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The HHS Secretary bought stock in companies that stood to benefit from legislation he voted for and sponsored as a Georgia congressman.
Research institutions that stand to lose the most include UCSF, Stanford University and UC San Diego. Total NIH funding for the University of California system reached nearly $2 billion in fiscal year 2016.
A cholesterol-lowering drug called Repatha cuts the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart-related death by 20 percent, according to a new study.
Republican leaders say that to dismantle Obamacare it will take not just the bill now being debated in the House, but also regulatory changes and other bills to come later. Some party members say that plan is not realistic.
Brushing aside a political climate that favors federal cuts in health care spending, advocates for oral health are pushing to expand Medicare to provide America’s elderly with dental benefits.
Marathon, maker of an expensive treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, sells the drug for $140 million in cash and stock to PTC Therapeutics.
A provision in the 2010 health law required these hospitals to justify their tax exemption by demonstrating involvement in community health. Repeal, replace or repair could stall that momentum.
Researchers, who detail the women’s experiences in the New England Journal of Medicine, say it exposes the need for better regulation of clinical trials.
Federal officials said 12.2 million people signed up for plans this year on the health law’s marketplaces, down slightly from 2016.
A state with integrated systems for end-of-life care offers better treatment for the seriously ill, according to a new study.