Home / Audio

Audio

Pain Meds As Public Nuisance? Oklahoma Tests A Legal Strategy Against Opioid Maker

Jackie Fortier, StateImpact Oklahoma A worldwide megacorporation greatest identified for Band-Aids and child powder might need to pay billions for its alleged position within the opioid disaster. Johnson & Johnson was the only real defendant in a intently watched trial that wrapped up in Oklahoma state courtroom this week, with a …

Read More »

Listen: Trump’s Plan To End ‘Unpleasant Surprise’ Bills

Might 10, 2019 President Donald Trump known as for an finish to the “disagreeable shock” of sure medical payments on Thursday. Particularly, he outlined a plan that may forbid payments past in-network insurance coverage charges in emergencies. For elective procedures, sufferers must consent prematurely to receiving care from an out-of-network …

Read More »

Effects Of Surgery On A Warming Planet: Can Anesthesia Go Green?

It was early morning in an working theater at Windfall Hospital in Portland, Ore. A middle-aged lady lay on the working desk, wrapped in blankets. Surgeons have been about to chop out a cancerous progress in her abdomen. However first, an anesthesiologist — Dr. Brian Chesebro — put her underneath by …

Read More »

Watchdogs Cite Lax Medical And Mental Health Treatment Of ICE Detainees

This story additionally ran on NPR. This story may be republished without spending a dime (particulars). It’s Saturday morning and the ladies of the Contreras household are busy in Montclair, Calif., making pupusas, tamales and tacos. They’re working to switch the revenue of José Contreras, who has been held since …

Read More »

Listen: Reporter Describes Breakdowns In Electronic Medical Records

March 18, 2019 On NPR’s “All Issues Thought-about,” Kaiser Well being Information senior correspondent Fred Schulte describes a KHN-Fortune investigation into the large push to trace and share affected person well being care data. Copy HTML We encourage organizations to republish our content material, freed from cost. Right here’s what …

Read More »

How Much Difference Will Eli Lilly’s Half-Price Insulin Make?

This story additionally ran on NPR. This story could be republished at no cost (particulars). When Erin Gilmer crammed her insulin prescription at a Denver-area Walgreens in January, she paid $eight.50. U.S. taxpayers paid one other $280.51. “It eats at me to know that taxpayer cash is being wasted,” mentioned …

Read More »

Postpartum Psychosis Is Real, Rare And Dangerous

This story is a part of reporting partnership between KQED, NPR and Kaiser Well being Information. This story may be republished without cost (particulars). Even in any case she had been by means of — the helicopters circling her home, the snipers on the roof and the automotive journey to jail — Lisa …

Read More »

Listen: ‘Death Certificate Project’ Aims At Opioid Crisis, But Doctors Cry Foul

By April Dembosky, KQED January 23, 2019 April Dembosky, KQED On “All Issues Thought of” Thursday, KQED’s April Dembosky reviews on the California medical board’s Loss of life Certificates Venture, which collected virtually three,00zero dying certificates of people that died of opioid overdoses, then cross-referenced these with the state’s drug prescription database. The …

Read More »

Emergency Medical Responders Confront Racial Bias

A latest research out of Oregon suggests emergency medical responders — EMTs and paramedics — could also be treating minority sufferers otherwise from the best way they deal with white sufferers. Particularly, the scientists discovered that black sufferers of their research had been 40 % much less more likely to …

Read More »

How Helping Patients Get Good Care At Home Helps Rural Hospitals Survive

Rural hospitals shut after they don’t have sufficient paying sufferers to look after, however they’re additionally dinged when the identical sufferers present up over and over. That places outlying medical services within the precarious place of needing to keep away from repeat prospects. Charlotte Potts is the kind of affected …

Read More »