Democrats avoided infighting during a hearing on prescription drug prices Wednesday, a positive sign for the passage of a bill recently introduced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Members of the Energy and Commerce subcommittee heard testimony from Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson, among others.
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As opioids continue to claim hundreds of lives a month in Maryland, treatment advocates, politicians and others are making another push to permit drug use in certain places where it can be monitored and people can get connected to programs that address their addictions. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman is featured.
The sharp decline in childhood mortality reflects work by governments and international aid groups to fight child poverty and the diseases that are most lethal to poor children: neonatal disorders, pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria. Faculty Associate Li Liu is quoted.
To curb the death toll of the opioid epidemic, it will require drug-use prevention and the treatment of addiction — both long mainstays of the public-health response to substance abuse. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman is quoted.
Drug prices, long a concern, are drawing new scrutiny now with the advent of cutting-edge medicines that can be life-changing — but that come with eye-popping price tags. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.
Washington Adventist Hospital is moving from its birthplace in Takoma Park to a $400 million campus in White Oak on Sunday, ending more than a decade of protracted, sometimes contentious negotiations about the future of the 112 year-old institution. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is featured.
In an area where average emergency room claims reached 842% of Medicare rates, residents of a Colorado county found relief by joining forces and negotiating prices directly with the local hospital. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.
Every 16 hours, a woman in the United States is fatally shot by a current or former partner. Intimate partner homicide is one of the leading causes of death for women in the country, with nearly half of all murdered women killed by a partner. Faculty Associate Jacquelyn Campbell is mentioned.
Drug prices just keep rising – at five times the rate of inflation. the bipartisan measure would add an out-of -pocket maximum for Medicare beneficiaries and force companies to pay money back if their prices rise above inflation. Faculty Associate Gerard Andersonis quoted.
California and other Democrat-led states are defending the Affordable Care Act, who fear its consumer protections and insurance expansions could be wiped out in a moment. They’ve stepped up to defend the law because President Trump’s Justice Department is refusing to do so — even though a decision overturning the law would create a logistical and […]