• FDA approves first drug for postpartum depression. The first drug for women suffering postpartum depression received federal approval on Tuesday, a move likely to pave the way for a wave of treatments to address a debilitating condition that is the most
  • Consumer protection wanes under Trump, reports find. Tasked with protecting Americans against harmful financial practices, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken a less aggressive approach under the Trump administration, according to a pair of new reports. Overall enforcement activity has
  • Trump taps Cancer Institute head as acting FDA chief. The Trump administration on Tuesday said National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director Ned Sharpless will serve as acting chief of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when current Commissioner Scott Gottlieb steps down. Gottlieb abruptly announced
  • Uber settles drivers’ lawsuit for $20 million. Uber on Monday settled a long-running legal battle with drivers in California and Massachusetts who wanted the ride-hailing company to recognize them as employees, agreeing to pay the drivers $20 million but not changing their status
  • Trump's proposed budget cuts include Medicaid, and Medicare (Chinese). 川普總統11日向國會提出數額創紀錄的4兆7500億元預算計畫,要求為2020年度增加軍事開支,並大肆削減白卡醫保福利,與教育和環保等內政計畫經費;民主黨國會領袖指此預算提議如同「對美國中產階級要害的重擊」。
  • On Disability and on Facebook? Uncle Sam is watching. The Trump administration has been quietly working on a proposal to use social media like Facebook and Twitter to help identify people who claim Social Security disability benefits without actually being disabled. If, for example,
  • How federal disaster money favors the rich. Disasters are becoming more common in America. In the early and mid-20th century, fewer than 20 percent of U.S. counties experienced a disaster each year. Today, it's about 50 percent.  And those disasters


  • Doctors and racial bias: still a long way to go. The racist photo in the medical school yearbook page of Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia has probably caused many physicians to re-examine their past. We hope we are better today, but the research
  • Drug executives grilled in Senate over high prices. Top pharmaceutical executives lined up at a Senate hearing Tuesday and expressed deep compassion for patients suffering from disease. They decried high co-payments that shock consumers at the pharmacy counter. They denounced rebates 
  • Congreso inicia audiencia sobre precios de drogas. Senadores interrogaron el martes a los directores generales de siete grandes laboratorios farmacéuticos sobre los altos precios de los medicamentos que son una carga financiera para los programas Medicare y Medicaid y para
  • Mejora tu relación con tu médico. Son muchos los estudios que sugieren que tener una buena relación con tu médico es importante para tu salud. Por ejemplo, una investigación publicada en Plos One en 2017 encontr

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