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Health Headlines for September 27, 2022

CDC no longer recommends universal masking in health facilities
The Hill

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer recommends universal masking in health care settings, unless the facilities are in areas of high COVID-19 transmission.

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Patients face service cuts at upstate NY hospitals as costs skyrocket

About 50 hospitals warned that health care service cuts will unfold in the coming year − unless their finances improve or government relief is provided, according to a new survey.

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High drug prices have no correlation to money spent in R&D, study finds
Times of San Diego

An international team of researchers evaluated whether high R&D costs explain high drug prices in the United States, but they found no link between the two.

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Monkeypox appears to recede, but risks and uncertainties linger
The New York Times

As of Friday, there were nearly 25,000 cases of monkeypox in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The United States accounts for nearly 40 percent of the global tally.

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Zeldin, vowing to cut taxes, wants to assess Medicaid program
State of Politics

New York has one of the costliest Medicaid programs in the country, which provides health care for low-income residents, and is by the far the costliest item in the state budget.

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