At least 11 states are going to try to tax opioids despite pushback from pharmaceutical companies.
Among candidates running for Congress in upcoming elections are a smattering of left-leaning physicians who present a stark contrast to the predominantly Republican physicians currently in office.
Federal officials are proposing a rule to prohibit home health aides paid directly by Medicaid from having their dues for the powerful Service Employees International Union automatically deducted from their paychecks. The effort would likely mean those workers are far less likely to pay dues and could diminish the union’s influence.
Los médicos veteranos lo consideraban un sistema “socialista”. Pero ahora, han aceptado revisar su postura ante el impulso jóven de avanzar con un sistema de pagador único en el país.
Young physicians are pushing the medical establishment to rethink its long-held opposition. The political fallout could be substantial.
At least 70 infants have been ordered to appear in immigration court. Experts believe some were separated from their parents.
Al menos 70 pequeños menores de 1 año han sido citados en los últimos diez meses para enfrentar sin sus padres sus procesos de deportación.
Funcionarios de salud pública están intensificando esfuerzos para que más personas puedan consumir PrEP. Pero aseguradoras ponen trabas al uso de cupones.
It’s getting increasingly difficult for patients to afford Truvada, also known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, because of the drug’s high price and insurance company efforts to restrict the use of coupons that shield patients from it.
The Trump administration plans to detain immigrant families indefinitely in facilities run by the Department of Homeland Security, an agency with little experience in handling their complex needs.
Mientras la administración Trump dice que está tratando de unir a padres e hijos separados en la frontera, niños tan pequeños como de 3 años deberán presentarse solos ante un juez.
Children separated from their parents at the border are being ordered to appear for their own deportation proceedings, attorneys say.
Representan casi el 20% de los niños inmigrantes que actualmente están bajo custodia del gobierno de los Estados Unidos, mientras avanza la política de “tolerancia cero”.
The White House’s latest immigration strategy has created challenges for the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is now responsible for more children — many far younger than in previous administrations.
Vaping is becoming increasingly popular in the United States, especially among young people. This fact is triggering an unexpected divide within the public health community and complicating efforts to regulate the industry.
The first-in-the-nation measure would empower Vermont to set up a wholesale program to import prescription drugs from Canada. But it still will have to get federal buy-in before it is operational.
Casi el 40% de los adultos menores de 65 años informaron un puntaje de crédito más bajo debido a deudas médicas, según el análisis más reciente del Commonwealth Fund.
The complexity of health insurance coverage rules, along with market trends that leave consumers open to more out-of-pocket costs, lead to mounting medical debt for consumers.
The saga of Martin Shkreli and Turing Pharmaceuticals focused a lot of attention on prescription drug prices, but no reversal of the exponential price increases for the lifesaving drug Daraprim resulted. The story offers an object lesson into the interworkings of the pharmaceutical market.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams urged more people to carry the drug naloxone, a lifesaving treatment for opioid overdoses. But this policy is tricky to implement.