Healthcare Policy

U.S. to consider expanding Medicare drug price negotiation

U.S. to consider expanding Medicare drug price negotiation

Published 14/05/2018

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering expanding Medicare’s ability to negotiate the cost of drugs by giving private payers a role in [more…]

Even one drink a day linked to lower life expectancy

Even one drink a day linked to lower life expectancy

Published 03/05/2018

(Reuters Health) - Even light drinkers who enjoy a single beer or glass of wine every night may still be more likely to die prematurely [more…]

Face masks available to consumers may be ineffective against air…

Face masks available to consumers may be ineffective against air…

Published 03/05/2018

(Reuters Health) - Face masks available to consumers in China for protection against air pollution vary widely in their real-world performance, suggests a recent study. [more…]

New York City’s window guard policy tied to fewer falls and deaths

New York City’s window guard policy tied to fewer falls and deaths

Published 26/04/2018

(Reuters Health) - New York City’s window guard rule, which requires building owners to install window-limiting devices in apartments with children under age 10, has [more…]

Trauma centers serving vulnerable patients on shaky financial ground

Trauma centers serving vulnerable patients on shaky financial ground

Published 26/04/2018

(Reuters Health) - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been good for the financial health of Level 1 trauma centers in hospitals that serve vulnerable [more…]

Enforcement of Kentucky abortion law suspended pending ruling

Enforcement of Kentucky abortion law suspended pending ruling

Published 14/04/2018

(Reuters) - Kentucky state officials have agreed to hold off enforcing a new law that bans a common abortion procedure from the 11th week of [more…]

China to remove tariffs on imported cancer drugs from May 1: state…

China to remove tariffs on imported cancer drugs from May 1: state…

Published 12/04/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will remove import tariffs on cancer drugs from May 1, state media reported on Thursday, citing a meeting of the State [more…]

Uninsured struggle to obtain, afford doctor appointments

Uninsured struggle to obtain, afford doctor appointments

Published 12/04/2018

(Reuters Health) - Without some kind of health insurance, getting an appointment with a primary care doctor, and being able to pay in full or [more…]

As cancer drug prices climb, value not keeping pace

As cancer drug prices climb, value not keeping pace

Published 12/04/2018

(Reuters Health) - The cost of new anti-cancer drugs increased more than five-fold from 2006 to 2015, but a new analysis suggests that cancer patients [more…]

Hope trundles into remote hamlets on India’s hospital train

Hope trundles into remote hamlets on India’s hospital train

Published 12/04/2018

JALORE, India (Reuters) - Bhawri Devi, an illiterate Indian laborer, thought she was dying when she started to lose her hearing last month. She went [more…]