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Health Headlines for Tuesday, April 10

The Cost of Cures

Empire Center

A surge in overall spending on prescription drugs in recent years, coupled with high prices for new medications and rising prices for many existing ones, has caused widespread concern among insurers, consumers and government officials.

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Cancer drug choices tied to drugmaker payouts to doctors


Some oncologists may be more likely to prescribe certain cancer medicines when they receive payments from the companies that make these drugs, a U.S. study suggests.

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Insuring the future

City & State New York

The insurance industry doesn’t have a reputation for disruption and innovation, but that may be changing.

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Cuomo Loots A Catholic Charity

Wall Street Journal(Subscription Required)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a disturbing new way to raise revenue: using government muscle to squeeze private organizations into “voluntarily” writing billion-dollar checks. That’s what he did to Fidelis Care, a nonprofit health plan affiliated with the Catholic Church, and its would-be buyer, Centene Corp.

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Obamacare’s Very Stable Genius

New York Times

Front pages continue, understandably, to be dominated by the roughly 130,000 scandals currently afflicting the Trump administration.

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