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Writing in the journal BMJ, an international group of experts and patients say arthroscopic surgery on the knee does not provide lasting relief.
News outlets’ editorial sections highlight policy issues in play as the debate over the GOP health plan continues.
Despite an industry-backed push for more people to be screened for thyroid cancer, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has added the option to its don’t-do-it category. In other public health news: pain relievers and heart risks, statins, syphilis, mental health care for children, and smoking.
Problems with 71 of the 222 drugs approved in the first decade of this millennium were discovered after the drugs were approved, according to a new study. Those “safety events” warranted a “black box” warning on side effects or a safety announcement about the dangers.
What will happen to people with preexisting conditions is one worry some Americans expressed; the high costs of insurance under Obamacare is another.
More than 70 drugs approved from 2001 through 2010 ran into safety concerns later that resulted in withdrawals from the market, “black box” warnings or other actions.
“There is significant evidence that ICE does know about many of the deficiencies in its medical care system, but that it has failed to take swift and appropriate action,” the Human Rights Watch says in the report.
In the world of murky prices and “gotcha” medical bills, there are some things a patient can do in advance to avoid getting blindsided by the cost of care.
The HHS inspector general’s office found that Medicare should have done an in-depth review of suspicious or aberrant infection reports from scores of hospitals.
A bill pending in California’s Legislature, sponsored by an influential health care union, would require hospitals and clinics to pay minimum wage to student trainees.
Media outlets report on news from Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Minnesota, Kansas, Maryland, Illinois, Arizona, Wisconsin, Ohio and California.
California lawmakers consider a bill to use state money to help homeless Medi-Cal patients pay rent — shifting their focus from sheer survival to wellness. The move could save taxpayers millions, advocates say.
A Blue Cross Blue Shield Association report finds that the percentage of prescriptions filled using such coupons increased from 13 percent to 19 percent between 2013 and 2016. In other pharma industry news: Mylan, Pfizer and what seniors can do if they are denied coverage of a drug by Medicare.
Several public health officials endorse using a federal law to slash hepatitis C drug prices in Louisiana and avoid drug bills that could cripple the state budget.
Pase lo que pase con el Obamacare, es bastante seguro que una tendencia en la atención de salud continuará: cada vez más personas tendrán planes de salud con deducibles altos. Cómo enfrentarlos.
Read recent commentaries about drug-cost issues.
News outlets report on stories related to pharmaceutical pricing.
Despite pressure from the White House and GOP leaders, Republicans have not yet secured enough votes to pass their health law replacement bill. Here’s a look at their choices going forward.
The federal health law has opened up new options for young adults but it can sometimes be confusing. A quick guide to the choices.
You might save money on premiums with a high-deductible health plan only to find you’re spending more on the back end. These tips will help you minimize your expenses for medical treatment and prescriptions.