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California settles decades-long lawsuit over lead paint, but outcome is bittersweet

Jul 18, 2019 , Reuters
When Californian counties and cities first sued paint makers in 2000, they wanted the companies to pay billions to remove dangerous old lead paint from hundreds of thousands of homes....
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Surprise Medical Bill Legislation Takes A Step Forward, But Will It Lead To A Step Back?

Jul 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A House committee approved its version of legislation to solve the problem of surprise medical bills. But the measure includes a key provision that’s got less support in the Senate....
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Negotiations About Overhaul Of VA Health System Stand In Way Of Debt-Limit Deal

Jul 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wrote a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requesting $22 billion over two years to cover the cost of a revamp of the VA health-care program signed into law last year. She said that the funding for the program should be in addition to the equal increases she is seeking for nonmilitary and military funding. Lawmakers are trying to get an overall deal done before the House leaves for August recess....
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Health Leaders Worry About Unscrupulous Data Mongers Circling Like Sharks As Patient Records Are More Accessible

Jul 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
There are concerns from experts who say patients may not fully understand the privacy implications of new records apps and end up signing a lot of their information away without realizing it. Other news at the intersection of technology and health care: artificial intelligence and dental bills, telemedicine in rural areas, wireless health hazards and...
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Big Tobacco Leans On Proven Strategy For Waging Political Warfare: Invoking Concerns Of Black Residents To Sway Dems

Jul 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
When it looked like New York might pass a menthol cigarette ban, tobacco lobbyists invoked Eric Garner -- a man who was killed on Staten Island by police officers enforcing cigarette regulations -- in their arguments that it would disproportionately hurt black residents. The bill was set...
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Biden healthcare plan draws contrast with White House rivals

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden unveiled a $750 billion healthcare plan on Monday that he said would strengthen the Affordable Care Act, drawing a contrast with rivals who back a more sweeping "Medicare for All" government-run system....
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Calif. Lawmakers Pass Bills To Stabilize Utilities After Wildfires, But Critics Call Law ‘A Reward For Monstrous Behavior’

Jul 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The legislation is complicated and was quickly shepherded through the California Legislature with fears of the utility companies going bankrupt if something wasn't done. The bill will provide investor-owned utilities with at least $21 billion to pay for damage from blazes linked to their equipment beginning this summer. Utility customers will be required to pay $10.5 billion to the so-called wildfire fund. Meanwhile, new data show the town of Paradise lost over 90% of its population since a...
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Trump Scraps A Reform That Would Have Saved Patients Billions

Jul 13, 2019 , Forbes
This week, the Trump administration axed a proposal that, if enacted, would have required insurers to share discounts they negotiate with drug companies directly with patients. Now that the Trump administration has killed this sensible reform, patients may never see these savings. That's a...
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Croatia's drugs wholesalers limit hospital deliveries as debts rise

Jul 13, 2019 , Reuters
Croatian drug wholesalers have decided to limit deliveries of medicines to some hospitals in a row over mounting debts and urged the government to pay immediately at least half of them now totaling 2.6 billion kuna ($396 million)....
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Hospitals Block ‘Surprise Billing’ Measure In California

Jul 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
California lawmakers on Wednesday pulled legislation that would have protected some patients from surprise medical bills for emergency care, citing opposition from hospitals. They vowed to resurrect the bill next...
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Lawmakers seek scientific review of plan to tightly regulate all fentanyl copycats

Jul 12, 2019 , Reuters
Lawmakers on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee have urged the Trump administration to conduct a scientific review of a Justice Department-backed bill to classify all illicit chemical knockoffs of the potent painkiller fentanyl in the same legal category as heroin....
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Indivior says Reckitt settlement in U.S. unrelated to its cases

Jul 12, 2019 , Reuters
Drugmaker Indivior Plc said on Thursday its former parent Reckitt Benckiser's $1.4 billion settlement with authorities in the United States was separate to its ongoing legal proceedings....
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CVS, Walgreens To Lead $23 Billion CBD Market By 2023

Jul 12, 2019 , Forbes
The legal CBD market is projected to surpass $23 billion in annual sales by 2023 driven by CVS, Walgreens and other retailers, a new report from market research firm Brightfield Group...
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Baltimore Is Ground Zero For Failing War Against Drugs, City’s Attorney Tells U.S. House Panel On Crimes

Jul 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Attorney Marilyn Mosby also cited discriminatory enforcement of marijuana laws that has harmed black communities and called for the government to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. News on the drug and opioid epidemics looks at: Ohio's strategies to combat addiction; U.S. wins $1.4 billion settlement with Reckitt; seriously ill patients who genuinely need opioids; Medicare's progress on treating addiction; Narcan training for Phoenix police force; and clean teens in New...
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Reckitt to pay $1.4 billion to end U.S. opioid addiction treatment probes

Jul 12, 2019 , Reuters
Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay up to $1.4 billion to resolve U.S. claims that its former pharmaceuticals business Indivior before it was spun out of the company carried out an illegal scheme to boost sales of an opioid addiction treatment....
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By Gamifying Hand Washing, Soapy Might Just Save Civilization

Jul 11, 2019 , Forbes
Some 2.4 billion people, roughly one third of the world’s population, gets sick as a result of improperly washing their...
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Baroness Joanna Shields' BenevolentAI Is Reportedly Preparing To Slash Its $2 Billion Valuation

Jul 11, 2019 , Forbes
The company, led by Baroness Joanna Shields, the former European boss of Facebook, is reportedly raising another round of funding at a valuation “far below” its $2 billion...
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Trump Administration To Take Steps To Shift More Kidney Treatment To At-Home Care And Away From Stand-Alone Dialysis Clinics

Jul 10, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
HHS will announce an agency-wide initiative to encourage home dialysis and also to ramp up better prevention and screening for kidney disease, Politico reports. The plan could upend the kidney care market, and face serious pushback from big dialysis chains that are eager to protect $24 billion a year in revenue....
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Billionaire, Presidential Hopeful Ross Perot Dies

Jul 10, 2019 , WebMD
Perot made his fortune in the computer services industry and eventually ran for president in 1992 and 1996 with populist talk of restoring Norman Rockwell's America, according to...
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Mental health issues in Hong Kong surging amid tumultuous protests, experts say

Jul 10, 2019 , Reuters
Stress and trauma over the political turmoil surrounding Hong Kong's extradition bill has created an unprecedented mental health problem that the city is not equipped to deal with, medical professionals say....
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