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Health Headlines for Monday, April 9

5 big insurance issues in New York

City & State New York

Health insurance was a major target in state budget negotiations this year, including a proposed windfall tax on health insurers and a tax on health insurance conversions.

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Drug overdose deaths decline after years of steady increases

AP News

State health officials say the number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island declined in 2017 after years of steady increases.

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FDA worried drug was risky; now reports of deaths spark concern


Two years ago, Brendan Tyne pleaded with the Food and Drug Administration to approve a drug that he was hopeful could finally bring his mother some peace.

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Bill Of The Month: A Tale Of 2 CT Scanners — One Richer, One Poorer


Benjamin Hynden, a financial adviser in Fort Myers, Fla., hadn’t been feeling well for a few weeks last fall. He’d had pain and discomfort in his abdomen.

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