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Same as it ever was: worker health benefit costs rise again

Same as it ever was: worker health benefit costs rise again

17 Nov 2019 6:31 pm
White House urgently ramps up push for drug cost legislation

Battling impeachment, White House presses for drug cost legislation with new urgency

17 Nov 2019 6:25 pm
Warren pushes back on critics of her health care plan

Warren pushes back on critics of her health care plan

17 Nov 2019 4:42 am
Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures

A large study finds that people with stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a stent or bypass procedure, but it won't cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the next few years

17 Nov 2019 12:33 am
Jury awards Planned Parenthood $1 million for secret videos

A federal jury has found an anti-abortion activist illegally secretly recorded workers at Planned Parenthood clinics liable for violating federal and state laws and ordered him to pay nearly $1 million in damages

16 Nov 2019 4:20 am
Oklahoma judge reduces J&J order in opioid lawsuit by $107M

An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis is reducing that amount by $107 million in his final order in the case

16 Nov 2019 2:41 am
US approves drug to prevent sickle cell pain, organ damage

U.S. regulators have approved a new medicine that can prevent extremely painful sickle cell disease flareups

16 Nov 2019 2:37 am
Oklahoma judge reduces amount Johnson & Johnson must pay state to help clean up opioid crisis by $107M to $465M

Oklahoma judge reduces amount Johnson & Johnson must pay state to help clean up opioid crisis by $107M to $465M

16 Nov 2019 1:41 am
FDA warns Dollar Tree about flagged Chinese manufacturers

The FDA has again warned Dollar Tree’s parent company about importing drugs and cosmetics that could be tainted due to improper product testing during manufacturing

16 Nov 2019 1:05 am
Measure introduced in Ohio would ban abortion outright

A group of conservative lawmakers in Ohio has introduced a bill to outlaw abortion outright

16 Nov 2019 12:46 am
Warren says she wont immediately push for Medicare for All

Democrat Elizabeth Warren says that if she’s elected president, she won’t immediately push to give every American government-funded health care and will work to pass a “Medicare for All” plan by her third year in office

16 Nov 2019 12:39 am
White House seeks disclosure of actual health care prices

New rules from the Trump administration would require insurers and hospitals to disclose upfront the actual prices for common tests and procedures

15 Nov 2019 8:12 pm
Congos president hopes Ebola outbreak will end this year

Congo’s president hopes deadly Ebola outbreak will end in the coming weeks

15 Nov 2019 7:18 pm
US panel backs wider use of fish oil to prevent heart attack

US health experts recommend wider use of prescription-strength fish oil to help prevent heart problems

15 Nov 2019 4:47 am
Vaping illnesses in US still rising, though at slower pace

US cases of vaping lung damage continue to increase but at slower pace

15 Nov 2019 1:33 am
Texas baby born without much of his skin finally goes home

A baby boy born in Texas without much of his skin is finally at home after months of treatment and transplants of skin grown in a lab from his cells

15 Nov 2019 1:22 am
German lawmakers approve compulsory measles vaccine plan

Germany's parliament has passed a law requiring that children who attend school or daycare are vaccinated for measles

15 Nov 2019 12:51 am
Feds: South Dakota doc made millions on unneeded surgeries

Federal prosecutors say a South Dakota neurosurgeon made millions of dollars by performing unnecessary and dangerous surgeries, including one that left a patient partially paralyzed

14 Nov 2019 10:40 pm
The Latest: Doctor accused of performing unneeded surgeries

A Virginia doctor accused of performing unnecessary surgical procedures on his patients has been ordered held without bail while he awaits trial

14 Nov 2019 9:24 pm
Strained French public hospital workers protest cost cuts

Thousands of exasperated nurses, doctors and other public hospital workers are marching through Paris to demand more staff and resources after years of cost cuts

14 Nov 2019 6:58 pm
Schools closed in New Delhi as air quality dips further

Schools in India’s capital are shut after air quality plunged to a severe category for the third consecutive day, enveloping New Delhi in a thick gray haze of noxious air

14 Nov 2019 1:50 pm
Virginia doctor accused of performing unnecessary surgeries

A Virginia doctor is headed to court to face allegations that he performed unnecessary surgical procedures on his patients

14 Nov 2019 11:48 am
Mexico top court rules e-cigarette sales should be allowed

Mexico’s Supreme Court has upheld a challenge to the country’s tobacco law for making it hard to sell e-cigarettes

14 Nov 2019 6:28 am
Overdoses possible in some student deaths on USC campus

Police investigators are looking into drug overdoses as a potential cause of death among some of the nine students who have died this semester at the University Southern California

14 Nov 2019 5:13 am
Ex-government health chief joins warnings about EPA proposal

A former top government environmental health official is expressing alarm as the Trump administration moves forward with a proposal scientists say would upend how the U.S. regulates public health threats

14 Nov 2019 2:42 am
US superbug infections rising, but deaths are falling

There’s some surprising news in a federal report: U.S. deaths from drug-resistant “superbug” infections appear to be going down

14 Nov 2019 12:38 am
Privacy, consumer groups seek to block Google-Fitbit deal

Nine privacy, social justice and consumer groups are calling for the U.S. federal government to block Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness-gadget maker Fitbit, citing antitrust and privacy concerns

13 Nov 2019 10:42 pm
Slow down: Dutch cut max speed limit to rein in pollution

The Dutch government is lowering the top speed limit on highways in a bid to put the brakes on emissions of the pollutant nitrogen oxide

13 Nov 2019 5:17 pm
New Zealand lawmakers pass euthanasia bill, referendum next

New Zealand lawmakers have voted in favor of a bill to legalize euthanasia, a watershed moment that ended a contentious two-year debate

13 Nov 2019 2:31 pm
Afghan capital's air pollution may be even deadlier than war

Afghan authorities trying to tackle pollution in country's capital, which may be even deadlier than 18-year-old war

13 Nov 2019 12:09 pm
Defendants in opioid case say politico's input not needed

Johnson & Johnson says there's no need for a judge who ordered the drugmaker to pay $572 million to help clean up Oklahoma's opioid crisis to let several Republican leaders intervene in the case

13 Nov 2019 5:15 am
Google's health care ambitions now involve patient data

Google is working with large health care system Ascension, the latest foray into the health industry by the tech giant

13 Nov 2019 1:06 am
Air quality sinks to 'severe' in haze-shrouded New Delhi

A thick gray haze of polluted air is hanging over India's capital, with authorities trying to tackle the problem by sprinkling water to settle dust and banning some construction

12 Nov 2019 5:26 pm
Safety officials probing records of work on Southwest jets

US safety officials are examining repair records on dozens of used foreign planes bought by Southwest Airlines

12 Nov 2019 2:32 am
Tenn. doctor plans to plead guilty to opioid distribution

A Tennessee doctor who had five patients fatally overdose in a 10-month span intends to plead guilty to distributing a controlled substance

12 Nov 2019 1:46 am
Cholesterol levels dropping in US, but many still need care

New research shows cholesterol levels are dropping in U.S., but more people need care

12 Nov 2019 12:34 am
Vaping-related lung transplant performed at Detroit hospital

Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed a double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping

12 Nov 2019 12:32 am
APNewsBreak: Buttigieg hopes to name 1st female VA secretary

APNewsBreak: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says if elected he'd like to name a woman to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs for the 1st time

11 Nov 2019 4:02 pm
Besieged Portland, Oregon, paramedics get defense training

Paramedics in Portland, Oregon are undergoing mandatory training in defensive tactics after a rash of high-profile attacks against them as they respond to 911 calls for people in a mental health or drug-induced crisis

11 Nov 2019 10:43 am
Harris zeroes in on health care before powerful Nevada union

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris told members of Nevada's most powerful political union that she had them in mind when she proposed a "Medicare for all" plan that preserves private insurance

9 Nov 2019 10:25 am
Possible chemical culprit found in vaping illness outbreak

US health officials identify 'strong culprit' in outbreak of vaping illnesses

9 Nov 2019 12:33 am
Oklahoma abortion clinic takes on 'physicians only' laws

An Oklahoma City abortion clinic is challenging longstanding laws that allow only physicians to perform abortions in Oklahoma, marking the sixth time in the past five years that the state's abortion restrictions have ended up in court

9 Nov 2019 12:27 am
Texas: Evangelical women's health group owes state $1.5M

Texas investigators say that an anti-abortion group must repay more than $1.5 million in overpayments and prohibited costs after coming under fire for neglecting to provide services for thousands of low-income women

8 Nov 2019 10:31 pm
Appeals court says GOP can't join Wisconsin abortion lawsuit

A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court ruling that Wisconsin Republican lawmakers can't intervene in a Planned Parenthood lawsuit challenging the state's abortion restrictions

8 Nov 2019 9:35 pm
Chinese company in vaccine scandal declared bankrupt

A Chinese maker of rabies vaccine that was fined $1.3 billion in a scandal that prompted a national crackdown on the industry says it has been declared bankrupt

8 Nov 2019 12:42 pm
Juul halts sales of mint, its top-selling e-cigarette flavor

E-cigarette maker Juul Labs says it will stop selling its No. 1 mint-flavored vaping pods

8 Nov 2019 1:59 am
More than 2,000 in US diagnosed in vaping illness outbreak

U.S. health officials say the number of vaping illnesses has surpassed 2,000

8 Nov 2019 12:07 am
New York judge sets opioid crisis trial for January

A New York judge has set a trial over the state's claims against the drug industry over the toll of opioids for January

7 Nov 2019 10:16 pm
US veteran 'feeling whole' year after penis transplant

Doctors say US veteran has recovered and reports "feeling whole" again more than year after penis transplant

7 Nov 2019 3:33 am
Judge rejects Trump moral-objection rule for health care

A federal court judge in New York has struck down a rule letting health care clinicians object to providing abortions and other services on moral or religious grounds

6 Nov 2019 11:53 pm