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Here is why white folks are fueling the opioid crisis, study says

The opioid crisis is at the center of a national disparity in how the public views and responds to drug addiction, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. The health care community funnels too many drugs to low-income white patients, triggering addiction, while people of color who… Read More »

Trump Zeroes In On Surprise Medical Bills In White House Chat With Patients, Experts

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump on Wednesday instructed administration officials to investigate how to prevent surprise medical bills, broadening his focus on drug prices to include other issues of price transparency in health care. Flanked by patients and other guests invited to the… Read More »

Is a God-fearing scientist the next casualty of the Trump White House?

Anti-abortion advocates want President Trump to fire Dr. Francis Collins, the wildly popular, Obama-appointed head of the government’s medical research agency. The calls to oust the National Institutes of Health director are coming to a head amid White House and congressional scrutiny over government-funded experiments that use parts of aborted fetuses. The prospect that the… Read More »