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FDA Threatens To Prosecute Companies That Make Bogus Claims About Cancer Cures

KHN Morning Briefing

In other public health news: a “superbug” fungus is infecting hospitals in New Jersey and New York; economic inequality impacts the U.S. health care system; a link between binge drinking and abnormal heart rhythms; marijuana as a treatment for kids with autism; and more.

DOJ Buys More Time On Health Law’s Contraception Mandate Decision

KHN Morning Briefing

The agency asks the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit for 60 more days to negotiate with groups that have issues with the mandate. So far, the administration has offered little guidance on where it stands on this part of Obamacare.

Cases Of Malaria At U.S. Hospitals Higher Than Expected

KHN Morning Briefing

Experts believe immigrants and travelers, who have lost their childhood immunity by living in America for some time, are returning to their home countries not expecting to need protection from the disease. Then they come back to the U.S. infected.

State Laws Block Nurses From Administering Anti-Addiction Medication

KHN Morning Briefing

Twenty-eight states prohibit nurse practitioners from prescribing buprenorphine unless they are working in collaboration with a doctor who has a federal license to prescribe it. The problem is, half of all counties in the U.S. do not have a single physician with such a license to prescribe the anti-addiction drug. Meanwhile, 19 attorneys general ask congressional leaders and President Donald Trump to not cut funding that is going toward fighting the opioid crisis.