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Why this doctor works in a bathroom, a van, and the streets to combat drug overdoses

January 31, 2019

As the number of drug-related overdoses in public spaces continues to rise, physicians such as Jessie Gaeta are treating patients far outside the traditional exam room—including in bathrooms and on the streets.

Congress kicks off hearings on Rx drug prices, other health issues

January 30, 2019

Committees in the Senate and House on Tuesday began a series of hearings focused on health care issues, including prescription drug prices, protections for U.S. residents with pre-existing medical conditions, and health insurance options.

These 6 inventions want to solve your health problems

January 30, 2019

Technology companies at this year's Consumer Electronic Show unveiled various personal health care devices that aim to address common—and not-so-common—health concerns.

Inside the first criminal trial alleging pharma execs played a role in the opioid epidemic

January 30, 2019

A federal prosecutor on Monday accused former Insys Therapeutics CEO John Kapoor and four of the company's other executives of contributing to the U.S. opioid epidemic by using illegal marketing tactics to drive up sales of the opioid drug Subsys—but Beth Wilkinson, a lawyer representing Kapoor, says the charges are "patently false."

How did cancer-causing chemicals wind up in US heart drugs?

January 29, 2019

FDA on Friday announced that it has identified the source of impurities believed to cause cancer that prompted recalls of various generic blood pressure and heart failure medications.

The 35-day government shutdown is over—but uncertainty lingers at FDA

January 28, 2019

President Trump on Friday signed into law a bill that temporarily funds FDA, the Indian Health Service, and other federal agencies that were affected by the partial government shutdown that lasted a record 35 days—but experts say it is unclear how FDA will resume its operations and bring back furloughed staff.

Does putting drug prices in TV ads affect consumer behavior? A new study sheds light.

January 28, 2019

New research suggests the Trump administration's proposal to require drugmakers to include prices in television advertisements for their products could have an effect on how consumers view the products.

New health system-led drug venture expects to offer 20 generic drugs in 2019

January 28, 2019

Civica Rx, a health system-led nonprofit that intends to address rising prescription drug prices and shortages, said it expects it will be able to supply a total of about 20 different drug products in 2019.

What do the flu, antibiotic resistance, and primary care have in common? They're all on WHO's list of major global health threats.

January 25, 2019

The World Health Organization breaks down the 10 biggest threats to global health in 2019. See what made the list.

Insulin costs per patient nearly doubled over 5 years, study reveals

January 25, 2019

Per-person spending on insulin for patients with Type 1 diabetes nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016, driven in large part by rising insulin prices, according to a recent Health Care Cost Institute report.

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