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Number Of Patients Experiencing Drug Side Effects Skyrockets

KHN Morning Briefing

Experts say the surge in reports could indicate a growing number of harmed patients or more vigilant reporting of adverse events. In other public health news: childbirth, chronic diseases, telehealth and a rare version of strep throat.

Right-To-Try Drug Laws Create Chaos, Villainize FDA, Experts Say

KHN Morning Briefing

The popular measures undermine a more thoughtful federal program that balances patients’ need for options, drug companies’ desire to protect their investments, and the government’s duty to evaluate drug safety and effectiveness, they say.

Trump Picks Bush Alum With Deep Ties To Pharma, Wall Street As FDA Nominee

KHN Morning Briefing

Scott Gottlieb, a physician who left the Food and Drug Administration in 2007, is a consultant to GlaxoSmithKline’s product investment board; a managing director at T.R. Winston & Company merchant bank, which specializes in health care; and a clinical assistant professor at New York University School of Medicine.

HMO Doctors Take Pains To Slash Opioid Prescriptions

KHN Original

A Kaiser Permanente pain management program in Southern California aims to help patients taper off addictive painkillers. Some doctors and patients see it as a godsend; others complain that patients have been cut off medications they need.