House Committee Leaders Target Medicare Part D With Draft Legislation To Lower Drug Costs

“Already this Congress, our committees have held several hearings with patients and experts from across the political spectrum to discuss options to lower prescription drug prices,” the bipartisan group of House lawmakers said. “Universally these witnesses agreed that Medicare Part D can and should be improved to cap out-of-pocket spending, and lower costs both for…

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USC Gynecologist Still Wasn’t Fired After Experts Told School He May Be Preying On Asian Students And Showing Signs Of ‘Psychopathy’

University of Southern California administrators hired a team of medical experts after it received complaints against longtime campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall. Despite the subsequent damning report, he wasn’t fired. Instead, USC’s lawyers arranged a secret deal with Tyndall that allowed him to leave his post with a substantial financial payout and a pristine professional…

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New York Considers Eyes New Rules For Hospitals To Prevent Rapid Spread Of Deadly Drug-Resistant Fungus

Screening requirements for hospitals and nursing homes can be costly and time-consuming, but state officials say they are determined to stop Candida auris, a fungus of mysterious origin that has been quietly spreading around the world since it was first identified in 2009. In other public health news: cancer, autism, superbugs, genital cutting, black lung,…

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