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Health Headlines for Tuesday, November 28

Heated And Deep-Pocketed Battle Erupts Over 340B Drug Discount Program

Washington Post

A 25-year-old federal drug discount program has grown so big and controversial that it faces a fight for survival as federal officials and lawmakers furiously debate the program’s reach.

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How Opioids Started Killing Americans


A huge study of the epidemic’s acceleration shows most deaths began with a prescription.

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Parents Are Not Liable For Medical Debts Of Adult Children On Shared Insurance

Kaiser Health News

Are parents responsible for adult children’s medical debts?

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Choice and the Insurance Mandate

New York Times

A key part of the Senate tax bill is repeal of the individual health insurance mandate.

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Cost of pneumococcal vaccine keeps rising

USA Today

Every November, like clockwork, she gets the same letter, said Lindsay Irvin, a pediatrician in San Antonio.

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Should Hospitals Be Punished For Post-Surgical Patients’ Opioid Addiction?


In April this year, Katie Herzog checked into a Boston teaching hospital for what turned out to be a nine-hour-long back surgery.

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