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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Biden Doubles Down On Obamacare

Can’t see the audio participant? Click on right here to hear on SoundCloud. Former Vice President Joe Biden has stated if he’s elected president he would construct on the Reasonably priced Care Act relatively than transfer to a complete new well being care system, such because the “Medicare for All” plan …

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KHN Investigation On Opioid Prescribers Pains Some Readers And Tweeters

Letters to the Editor is a periodic characteristic. We welcome all feedback and can publish a range. We edit for size and readability and require full names. In Protection Of Opioid Prescribers Articles comparable to this one are leaving aged sufferers with debilitating ache and likewise hospice sufferers struggling to get ample …

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Pelosi Aims For Feds To Negotiate Drug Prices, Even For Private Insurers

As Home Democrats hash out a proposal empowering the federal authorities’s prime well being official to barter decrease drug costs, Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi is taking it a step additional and pushing a plan that might profit even these People with personal medical health insurance. A draft plan spearheaded, however …

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Middlemen Who Save $$ On Medicines — But Maybe Not For You

By Francis Ying and Julie Appleby and Stephanie Stapleton June 26, 2019 Francis Ying and Julie Appleby, Kaiser Well being Information and Stephanie Stapleton Guess who’s again grabbing headlines? Pharmacy profit managers — these corporations that function middlemen within the prescription drug pipeline. Plans to scale back the price of …

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The Values Of Health Care

June 25, 2019 Julie Rovner, the chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Well being Information, joins Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Occasions, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Alan Weil of Well being Affairs on the Aspen Concepts: Well being competition to debate the politics surrounding the nationwide debate on well being …

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Surgeons’ Opioid-Prescribing Habits Hard To Kick

As opioid dependancy and lethal overdoses escalated into an epidemic throughout the U.S., 1000’s of surgeons continued at hand out much more tablets than wanted for postoperative ache reduction, based on a KHN-Johns Hopkins evaluation of Medicare knowledge. Many medical doctors wrote prescriptions for dozens of opioid tablets after surgical …

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FDA Overlooked Red Flags In Drugmaker’s Testing of New Depression Medicine

Ketamine is a darling of fight medics and clubgoers, an anesthetic that may quiet your ache with out suppressing respiratory and a hallucinogenic that may get you excessive with little threat of a deadly overdose. For some sufferers, it additionally has dwelled within the shadows of standard drugs as a …

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Why Missouri’s The Last Holdout On A Statewide Rx Monitoring Program

Lauren Weber Missouri retained its lonely title as the one state with no statewide prescription drug monitoring program — for the seventh 12 months in a row — after the legislative session ended Friday. Affected person advocates, politicians, specialists and members of the medical group had hoped this might lastly …

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ ‘Conscience’ Rules, Rx Prices and Still More Medicare

Can’t see the audio participant? Click on right here to hear on SoundCloud. In a brand new algorithm, the Trump administration needs to let not simply medical doctors however nearly any well being care employee or group decline to offer, take part in or refer sufferers for any well being …

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Drug Industry Patents Go Under Senate Judiciary Committee’s Microscope

Congress isn’t making a lot headway find an answer to the issue of hovering prescription drug costs, however lawmakers from each events are tinkering on the perimeters with laws that goals to extend competitors amongst drugmakers. A complete piece of drug-pricing laws is a excessive precedence for Senate Finance Committee …

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