A Conservative Group Paints Trump’s Drug-Pricing Experiment As ‘Socialist.’ Is It?

“The Department of Health and Human Services is considering a plan to adopt socialist price controls from foreign countries.” Americans for Tax Reform televised ad As part of its effort to curb high prescription drug costs, the Trump administration is […]

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Biden Doubles Down On Obamacare

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Former Vice President Joe Biden has said if he’s elected president he would build on the Affordable Care Act rather than move to a whole new health care system, such […]

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KHN Investigation On Opioid Prescribers Pains Some Readers And Tweeters

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. In Defense Of Opioid Prescribers Articles such as this one are leaving elderly patients with […]

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A ‘No-Brainer’? Calls Grow For Medicare To Cover Anti-Rejection Drugs After Kidney Transplant

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). On Wednesday, Alexis Conell will mark seven years since she received the kidney transplant that saved her life, but the 53-year-old Chicago woman isn’t exactly celebrating. […]

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Pelosi Aims For Feds To Negotiate Drug Prices, Even For Private Insurers

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). As House Democrats hash out a proposal empowering the federal government’s top health official to negotiate lower drug prices, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is taking it a step further […]

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Trump Has Blessed States’ Exploration Of Importing Drugs. Will It Catch On?

This story also ran on USA Today. This story can be republished for free (details). Seeking a solution to the soaring costs of drugs, Colorado, Florida and Vermont are making plans to import medications from Canada, where prescriptions are cheaper. […]

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Why Missouri’s The Last Holdout On A Statewide Rx Monitoring Program

Missouri retained its lonely title as the only state without a statewide prescription drug monitoring program — for the seventh year in a row — after the legislative session ended Friday. Patient advocates, politicians, experts and members of the medical […]

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ ‘Conscience’ Rules, Rx Prices and Still More Medicare

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. In a new set of rules, the Trump administration wants to let not just doctors but almost any health care worker or organization decline to provide, participate in or […]

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Price Check On Drug Ads: Would Revealing Costs Help Patients Control Spending?

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). [Editor’s note: The Trump administration on May 8 finalized its rule requiring drugmakers to include price information in television ads for any products that cost $35 or more a […]

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Addiction Medicine Mostly Prescribed To Whites, Even As Opioid Deaths Rose Among Blacks

This story is part of a partnership that includes WBUR, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). White drug users addicted to heroin, fentanyl and other opioids have had near-exclusive access to buprenorphine, a drug that curbs […]

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Drug Industry Patents Go Under Senate Judiciary Committee’s Microscope

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Congress isn’t making much headway in finding a solution to the problem of soaring prescription drug prices, but lawmakers from both parties are tinkering on the edges with legislation […]

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