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Mothers Who Faced Serious Complications Offer What They Didn’t Have: Information On Averting Disaster

KHN Morning Briefing

Every day in the U.S., two to three women die from pregnancy, yet many of them either haven’t been told about common risks and dangers to watch out for or have their concerns written off as hormones or anxiety. ProPublica and NPR teamed up to get words of advice from the mothers who nearly died from childbirth. In other public health news: Antibiotics, the male pill, gender identity, gum disease, allergies and light therapy.

Prosecutors To Be Deployed To Cities Ravaged By Opioid Epidemic To Crack Down On Fraud, Scams

KHN Morning Briefing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the prosecutors will try to root out pill mills and track down doctors and other health care providers who illegally prescribe or distribute narcotics such as fentanyl and other powerful painkillers. Meanwhile, a review of studies shows that most patients have leftover painkillers after a surgery, which may be contributing to the abuse and misuse of the drugs.

Abortion Opponents Don’t See Health Bill Defeat As Knock-Out Blow For Their Cause

KHN Morning Briefing

“I think what is important to note is that the pro-life elements were not the cause of failure for the bill,” said Mallory Quigley, spokeswoman for the antiabortion Susan B. Anthony List. “This was an area of unity for Republicans. So I do think that there are going to be more wins in the future.” Meanwhile, progressive groups want the Democratic Party to reject any pro-life candidates for 2018.

Veterans Choice Bill Easily Clears Senate

KHN Morning Briefing

The spending package provides $2.1 billion to continue funding the program, which allows veterans to receive private medical care at government expense.