Medi-Cal

To Save On Medi-Cal Costs, A Bid To Help Homeless Patients With Rent Money

Helping homeless Medi-Cal patients afford shelter could curb their frequent emergency room visits and save California millions of dollars a year, state housing and health care advocates say. California lawmakers are considering a measure to devote an...
C-section

One More Woman Dies After C-section

Officials say Tuesday’s death is not like those that occurred last week A woman who underwent C-section at Niloufer Hospital on Monday died of complications on Tuesday. The woman, Rajitha, a resident of Malkajigiri, was rushed...

With Drug Costs In Crosshairs, Health Firms Gave Generously To Trump’s Inauguration

Facing acute risks to their businesses from Washington policymakers, health companies spent more than $2 million to buy access to the incoming Trump administration via candlelight dinners, black-tie balls and other inauguration events, new...
PhRMA

Nonprofit Linked To PhRMA Rolls Out Campaign To Block Drug Imports

A nonprofit organization that has orchestrated a wide-reaching campaign against foreign drug imports has deep ties to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, the powerhouse lobbying group that includes Eli Lilly, Pfizer...
Veterans Affairs Health Scandals

Trump Set To Extend Flawed ‘Fix’ For Veterans Affairs Health Scandals

It was a “fix” that didn’t fix much — but Veterans Choice is expected to be extended anyway, with a stroke of President Donald Trump’s pen that could come as early as Wednesday. Veterans Choice...
california hospitals

California Hospitals Lose Ground In Quality Of Care

Nearly half of California hospitals received a grade of C or lower for patient safety on a national report card aimed at prodding medical centers to do more to prevent injuries and deaths. The Leapfrog...
Hepatitis C harvoni

Kids With Hepatitis C Get New Drugs And Coverage May Prove Easier Than For...

With the approval this month of two drugs to treat hepatitis C in children, these often overlooked victims of the opioid epidemic have a better chance at a cure. Kids may have an easier time...
Senator Chuck Grassley

Senator Chuck Grassley Demands Scrutiny Of Medicare Advantage Plans

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wants federal health officials to tighten scrutiny of private Medicare Advantage health plans amid ongoing concern that insurers overbill the government by billions of dollars every year. Senator Chuck Grassley, the influential chairman...
medicines

700 medicines made affordable for poor: PM

‘We’ll ensure that doctors prescribe only generic medicines’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Central government had fixed prices for 700 medicines for the benefit of the people as part of a comprehensive...
gop health plan

Florida Congressman Draws Jeers At Home For Backing Failed GOP Health Care Plan

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. — A Republican congressman who in 2010 lost both legs after stepping on a roadside bomb in Afghanistan told an occasionally raucous town hall meeting here that he supports his party’s push to...