Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes
Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.
How Much Difference Will Eli Lilly’s Half-Price Insulin Make?
Eli Lilly released a half-price generic version of its own short-acting insulin. At $137.35 per vial, the generic insulin is priced at about the same level as Humalog was in 2012.
Americans Cross Border Into Mexico To Buy Insulin At A Fraction Of U.S. Cost
For one patient, a three-month supply of insulin is $3,700 in the U.S. versus $600 in Mexico. But is it legal?
Despite 1991 Ruling, Foes Of New Family Planning Rules See Law On Their Side
Lawyers seeking to block the Trump administration’s decision to alter rules for the Title X family planning program say their efforts will not be stymied by the Supreme Court’s approval of similar rules 28 years ago. They point to new protections enacted in the Affordable Care Act and language in funding bills that shifts the legal calculus.
Daily Edition for Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Good morning! Pharma executives are getting hauled in front of Congress today to face some tough questions about the high costs of drugs. They’re expected to point fingers at the rebate system in the corporate version of “don’t hate the player, hate the game.” More on that below, but first here are your top California health stories for the day.
A ‘Fountain Of Youth’ Pill? Sure, If You’re A Mouse.
The race for the cure to aging sparks hope and hype among top scientists — plus billions of dollars in investment.
Ideas To Curb Surprise Medical Bills Percolate With Rare Bipartisan Push
The recent declaration by President Donald Trump that taming unexpected medical bills would be a top priority for his administration echoed through the halls of Congress.
Desesperados, renuncian a la custodia de sus hijos para que reciban atención mental
Muchos padres toman esta terrible decisión para que sus hijos puedan recibir costosos tratamientos psiquiátricos. Qué está fallando.
To Get Mental Health Help For A Child, Desperate Parents Relinquish Custody
To get care for their 12-year-old son’s severe mental illness, Toni and Jim Hoy had to give up custody of him and allow the state of Illinois to care for him. It happens to hundreds, perhaps thousands of children each year. The exact number is unknown because two-thirds of states do not keep track.
White House Considers Diverting Billions In Storm, Wildfire Disaster Funding To Build Wall As Shutdown Continues
Administration officials are debating whether they could divert some of the $13.9 billion allocated for disaster aid without President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency. Media outlets offer looks on how the shutdown is impacting the country, from food safety inspections to domestic violence survivors to the clean up of superfund sites.