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STAT Plus: Lawmakers ask HHS for greater oversight of patient assistance programs

20 hours ago   |   STAT

Amid ongoing concern about the use of patient assistance programs by the pharmaceutical industry, two lawmakers want the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human...
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Revamped, bipartisan Senate package takes aim at drug prices - and props up other health programs, too

21 hours ago   |   STAT

WASHINGTON - Leaders of a key Senate committee unveiled a new version of a sweeping, bipartisan drug pricing bill Friday, and they've devised a novel plan to get it signed into...
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U.S. flu season off to its earliest start in more than 15 years

1 day ago   |   STAT

NEW YORK - The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to sp
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Opinion: Cutting 700,000 Americans from SNAP will increase health costs

1 day ago   |   STAT

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is our nation's first line of defense against food insecurity. It's a lifeline that can provide enough food for all household...
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Families are reeling after FDA rejects therapy for kids born without a thymus gland

1 day ago   |   STAT

When Charlie Luckesen turned 2 the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, his family celebrated with a golden balloon nearly twice his height, a construction-paper banner that spelled...
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Measures to reduce air pollution quickly result in big health benefits

1 day ago   |   New Scientist

A review of evidence from around the world shows that reducing air pollution in homes, cities or countries has a dramatic effect on health almost immediately
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STAT Plus: Bribing doctors in India is allegedly a widespread practice

1 day ago   |   STAT

Seeking to juice profits, some Indian drug makers bribe doctors with credit cards, free trips, interest payments on car loans, advisory board fees, and women who provide...
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Gates Foundation CEO Susan Desmond-Hellmann to step down

1 day ago   |   STAT   |   2 articles

Sue Desmond-Hellmannn is stepping down as CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest funder of biomedical research. In a statement, she cited health and...
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Tufts will scour Sackler name from its medical campus, in rebuff of family that controls Purdue Pharma

1 day ago   |   STAT

Tufts University will strip the Sackler name from a graduate school, buildings, and health programs - one of the most dramatic rebuffs so far of the family that controls...
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Expert reaction to study looking at time-restricted eating and weight loss in people with metabolic syndrome

1 day ago   |   Science Media Centre

Research, published in Cell Metabolism , reports that time-restricted eating may have benefits for people at risk of developing diabetes and other severe health issues. Prof...
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ISS news: Rebooted CIMON-2 floating robot returns to International Space Station

ISS news: Rebooted CIMON-2 floating robot returns to International Space Station

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NASA investigates mysterious activity on nearby asteroid that left top...

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Archeology news: Ancient Celtic shield discovery hailed ‘most important find...

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First look at Ghostbusters: Afterlife starring Captain Marvel's Mckenna Grace

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ULA rehearses countdown for first Starliner launch on Atlas 5 rocket

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United Launch Alliance fueled an Atlas 5 rocket Friday at Cape Canaveral's Complex 41 launch pad during a countdown dress rehearsal with Boeing's Starliner spacecraft. Credit... Read more ...