During Wednesday’s House subcommittee hearing on insulin price hikes, drug makers and benefits managers pointed fingers at each other for the last decade’s 300% price increase, frustrating congressional representatives.
The Senate Finance Committee’s third drug-pricing hearing focused on pharmacy benefit managers, and was more of a fact-finding mission on how these companies operate than a debate about policy proposals.
Though a range of policy solutions have been discussed by Congress, the White House and other experts, a theme of a House subcommittee hearing Tuesday was that providers and insurers are key to correcting the issue.
Clear differences of opinion emerged between Democrats and Republicans during a House Ways and Means subcommittee hearing about how to make prescription drugs more affordable in the Medicare program.
New research shows how an experience with surprise medical bills can guide patients’ future decision-making.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched this month the “What’s Covered” app, designed to provide yes-or-no answers about what services are covered under traditional Medicare. KHN took it for a test drive with real consumers.
Only a small percentage of people who survived an opioid overdose received in the next year some form of drug abuse treatment, according to an analysis of West Virginia Medicaid claims data. Experts say the findings underscore a national disconnect.
Key House and Senate committees kick off hearings on drug prices, and patients’ families weigh in with tragic stories.
New research suggests that attitudes toward liver transplant candidates who have a history of alcohol abuse are softening.
Fundraising for medical expenses leads this crowdfunding website and, according to its chief executive, highlights a deep national need to address the high costs of health care.
The health care industry adds thousands of jobs to the economy each month. While they aren’t all doctors and nurses, they aren’t all paper pushers either.
Un estudio que analizó el consumo de esta dieta en 25,000 mujeres, por 12 años, comprobó sus virtudes y cómo actúa el factor preventivo.
New research not only confirms the heart health benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet, but also tracks these benefits over the long term.
El nuevo dispositivo de Apple apunta a un grupo demógrafico distinto al de los fanáticos de la tecnología: los adultos mayores.
The new-generation gadget is designed to alert and protect wearers from falls and heart problems, expanding Apple’s target audience beyond the usual, tech-savvy, early adopters to those with older tickers.
Standards have been proposed to address what are often viewed as disparities in treatment, but the Trump administration has declined to enforce them.
Un estudio halló que suplementos de venta libre para dietas, músculos e incluso para mejor desempeño sexual contenían contaminantes y sustancias prohibidas.
Dieters and gym rats, beware. Some dietary supplements promising weight loss or more muscle may contain active ingredients not listed on the label that fly under the radar of the Food and Drug Administration. The California Department of Public Health analyzed public data maintained by the FDA to suss out trends among tainted products, raising red flags.
En una reunión en Nueva York, los jóvenes confirmaron que siguen creyendo en la atención primaria, y en el acceso a la atención médica como un derecho.
Students from eight medical schools in and around New York City attended a conference Sept. 23 on progressive activism during their training years — and beyond.