When Australian biotech firm Innate Immunotherapeutics needed to raise money last summer, it offered a sweetheart deal to “sophisticated U.S. investors.” One of them was Rep. Tom Price.
By Marisa Taylor and Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News
Rep. Tom Price, the physician and Georgia Republican tapped for the nation’s leading health care job, has long criticized federal spending as excessive. Yet during his years in Congress, he’s worked hard to keep federal dollars flowing to his most…
By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News
Nearly seven years after its passage, Republicans still have no consensus on how to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
By Rebecca Smith, Side Effects Public Media
Mumps is back, and is having its worst year in a decade, fueled in part by its spread on college campuses.
By Liz Szabo and JoNel Aleccia and Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio
The high prices Americans pay for generic drugs may have been cooked up by pharmaceutical salespeople on golf courses, at a New Jersey steakhouse or over martinis at a “Girls Nights Out” in Minnesota.
In Congress, lawmakers are close to passing a major bill that would increase funding for the FDA, the NIH and the effort to fight opioid abuse. The measure would also introduce more flexible standards for drug approvals, reducing the need…
By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to defund Planned Parenthood, to appoint conservative Supreme Court justices who could overturn Roe v. Wade and to prohibit late-term abortions. Kathy Kneer, CEO and president of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, answered some questions…
By Jordan Rau, Julie Appleby and Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News
Substantially more health plans on the federal insurance marketplaces require consumers next year to pay a hefty portion of the cost of the most expensive drugs.
By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was one of 10 Republican governors to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, but as President-elect Donald Trump’s running mate, Pence is now calling for the health law’s repeal and replacement.
By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
A new study finds that the prevalence of dementia has fallen sharply in recent years, most likely as a result of Americans’ rising educational levels and better heart health, which are both closely related to brain health.
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