Public Road Productions

Podcast

‘An Arm And A Leg’: Why Are Drug Prices So Random? Meet Mr. PBM

Beware at the pharmacy counter: Your insurance company could be in cahoots with a pharmacy benefit manager — and the negotiations that go on between them are trade secrets.

Francis Ying

Multimedia

Middlemen Who Save $$ On Medicines — But Maybe Not For You

Guess who’s back grabbing headlines? Pharmacy benefit managers — those companies that serve as middlemen in the prescription drug pipeline.

Postcard From The Hill

Senate Panel Makes Surprisingly Fast Work Of ‘Surprise Medical Bills’ Package

The measure also includes a range of provisions designed to address health care costs.

Early Abortion Bans: Which States Have Passed Them?

So far in 2019, nine states have passed laws to outlaw abortion or forbid it past a certain point in pregnancy. None of these laws are in effect, and many are being litigated in the courts.

In Secret, Seniors Discuss ‘Rational Suicide’

Running counter to the efforts of suicide prevention experts and many religious and social norms, some seniors are quietly exploring the option of turning to suicide when they feel they've lived long enough.

San Francisco To Ban Sales Of E-Cigarettes

The nation's biggest producer of e-cigarettes is based in San Francisco, yet the city is on the verge of banning sales of the devices.

Weekly Podcast

KHN’s ‘What The Health’: Who Will Pay To Fix Problem Of Surprise Medical Bills?

Daily Cartoon

‘What’s Bugging You?’

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