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U.S. House Passes Drug Pricing Bill

Dec. 13, 2019 — A U.S. House Democrat bill that would give Medicare the authority to negotiate prescription drug prices and provide new benefits for seniors was passed Thursday in a 230-192 vote along party lines. However, the bill has no chance of being passed by the Republican-controlled Senate and the White House has threatened… Read More »

Women Lead Upswing in U.S. Binge Drinking

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Binge drinking is on the rise among Americans, especially among women, with rates doubling among childless females in their early 30s, a new study finds. “Mommy drinking” is also up, say researchers. “Although heavy drinking has either decreased or stabilized for most groups, binge drinking is still common… Read More »

U.S. Blames Drug Shortages on Low Prices and a ‘Broken Marketplace’

Chronic drug shortages that threaten patient care are caused by rock-bottom prices for older generic medicines and a health care marketplace that doesn’t run on the rules of supply and demand, among other factors, according to a federal report published on Tuesday. The report, the work of a task force led by the Food and… Read More »