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Fentanyl-Linked Deaths: The U.S. Opioid Epidemic’s Third Wave

Martha Bebinger, WBUR Men are dying after opioid overdoses at nearly three times the rate of women in the United States. Overdose deaths are increasing...

US: Students With Disabilities Call College Admissions Cheating ‘Big Slap In...

Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News and Ana B. Ibarra, Kaiser Health News For Savannah Treviño-Casias, this week’s news about the college admissions cheating scandal...

Trump’s Budget Offers $291M To Fight HIV In U.S. But Trims...

Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News The Trump administration took another step toward fulfilling its goal of ending the HIV epidemic in the United States...

Pregnant women shouldn’t have to choose between a job and a...

Jeannette Cox, University of Dayton Pregnant women in low-income work often face an unappealing choice: lose their job or perform duties that endanger their health...

Philadelphia has a law that bans cashless businesses

Philadelphia City Council now has a law that bans cashless businesses, making it the first big city in the country to pass such legislation. The...

US: Lawmakers United Against High Drug Prices Bare Partisan Teeth

Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News While the high cost of prescription drugs seems to be a universally agreed-upon trouble spot in the American health system,...

US: Big Pharma Gave Money To Patient Advocacy Groups Opposing Medicare...

Sydney Lupkin, Kaiser Health News and Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News and Victoria Knight Dozens of patient advocacy groups, like the Bonnie J. Addario Lung...

US: Measles Outbreak Sends Vaccine Demand Soaring, Even Among The Hesitant

JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Demand for measles vaccine has surged in the Washington county where the highly contagious virus is linked to more than...

US Congress Wades Into Emotional Debate Over High-Cost Prescription Drugs

Emmarie Huetteman and Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News Senators railed against pharmaceutical executives Tuesday for declining to testify before Congress about out-of-control drug prices, as...

Shutdown costs US economy $11bn

The 35-day partial shutdown of the US government cost the economy about $11bn and reduced the country's growth forecasts by 0.2%, according to official...

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