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Negotiating Drug Prices: Should State Agencies Band Together?

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April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Citing budget-busting drug costs, a California lawmaker wants state health programs to band together to negotiate better prices with drug companies. Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) ha...

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Widespread Hype Gives False Hope To Many Cancer Patients

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April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am | After Michael Uvanni’s older brother, James, was diagnosed with a deadly form of skin cancer, it seemed as if everyone told the family what they wanted to hear: Have hope. You can beat this, and we a...

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Sodium warnings to remain on New York City menus after court battle ends

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April 27, 2017 at 2:10 pm | By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS The warnings next to all the high-sodium items on chain restaurant menus in New York City are here to stay. The legal battle over the city’s rule on exc...

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Boosted by $30 Million During Campaign, Trump Will Thank NRA By Speaking at Convention

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April 27, 2017 at 5:40 am | Photo credit: Scott Olson / Getty ImagesApril 27, 2017 -- Donald Trump, who was buoyed as a candidate by $30 million from the gun lobby, will become the first president in more than three decades to ...

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Pre-Obamacare, Preexisting Conditions Long Vexed States And Insurers

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April 26, 2017 at 5:00 am | For most of his life, Carl Goulden had near-perfect health. He and his wife, Wanda, say that changed 10 years ago. Carl remembered feeling “a lot of pain in the back, tired, fatigue, yellow eyes — a ...

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Severe Shortage Of Home Health Workers Robs Thousands Of Proper Care

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April 26, 2017 at 5:00 am | Acute shortages of home health aides and nursing assistants are cropping up across the country, threatening care for people with serious disabilities and vulnerable older adults. In Minnesota and...

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Health Care Worries Pull Crowd To Conservative Ohio Rep’s Town Hall

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April 25, 2017 at 1:56 pm | LIMA, Ohio — Speaking over constituents’ often-hostile shouts and angry murmurs, one of Congress’ most conservative Republicans told a tense town hall meeting here Monday that less government regulat...

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CHIP Offers Families With Seriously Ill Kids More Financial Protection Than ACA Plans

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April 25, 2017 at 5:00 am | Kids with chronic conditions are especially vulnerable to health insurance changes, relying as they often do on specialists and medications that may not be covered if they switch plans. A new study f...

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Reluctant Patients, Hispanic Men Pose A Costly Challenge To The Health System

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April 25, 2017 at 5:00 am | BALTIMORE — Peter Uribe left Chile at 21 with his wife and 2-year-old daughter, landing in Baltimore and finding steady work in construction. His social life revolved around futbol, playing “six or s...

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