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Working On A New Puzzle: A Finance Whiz Focuses On Matching Medical Researchers With Investors

KHN Morning Briefing

The Wall Street Journal profiles Karen Petrou, an influential adviser to bankers and regulators, who has launched a very personal crusade to cure blindness, Meanwhile, news outlets report on a range of other medical innovations, experiments and market developments — including a recently approved syrup derived from marijuana that will soon be available for people with epilepsy, a birth control app that recently gained Food and Drug Administration approval and is highlighting the health technology market, and other stories about clinical trials and life in the lab.

Health Law Reduces Out-Of-Pocket Expenses, But Medical Costs Can Still Be Overwhelming

KHN Morning Briefing

One of the key aims of the health law was to protect consumers from ruinous medical debt, but some people still find it difficult to pay their health bills. Also, another health law provision created an organization to figure out which medical treatments work best to help consumers and the government save money on care.

Docs, Nurses Disagree Over Expanded Nurse Roles

KHN Original

As nurse practitioners lobby to expand their authority and scope of practice in many states, a New England Journal of Medicine study released Wednesday documents a deep chasm between how doctors and nurses regard the issue. The study found the two groups overwhelmingly agreed that nurse practitioners should be able to practice to the full extent of […]