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So far, 72 affected babies have been born in the continental U.S. One young mother, infected in Mexico last year, and her infant face an uncertain future in rural Washington.
Due to poor doctor-patient communication, most people with advanced cancer don’t know enough about their disease to make vital decisions.
The researchers looked at 11 services that medical groups have said are often unnecessary and found that Hispanics and blacks got them at higher rates than whites.
Tom Price defends proposed spending reductions in Medicaid and other HHS programs while demurring on questions about cost-sharing subsidies for the 2018 Obamacare marketplace.
Media outlets report on health-related news from California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Virginia, New York, Washington, Arizona, Missouri, Florida, Oregon, Minnesota, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Actions by the Trump administration are putting pressure on the fragile market for individuals who buy their own coverage, but analysts say it should be able to rebound.
One insurer is turning the tables on drugmakers with what may be a new job category: a sales force for cost-effective medicine.
Read recent commentaries about drug-cost issues.
News outlets report on stories related to pharmaceutical pricing.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is marking up a bill to renew the Food and Drug Administration’s authority to collect fees from the prescription drug and the medical device industries. In other news, next week the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will also hold a hearing on drug costs.
With the cost of medications up 300 percent in the past decade, supporters see this as a first step to rein in prices.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
A forum for Asian immigrants in Oakland draws a crowd so large some attendees had to be seated in an overflow room. Many immigrants are eager for information relevant to them as changes to the health care system are debated in Washington.
Media outlets report on health-related news from Nevada, Texas, California, Virginia, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
One in 9 Medicare enrollees have COPD and many of them can’t afford the inhalers that keep them out of the emergency room.
The physicians say Community Health Systems’ quality has suffered greatly.
The changing economics of the health care industry in the country has shifted doctors toward joining larger practices or health systems.
The state promises $10.6 million to two companies to help subsidize the construction of centers in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. In other cancer treatment news, KHN reports on a substantial decline in research supported by the National Institutes of Health.
More of the research studies being presented at the world’s largest annual gathering of cancer scientists comes from abroad.
Media outlets report on news from California, Georgia, Texas, New Hampshire, Florida, Kansas, Vermont and New York.