Viewpoints: Keep Momentum Going To Stop Sky-High Surprise Medical Bills; Count The Reasons For Trying Disease-Control Approach To Gun Violence

Opinion pages focus on these health care issues and others.

Opinion pages focus on these health care issues and others.

The Washington Post:
Surprise! Congress Might Actually End Big, Unexpected Medical Bills.
Congress is …

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Pediatricians first in the field to assess how to personalize treatment for hypertension in children

High blood pressure among children is on the rise and a lack of research about how to treat it has left pediatricians trying to make their best guess.

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Viewpoints: Biden’s Health Care Ideas Could Take U.S. One Step Closer To Single Payer; Health Care Is A Market Failure

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others.

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and others.

The Washington Post:
Joe Biden Proposes Radical Leftist Health-Care Plan
The 2020 Democratic pres…

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Judge Slashes Roundup Weedkiller Verdict From $80 Million To $25 Million For California Man With Cancer

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said Monday the higher award was “constitutionally impermissible” because it was nearly 15 times the compensatory damages award. He denied Bayer’s request for a new trial.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said Monday the higher award was “constitutionally impermissible” because it was nearly 15 times the compensatory damages award. He denied Bayer’s req…

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Pre-Term Babies Are Less Likely to Form Romantic Relationships in Adulthood

A study of up to 4.4m adult participants has shown that those who were born pre-term (under 37 weeks gestation) are less likely to form romantic relationships, have sexual relations or experience parenthood than those who were born full term

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KHN Investigation On Opioid Prescribers Pains Some Readers And Tweeters

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In Defense Of Opioid Prescribers
Articles such as this one are leaving elderly…

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

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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On Wednesday, Alexis Conell will mark seven years since she received the kidney transplant that saved her life, but the 53-year-old C…

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Viewpoints: Safe-Store Practices For Guns Would End Many Tragic, Unintentional Shootings; States Need To Ensure Opioid Settlements Go Toward Public Health

Opinion writers weigh in on these and other public health issues.

Opinion writers weigh in on these and other public health issues.

Bloomberg:
U.S. Needs Safe Gun Storage Laws 
That America has 300 million or more firearms …

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Different Takes: Lessons On The Differences, If Any, Between Biden, Sanders On Health Care; Medicaid’s Future Needs To Be Front And Center In The Ongoing Discussions

Editorial pages focus on the debate about the future of health care.

Editorial pages focus on the debate about the future of health care.

The Wall Street Journal:
Biden Goes Half Way To BernieCare
Joe Biden’s new health-care plan i…

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Perspectives: A One-Size-Fits-All Approach Isn’t Going To Be The Answer For The Country’s Drug Pricing Problem

Read recent commentaries about drug-cost issues.

Read recent commentaries about drug-cost issues.

The New York Times:
There Is No Single, Best Policy For Drug Prices
A majority of Americans prefer greater regula…

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