that Medicare will cover FDA-approved CAR T-cell therapies nationwide at health care facilities that meet certain requirements, but the agency did not change Medicare's payment rates for the treatments.

Naloxone prescriptions are booming—but still lag far behind opioid prescriptions, CDC finds

August 8, 2019


The number of U.S. pharmacies dispensing prescriptions for the opioid reversal drug naloxone doubled from 2017 to 2018, but there still is only one naloxone prescription dispensed for every 69 high-dose opioid prescriptions, according to a CDC report released Tuesday.

Why are doctors setting up shop in the mall? It's 'a symbiotic relationship.'

August 7, 2019


A 2,300-square-foot walk-in clinic will soon open in the Mall of America—part of a growing trend that has seen mall leases for medical clinics grow by nearly 60% since 2017.

The best (and worst) states for health care, ranked

August 6, 2019


WalletHub on Monday released its latest list of the Best & Worst States for Health Care. See where your state ranks with American Health Line's interactive map.

Trump calls for mental health reform in wake of mass shootings, but AMA, APA call for focus on gun laws

August 6, 2019


President Trump on Monday called for mental health care reform in the wake of mass shootings that occurred over the weekend—but some health care groups are pushing back, and instead calling on policymakers to reform the United States' gun laws.

Why AdventHealth is offering 10,000 Floridians free DNA testing

August 6, 2019


AdventHealth last month launched a $2 million DNA test project and began offering free DNA tests to 10,000 Florida patients—but some ethics experts warn that participants might not be fully aware as to how their DNA data can be used.

In the states: Arizona brings opioid case to US Supreme Court, California reaches largest 'pay-for-delay' settlements, and more

August 2, 2019


American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

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