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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Civica Rx has plans to become an alternative source of generic drugs at reasonable prices for hospitals. The company's first medicines will be the antibiotics vancomycin and daptomycin.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Civica, a non-profit drug company, was founded last year by a hospital executive tired of short supplies and high prices for generic drugs. Civica has announced the first drugs it will be making.
Monday, May 13, 2019
A new lawsuit brought by 44 states and Puerto Rico alleges an "industrywide" conspiracy by generic drug manufacturers to collude on prices and divide up the market.
Thursday, May 09, 2019
A new rule expands protection for health care workers who refuse to provide certain care on moral grounds. The rule cites a sudden rise in religious discrimination complaints. What's fueling the rise?
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
The government wants consumers to have sticker shock about drug prices. A new rule requires list prices be displayed in TV ads. Patients advocates are not sure it will do much to lower prices.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
In her new book, Cribsheet, economist Emily Oster offers a lifeline to parents overwhelmed by contradictory parenting guidance. She offers a data-driven, and common-sense, approach to raising a baby.
Monday, April 08, 2019
As head of the Department of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar is charged with making Trump's plan to end HIV in the U.S. by 2030 work. "We have an historic opportunity," he tells NPR.
Saturday, April 06, 2019
There are, thankfully, tons of places to get parenting advice: relatives, co-workers, books and the Internet. The problem is that sometimes that advice is totally contradictory.
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
The Trump administration has a plan to end the spread of HIV in the U.S. in 10 years. HIV/AIDS advocates say it's feasible but that the administration's actions on health run counter to the goal.
Monday, June 25, 2018
Doctors want to remind moms to get certain vaccines while pregnant. Whooping cough in particular can be deadly for newborns, but only about 50 percent of pregnant women get the vaccine.
Monday, June 11, 2018
With teen pregnancy rates in some communities stubbornly high, one school district is trying something different: staff the schools with a midwife.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
A growing number of schools are offering training for emotional and social skills that can benefit kids in school and throughout their life.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
The Trump administration laid out limits on how much flexibility it would allow states in running Medicaid. Work requirements are in and lifetime caps are out.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
One in four calls to the Washington, D.C., 911 line isn't an emergency. The city now has triage nurses working with dispatchers to get callers with less urgent needs a same-day clinic visit instead.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
PrEP is shorthand for a pill that prevents HIV infection, if taken daily. As Washington, D.C. aims to cut new infections in half by 2020, it hopes to quadruple the number of residents on the medicine.
Monday, April 09, 2018
The horror movie is a hit at the box office, but poses a conundrum for those who like to take in their cinema with snacks.
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
A new survey finds that many students at universities and community colleges are struggling to pay for basic needs — and that's hampering their ability to learn and complete their degrees.
Friday, February 02, 2018
It's a particularly harsh flu season. In the close quarters of dorm rooms and cafeterias and study groups, the flu will come to college campuses. And when it does, one scientist will be ready.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The Children's Health Insurance Program drew bipartisan support for two decades. After brinkmanship over the federal budget, an agreement to end the shutdown has assured CHIP funding for six years.
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Washington, D.C., is experimenting with providing home visits and telemedicine to people on Medicaid, with the goal of making it less likely they'll end up in the emergency room.