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'A living nightmare': One nurse's battle against her own addiction to opioids

May 31, 2019


Tiffany Swedeen nearly lost her job as a nurse after she was discovered stealing opioids from her hospital, but now, years after going through recovery, she is back at work—and hoping to serve as an example for other health care professionals dealing with substance use disorders.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announces presidential run. Here's where he stands on health care.

May 16, 2019


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Thursday announced he is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, and touted his plan to implement universal health coverage in the city.

3 key lessons about US health care, according to this journalist

May 13, 2019


Sarah Kliff has been reporting on health care for years, but over the past year, she has interacted with the health care system more than she ever has before—and it left here with three "important" lessons.

Warren unveils $100B plan to fight the US opioid epidemic

May 10, 2019


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) this week unveiled a $100 billion proposal to combat the U.S. opioid epidemic that would emphasize employment and evidenced-based treatment for those struggling with substance use disorders, as well as provider training on treatment methods.

Do nurses with substance use disorders need to lose their licenses? New Hampshire is trying a different approach.

May 7, 2019


A law in New Hampshire aims to help nurses with substance use disorders recover and keep their licenses by encouraging them to self-report their conditions.

Insys execs found guilty in first-of-its-kind criminal case regarding opioid epidemic

May 6, 2019


A federal jury on Thursday found five former Insys Therapeutics executives, including founder and former CEO John Kapoor, guilty of racketeering charges in a rare criminal case that accused drug company executives of contributing to the opioid epidemic.

Bennet, a 'Medicare for All' critic, enters 2020 presidential race

May 3, 2019


Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), who last month introduced a so-called "Medicare X" proposal that would implement a public option health plan in the United States, on Thursday became the latest candidate to announce he is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.

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