Longtime Crusader Against OxyContin Begins To See The Fruits Of Her Struggle

Barbara Van Rooyan lost her son to the drug 15 years ago and has fought ceaselessly since then to hold Purdue Pharma accountable for its role in the opioid crisis.

KHN & PolitiFact HealthCheck

Obesity Stigma And Yo-Yo Dieting, Not BMI, Are Behind Chronic Health Conditions, Dietitian Claims

With nearly 72% of U.S. adults considered overweight or obese, the pressing question is: Is it possible to be overweight and healthy at the same time? The science falls short.

No Mercy

Air Ambulances Woo Rural Consumers With Memberships That May Leave Them Hanging

State regulators and even one medevac company have raised doubts about prepaid subscriptions and promised benefits offered by air ambulance companies.

KHN Impact

At-Home Rape Kits Now Off The Market

State attorneys general took legal action to stop the sale of rape kits that would be useless as evidence in court.

Purveyors Of Black-Market Pharmaceuticals Target Immigrants

Illegal medications, sold in immigrant communities around the United States, can cause serious harm to consumers, authorities say. Law enforcement officers are cracking down, but some think more must be done.

Special Coverage


‘UVA Has Ruined Us’

Health system sues thousands of patients, seizing paychecks and claiming homes

Starving Seniors

How America fails to feed its aging.

Explainer Video

Defining the debate on health care coverage.

Campaign Contributions Tracker

Pharma Cash To Congress

The KHN database tracks campaign donations from drugmakers over the past 10 years.

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.

Opioid Makers Eye New Market In India

What began in India as a populist movement to bring inexpensive morphine to the diseased and dying poor has paved the way for a booming pain management industry.

Audio Postcard

DIY Tech

Some people with diabetes are constructing their own devices for managing their chronic condition.


Opioid Prescribing

Even as the CDC issued warnings, surgeons handed out many times the number of opioid pills needed for post-op pain.

No Mercy

Dealing with hospital closure, pioneer Kansas town asks: What comes next?

Weekly Podcast

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Despite Booming Economy, Uninsured Rate Ticks Up

Daily Cartoon

‘Ear to Nose?’

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