As communities try to prevent fatal opioid overdoses, which quadrupled in the past decade and a half, naloxone is increasingly being offered to the masses without prescriptions. Some advocates liken knowing how to use naloxone to knowing how to perform CPR, granting someone the opportunity to save another's life.
Congress wants more documents — lots and lots more documents — about how much the big drug company Mylan makes on its EpiPens. A congressional committee Monday asked Mylan for a wide range of additional documentation related to the profitability of EpiPen auto-injectors amid questions about how much taxes the company actually pays on sales of the lifesaving anti-allergy devices.
Vermont charges ahead on opioid addiction battle | VTDigger.org
Vermont's health care system isn't waiting for the implementation of a new federal law intended to expand access to opioid treatment and has instead taken steps on its own to make treatment more available.
Many thousands of Californians are dying every year from infections they caught while in hospitals. But you'd never know that from their death certificates.
In reaction to sicker-than-expected patients taking part in the Affordable Care Act, insurers in 2017 will be reintroducing health-maintenance-organization plans under the ACA. Some are dropping PPO options because of the unpredictability of expenses associated with preferred-provider organizations.
Minnesota will let the health insurers in its Obamacare market raise rates by at least 50% next year, after the individual market there came to the brink of collapse, the state's commerce commissioner said Friday.