The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of...
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a steep increase in fatal drug overdoses involving teenagers ages 15 - 19 since 2015 after years of decline. Deaths from fatal drug overdoses...
Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:13 AM CDT
Overdoses on the Road: Drugged Driving Rises as a Menace
An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving....
Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 03:26 PM CDT
Arkansas Can Block Planned Parenthood Money: Federal Court
A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an...
Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 01:45 PM CDT
If Trump Cuts Obamacare Subsidies, Premiums Will Spike: CBO
The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare premiums will increase by 20 percent next year and by 25 percent in 2020 — if President Donald Trump ends key federal subsidies to the program.
The CBO report...
Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 01:25 PM CDT
Apple, Aetna Meeting to Bring Apple Watch to Aetna: Sources
Apple and Aetna held secret meetings last week to bring Apple's health- and fitness-tracking device, Apple Watch, to Aetna customers, according to three sources who spoke with CNBC.
Aetna, which covers an...
Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 07:32 AM CDT
A Stronger Medicaid Emerges From GOP Health Overhaul Debate
Medicaid, a 1960s Great Society pillar long reviled by conservatives, seems to have emerged even stronger after the Republican failure to pass health overhaul legislation.
The federal-state health insurance...
Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 12:50 PM CDT
Student Seeking Paramedic Internship Saves Choking Man
A man who started choking in a coffeehouse was saved by a California State University, Sacramento student who was waiting to interview for a paramedic internship.
Coastal Peaks Coffee owner Mike Knight tells...
An online eye exam that you can take on a computer, in the comfort of your home. Seems like the perfect solution for busy people who may not have time to see the eye doctor. Yet, the increasingly popular...
Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 10:16 AM CDT
5 Die After Being Fitted With Obesity Devices, FDA Says
At least five people have died after receiving gastric balloons to help them lose weight, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
It’s unclear whether the balloons or the surgery to implant them could...