Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Study says Trump moves trigger health premium jumps for 2018

Actions by the Trump administration are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many people, according to a nonpartisan study.

Are pain pill companies dominating the conversation and controlling the epidemic?

For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages touting prescription painkillers' vital role in the lives of millions of Americans, creating an echo chamber that has quietly derailed efforts to curb U.S. consumption of the drugs, which accounts for two-thirds of the world's usage.

What the latest health overhaul push means for consumers

Only one thing is certain for insurance shoppers if the latest attempt to replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law succeeds: Uncertainty. Will you be able to get coverage? How much will it cost? Will it cover my conditions?

A CDC ban on ‘fetus’ and ‘transgender?’ Experts alarmed

Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation’s top public health agency are being told not to use certain words or phrases in official budget documents, including “fetus,” ″transgender” and “science-based.”

Georgia continues to lag in maternal mortality rates

Georgia actually ranks near the bottom when it comes to the health of mothers during childbirth...and has for a very long time.

Opioid addiction treatments face off in US trial

The first U.S. study to compare two treatments for opioid addiction finds a monthly shot works as well as a daily drug to prevent relapse.

Medical students in limbo as young immigrant program ends

DACA gives protection to about 800,000 immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and who otherwise would lack legal permission to be in the country. The immigrants must meet strict criteria to receive two-year permits that shield them from deportation and allow them to work.

1st trial date set in state lawsuit over opioid epidemic

The first trial date has been set for a lawsuit by a state against pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic.

Anthem will turn to CVS after troubled Express Scripts deal

Anthem has found a new partner to help run prescription drug coverage after the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer’s rocky relationship with Express Scripts ends.

How does one get a medical cannabis oil card in Georgia?

How do you get a medical cannabis card? Is it hard? Is there a lot of paperwork? Is it expensive? We looked into it.