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Emergency room patients routinely overcharged, study finds | Science Daily
Adult patients are charged on average 340% more than the amount Medicare reimburses for various services, according to an analysis of billing records from more than 12,000 emergency medicine physicians in the U.S.
Being transgender in America may be hazardous to your health, study shows | Los Angeles Times
Health disparities abound between transgender and cisgender people in the U.S., according to new research that finds that the transgender people interviewed for the report tended to be more overweight, more depressed, and with more cognitive difficulties than the cisgender people interviewed.
The U.S. Army plans to exclusively license Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. to make and sell an Army-developed Zika vaccine, a move that has some worried that the drug company will make the drug unaffordable.
Mallinckrodt Plc is considering selling its generic drug unit, further steering the company away from generic drugs and towards branded specialty pharmaceuticals.
Beacon Health System reports breach from employee snooping | Health Data Management
A Beacon Health System employee accessed, without permission, patient emergency department records for three years. Patients' social security numbers, diagnoses, chief complaints, and other information were exposed; Beacon Health System is now providing those patients a year of identity monitoring and identity restoration.
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Kansas lawmakers OK new abortion rule with font requirement | The Washington Post
Under a new bill, not only would Kansas abortion providers have to give doctors' histories to their patients, but they'd have to do so in a very specific way: on white paper in text that's black, 12-point Times New Roman—two points larger than the size text the Kansas legislature uses to print its bills.
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