Longer Looks: How A DEA Agent Took Down A Fentanyl Ring; Hunger, Addiction And Homelessness On Methadone Mile

Each week, KHN finds interesting reads from around the Web. The New York Times: The China…

Viewpoints: Pros, Cons Emerging In Debates About Medicare For All Vs. Everything Else; Imagine Other Ways To Do This Without Raising Taxes

Editorial writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. Bloomberg: Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare For…

No Matter How Successful They Are, Drugs With Million-Dollar Price Tags Are Unsustainable, CMS Chief Says

CMS Administrator Seema Verma spoke of her concerns about drugs that cost upwards of $2 million.…

State Highlights: 1,400 New Pharmacists Sidelined In California Over Cheating Scandal Surrounding Exam; Troubled VA Hospital In Atlanta Takes Steps To Improve Services

Media outlets report on news from California, Georgia, North Carolina, Michigan, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Missouri, and…

What’s Behind Rise Of STDS Among Young People?: Epidemic Alarms Health Officials As Prevention Funding Drops

CDC officials say they’re not sure why younger people who are having less sex are acquiring…

Despite Intense Scrutiny, Doctors Still Receiving Astronomical Sums From Drug and Medical Device Companies

An analysis by ProPublica reveals that more than 2,500 physicians received at least half a million…

In Latest Round Of Legal Woes, Johnson & Johnson Agrees To $117M Multi-State Settlement Over Pelvic Mesh Products

Numerous women who had the once-popular, hammock-like devices implanted claim they caused severe pain, bleeding, infections…

As Border Patrol Agents Become A Common Feature At Hospitals, Medical Professionals Struggle To Preserve Patients’ Rights

Earlier this year, the agency that oversees Border Patrol said its agents averaged 69 trips to…

In High-Stakes Move Before Opioid Case Goes To Trial, Judge Summons CEOs To Eleventh-Hour Talks With Plaintiffs

Judge Dan Polster, who is overseeing the nationwide opioid case against drug companies and distributors for…

Juul Temporarily Halts Online Sales Of Flavored E-Cigarettes, But Critics Say That’s Far From Enough

Data shows “that 64 percent of high school e-cigarette users now use mint or menthol flavors…