Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trump declares virus pandemic a national emergency

President Donald Trump on Friday declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency in order to free up more money and resources as he denied any responsibility for delays in making testing available for the new virus, ...

Medications

Senators unveil compromise to reduce drug costs for seniors

Two senior senators—a Republican and a Democrat—unveiled compromise legislation Tuesday to reduce prescription drug costs for millions of Medicare recipients, while saving money for federal and state health care programs ...

Medications

Improving affordability of prescription drugs

Out-of-pocket expenses for prescription medications impose a heavy financial burden, especially on low- and middle-income patients with chronic diseases, often reducing adherence to medication and worsening health outcomes. ...

Medications

House Dems announce sweeping investigation of drug pricing

House Democrats announced a sweeping investigation Monday of the pharmaceutical industry's pricing practices, jockeying for the upper hand with the Trump administration on an issue that concerns Americans across the political ...

Health

House bill would curb regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars

Vape away. Increasingly popular e-cigarettes and cigar varieties could be exempt from some government safety regulations if House Republicans have their way. It's a move that alarms Democrats and public health advocates who ...

Health

Washington state panel mulls bill to trim vaccine exemptions

Personal or philosophical opposition to vaccines would not be an authorized exemption for the parents of school-age children under a measure that received a public hearing before a House committee on Tuesday, drawing at least ...

Health

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care (Update)

President Barack Obama said Thursday 8 million Americans have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the November ...

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