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How the Trump admin wants to enable states to import lower-cost drugs from Canada

December 19, 2019


HHS on Wednesday issued a notice of proposed rulemaking and draft guidance that together would allow states and drugmakers to import lower-cost versions of prescription drugs from other countries—though the proposals exclude certain high-cost and specialty drugs, such as biologics and insulin, that have been major concerns in discussions about U.S. drug pricing.

The healthiest (and unhealthiest) states, mapped

December 9, 2019


The latest edition of America's Health Rankings ranks how healthy each state is overall and in a number of subcategories. See how your state fared with our interactive map.

'There's something terribly wrong': Why more US residents are dying in middle age

December 2, 2019


U.S. residents for decades had seen improvements in average life expectancy, but the trend reversed in 2014—with more U.S. residents dying at middle age from drug overdoses, diseases, obesity, suicide, and dozens of other causes, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA.

Janssen is launching its first entirely digital clinical trial

November 22, 2019


Johnson & Johnson's Jansen pharmaceutical subsidiary will launch the company's first-ever solely digital trial to test a potential new use for its diabetes drug Invokana, the company announced last weekend at the American Heart Association conference.

Childhood trauma is linked to millions of cases of heart disease and depression, according to CDC

November 8, 2019


Traumatic childhood experiences are associated with higher odds of developing some of the leading causes of death later in life, according to a CDC report published Tuesday.

How Geisinger's home-care program reduced ED visits—and saved money

November 8, 2019


Geisinger implemented a home-care program, called Geisinger at Home, to better manage care for older patients with complex needs, and the program has helped the health system save money and reduce emergency department visits and hospital admissions.

What health care will look like in 10 years, according to TIME

October 31, 2019


TIME recently rounded up 12 innovations that will transform "medicine at a remarkable pace" over the next decade, including drone-delivered medical supplies and a stem-cell cure for diabetes.

Kombucha, CBD oil, and more: Do these 5 popular wellness products actually work?

October 21, 2019


Wellness products such as kombucha, CBD oil, and even "activated charcoal," have grown in popularity in recent years, thanks to their purported health benefits, but do these products actually do what they claim to do? The New York Times investigated five popular wellness products to find out.

Buttigieg released his plan to lower Rx drug prices. Here's what's inside.

October 8, 2019


South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D), who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, on Monday released a plan intended to lower U.S. prescription drug costs that calls for allowing federal officials to negotiate the prices of drugs covered by some public health plans, capping some U.S. residents' out-of-pocket costs for drugs, and more.

Stranded at 30,000 feet with no lifesaving drugs: US drug shortage hits the skies

October 8, 2019


The Federal Aviation Administration requires airlines to carry certain lifesaving drugs onboard every flight but, in recent years, a growing number of airlines have received exemptions for planes to fly without all the drugs because of shortages.

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