Louisiana is emerging as a powerful illustration of the huge pent-up demand for health insurance, particularly in red states where elected officials have fought the Affordable Care Act.
Scott says pregnant women can get free Zika test at health departments | Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel
Pregnant women in Florida now can now get tested for Zika for free at all county health departments, Gov. Rick Scott said on Wednesday.
Aetna is notifying some doctors about their drug-dispensing habits | Washington Post
The giant health insurer Aetna is using the vast amount of data it collects from insurance claims by pharmacies and has begun contacting doctors whose prescribing habits are far outside the norm.
After three years, Boston gets first pot dispensary | Boston Business Journal
Downtown Boston has its first medical marijuana dispensary. Three years after it first applied, Patriot Care – a subsidiary of Columbia Care with a location in Lowell – opened in a nondescript storefront at 21 Milk St. The facility's operators expect upwards of 100 customers daily, and say more than 200 state-certified patients preregistered before the opening.
The pharmaceutical industry may be losing a heated battle over drug prices in California. A poll released earlier this week found that two-thirds of Californians support an initiative that would require drugmakers to offers discounts to state health programs. And despite differences in age, ethnicities, political party affiliation, and regions where they resided, the poll participants had similar responses. The initiative is on the ballot for a vote in November.