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Health Headlines for Monday, May 14

Medical Mystery: Something Happened to U.S. Health Spending After 1980

New York Times

The United States devotes a lot more of its economic resources to health care than any other nation, and yet its health care outcomes aren’t better for it.

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Trump’s plan to bring down drug prices takes small steps

CBS News

President Donald Trump’s long-promised plan to bring down drug prices would mostly spare the pharmaceutical industry he previously accused of “getting away with murder.”

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New York’s hospitals are sick: We could use an injection of competition

New York Daily News

New Yorkers who take for granted that their hospitals are top-notch — or good, or even just so-so — should think again. The data suggest otherwise.

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Editorial: An opioid crisis we can solve

Albany Times Union

That America has an opioid crisis is obvious. The causes are, too. And in large measure, so are the solutions.

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NY Political Watch: Poll finds 90% believe opioids most insidious health crisis

Olean Times Herald

Ninety percent of New Yorkers agree that the opioid crisis is more insidious than previous public health crises, as overdosing on some opioids, including heroin and fentanyl, is killing people at previously unheard of rates, according to a Siena College Research Institute poll.

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Telehealth could replace doctor visits in major cities, amid a primary care physician shortage


If you need to see a doctor, you’d better plan ahead.

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