State legislatures consider proposals to eliminate the so-called gag rules that pharmacists say can prevent them from telling customers about cheaper drugs.
Corporations are teaming with mayors to boost the issue’s visibility.
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With state legislators deciding this week to extend the program to 400,000 citizens, the drawn-out battle over Obamacare’s signature provision draws nearer to an end.
Five states will be able to experiment with negotiating directly with drugmakers to lower prices. They can also close their formularies, so they don't need to cover all prescription drugs.
Can family enrichment centers help keep kids out of foster care?
Some insurance regulators agitate for power to regulate plans to ensure consumers are protected.
A Federal Reserve study looked at how people assessed the state of their local economy and the national economy, to see if the “deaths of despair” hypothesis of the opioid abuse crisis held true.
The American College of Sports Medicine fitness index ranks the country’s 100 largest cities based on a mix of factors, including health behaviors and local policies.
The city is already expanding access to computer science education and mental health treatment.
Only 17 states pay for one or more full-time staff positions to help problem gamblers, according to a 2016 survey from the National Council on Problem Gambling and the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators.
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If the changes went into effect today, 5.2 million people would fail to meet the new requirements in a given month, according to analysis from the Urban Institute.
A mix of education, treatment, and other measures shows promise, experts say.
The Food and Drug Administration has traced the outbreak to a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina.
In Arkansas and other states, city and county associations have led a full-out charge against the pharmaceutical industry.
It's the worst E. coli outbreak since 2006.
The new lawsuits aim to “recover millions of dollars lost due to opiate addiction and drug overdoses that have taken so many lives in this country and greatly affected the lives of many.”
But creating evidence-based employment programs can be tricky.
The proposal plans to reinvest in public housing and the 2.2 million lowest-income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, and other individuals who live in public housing.
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