Medical devices and equipmentDeath of medical device tax in Republican ACA replacement plan a big win for a big Minnesota industry | MinnPost
Over the past eight years, the medical device industry, a key sector of the Minnesota economy, often didn’t get what it wanted from Washington, D.C.
PharmaceuticalsTrump’s latest tweet, pledging a new system to price drugs, dings biopharma stocks | STAT
President Trump’s tweeting still has the ability to rattle biopharma stocks, as a cryptic missive early Tuesday sent company shares south.
Deaths in West Virginia have overwhelmed a state program providing burial assistance for needy families for at least the fifth year in a row, causing the program to be nearly out of money four months before the end of the fiscal year, according to the state's Department of Health and Human Resources.
More than two years after Express Scripts Holding Co. helped kick off a debate over U.S. pharmaceutical costs by starting a price war over Gilead Sciences Inc.’s expensive hepatitis C pills, the companies are fighting again.
Safety, quality and clinical practiceDentists work to ease patients’ pain with fewer opioids | Kaiser Health News
Dentists have long been frequent prescribers of immediate-release opioids like Vicodin and Percocet for the pain from tooth extractions. That’s a lot of pills and teeth; annually more than 3.5 million people, mainly young adults, have their wisdom teeth removed.
As obesity keeps rising, more Americans are just giving up | The Los Angeles Times
It stands to reason that if you know you’re overweight or obese, and you know your extra pounds are unhealthy, that you’ve made a stab at losing weight. Right? Not so much anymore, new research shows.