Viewpoints: Get Behind Doctors’ Advice About Reducing Carnage Caused By Guns; New Exercise Guidelines Lack Muscle

Posted on Nov 14, 2018

Editorial pages focus on these public health topics and others.

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Perspectives: Requiring Pharma To Include Prices In Ads Sounds Nice, But It’s Likely To Do More Harm Than Good

Posted on Nov 14, 2018

Read recent commentaries about drug-cost issues.

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The Record Number Of New Drugs That Emerged In 1990s Helped Drive Prices Up To Current Eye-Popping Figures

Posted on Nov 14, 2018

News outlets report on stories related to pharmaceutical pricing.

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State Highlights: Leaders At A Mass. Hospital Apologize To Widower Of Woman Who Died Outside The ER; Blue Cross To Pump $10M Into Texas To Improve Rural Health

Posted on Nov 14, 2018

Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, Texas, New Hampshire, Missouri, North Carolina, Florida, California, Hawaii and Ohio.

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Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades For Delaware, D.C., North Dakota Are Worst Among 2,600 Facilities

Posted on Nov 14, 2018

While hospitals in Texas, New Jersey, Oregon, Virginia, and Massachusetts have the the highest percentage of "A" graded hospitals. Leapfrog grades are based on 28 factors, including responsiveness of staff, doctor procedures and outcome measures.

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Cause Of Polio-Like Illness In Children Continues To Stump Experts Even As Dozens Of More Cases Emerge

Posted on Nov 14, 2018

“What we do know is that these patients had fever and respiratory symptoms three to 10 days before their limb weakness," CDC's Dr. Nancy Messonnier said. "And we know that it’s the season where lots of people have fever and respiratory symptoms. What we need to sort out is what is the trigger for the [acute flaccid myelitis].”

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NRA Tweet Opens Floodgate Of Doctors Sharing First-Hand Experience With Gun Violence

Posted on Nov 14, 2018

“I see no one from the @nra next to me in the trauma bay as I have cared for victims of gun violence for the past 25 years,” one doctor wrote in response to NRA's suggestion. “THAT must be MY lane. COME INTO MY LANE. Tell one mother her child is dead with me, then we can talk.”

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Oregon Releases People Found Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity More Quickly Than Nearly Every Other State

Posted on Nov 14, 2018

A ProPublica investigation shines a light on Oregon's unique process of reviewing the cases of defendants found not guilty by reason of insanity. About 35 percent of the people in that category were charged with new crimes within three years of being freed by state officials.

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Hundreds Of Californians Still Missing As Death Toll Rises To 48 In State’s Most Destructive Fire

Posted on Nov 14, 2018

“It’s just earthshaking for all of us, you know?” said Chico resident Tammy Mezera. Other news on the fires report on the searches for victims, the technology being used to identify the dead, closures caused by poor air quality and the expected impact on everyone's pocketbooks.

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Local Ties In Suit Against Opioid Manufacturer Makes Case Personal For New Jersey Officials

Posted on Nov 14, 2018

The Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that New Jersey says minimized the risks of opioid addiction in its marketing messages is based in the state. “It is especially troubling that so much of the alleged misconduct took place right here in our own backyard,”said Gurbir Grewal, the New Jersey attorney general, at a news conference announcing the legal action. “New Jersey’s pharmaceutical industry is the envy of the world, with a long history of developing vital, lifesaving drugs. But we cannot turn a blind eye when a New Jersey company like Janssen violates our laws and threatens the lives of our residents.” Meanwhile, Naloxone can be a lifesaving drug, but not all pharmacies are on board with offering it. News on the epidemic comes out of Oregon, Kansas, New Hampshire and California, as well.

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