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Why Missouri's The Last Holdout On A Statewide Rx Monitoring Program

For the seventh year in a row, Missouri will retain its lonely title as the only state without a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. Fears about privacy violations and gun control scuttled the bill yet again, leaving a pastiche of half-step measures in place to fill the void in the fight against prescription drug abuse.

Escalating Workplace Violence Rocks Hospitals

Incidents of serious workplace violence are four times more common in health care than in private industry, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Opioid Prescriptions Drop Sharply Among State Workers

New data from the California agency that manages health benefits for 1.5 million public employees, retirees and their families shows that doctors are writing far fewer opioid prescriptions, reflecting a national trend of physicians cutting back on the addictive drugs.

‘Sham’ Sharing Ministries Test Faith Of Patients And Insurance Regulators

Officials in Washington and other states are cracking down on companies that avoid health insurance regulations by masquerading as faith-based care.

‘Living Their Values': Palliative Care Power Couple Faces Cancer At Home

Kathy Brandt and Kim Acquaviva are both leaders in the world of hospice and palliative care. When Brandt learned she was dying of ovarian cancer, the couple decided it could be a teachable moment.

Special Coverage

Lethal Plans

When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care.

Diabetic Amputations

A ‘shameful metric’ of inadequate care.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

Syphilis Invades Rural America

Communities grappling with budget cuts and crumbling public health infrastructure also lack experience in fighting the disease.

Bill Of The Month

This investigation by KHN and NPR dissects and explains your medical bills every month in order to shed light on U.S. health care prices and to help patients learn how to be more active in managing costs.

Tainted Drugs

Tainted Drugs

When medicine makes patients sicker.

Botched Operation

Death By 1,000 Clicks

Where electronic health records went wrong.


Liquid Gold

Pain doctors soak up profits by screening urine for drugs.


PolitiFact and KHN team up to truth-squad health care claims made by politicians and policymakers leading up to the 2020 election.

Weekly Podcast

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ States Race To Reverse ‘Roe’

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‘Heavy Load?’

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