Health Headlines for October 18, 2021

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

Axios

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

Crain’s

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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