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Health Headlines for October 18, 2021

This arthritis drug cost $198 in 2008. Now it’s more than $10,000


As federal lawmakers continue to waver on drug price reforms, Indocin is another example of how nothing prevents drug companies from hiking prices at will.

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Experts urge booster shot ASAP for Johnson & Johnson vaccine

NY Post

Experts are urging those who received the J&J vaccine to get the booster shot as soon as possible after a new study showed a drop in its effectiveness during the Delta variant surge.

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The state road to universal single payer health care

Jacobin (Opinion)

Single Payer supporters argue that since a national Medicare for All bill has gained no traction, they should focus their efforts on the state level.

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Medical costs rose only a little last month


The cost of medical care in the New York–New Jersey area just barely increased last month, according to the latest from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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