20 Democratic senators blast steep price hike for EpiPens

By Associated Press  |  August 30, 2016

The senators said in a letter that price hikes of more than 500% have jeopardized access to emergency allergy shots for many Americans. The letter was addressed to Heather Bresch, CEO of the pharmaceutical company that makes the devices, Mylan. Bresch is the daughter of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).

Patient says Dignity Health denied gender-transition care despite HHS rule

By Erica Teichert  |  August 30, 2016

A transgender man says a Dignity Health hospital allegedly canceled his hysterectomy a day before the scheduled operation because of the system's faith-based policies, according to local media reports. It's the latest challenge against the Catholic system's ethical and religious directives.

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