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Health Jun 30Justice Department announces crackdown on fraudulent opioid prescriptions
Federal agencies on Thursday announced charges in what Attorney General Jeff Sessions called “the largest health care fraud takedown in American history,” an investigation into over $2 billion in alleged fraud by doctors, pharmacists, and nurses.
Science Feb 11The future of genetically modified mosquitoes could be in mini, moveable labs
Late last year Oxitec debuted its first “mobile production unit” — a miniature factory designed to help expand its reach.
Politics Dec 313 congressional races to watch in 2018
Here are three 2018 campaigns to watch to determine what American voters make of how health care policy is being shaped in Washington.
Politics Sep 16They got hundreds of thousands to rally. Where does the March for Science go from here?
The rally was a demonstration of enthusiasm and political clout. But organizers now hope to turn a march into a movement.
Politics Jun 25Two GOP senators wanted $45 billion in health care bill to battle opioid crisis. They got $2 billion
The health care bill unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday includes funding to help tackle the nation’s opioid crisis — but dramatically less than the amount sought by two GOP senators and recovery advocates.
Health Jun 18At first meeting of Trump’s opioid commission, health advocates plead for Medicaid spending
Health advocates on Friday used the first meeting of President Trump’s commission on the opioid crisis to criticize a bill that would slash future Medicaid spending and deregulate the health insurance market, arguing that the legislation would undermine whatever progress…
Health May 05Analysis: 7 winners and losers in the House health care bill
Here’s what we know about the winners and losers from the House vote on health care.
Health Apr 25State lawmakers rush to protect funding for Planned Parenthood
As the White House and Republican-led Congress take aim at federal funding for health providers like Planned Parenthood that offer abortion services, some state lawmakers may step in to fill the breach.
Health Feb 04Trump’s Supreme Court pick is deeply opposed to assisted suicide
Neil Gorsuch opposes all forms of assisted suicide and ruled twice against the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate but has never ruled on abortion.