Members of the new Democratic majority in the House are vowing to reverse restrictions that Republicans have imposed on abortions. But the efforts could lead to titanic fights that imperil other legislation.
In a unique crackdown on what it sees as “excessive prescribing,” the state medical board is investigating hundreds of doctors whose patients ultimately died of opioid overdoses — whether or not the doctors prescribed the fatal medications.
New research suggests that attitudes toward liver transplant candidates who have a history of alcohol abuse are softening.
The governor of California has proposed some big ideas. Who knows whether he can pull them off, but there’s reason for hope.
Patients are often forced into using brand names because drug formularies favor them over cheaper competitors.
'Something that was supposed to help him hurt him'
The Food and Drug Administration is supposed to inspect all factories, foreign and domestic, that produce drugs for the U.S. market. But a KHN review of thousands of FDA documents — inspection records, recalls, warning letters and lawsuits — reveals how drugs that are poorly manufactured or contaminated can reach consumers.
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