FDA Makes Major Approval for Frostbite Treatment Drug

Being outdoors in the winter means you might be safe from heat stroke, but there’s a bevy of other potential risks to consider, especially if your skin is exposed. Frostbite can lead to serious injury and even possible amputation if left untreated. Luckily, if you find yourself in this situation, there’s a drug that can … Read more

Despite Pharma Claims, Illicit Drug Shipments to US Aren’t Full of Opioids. It’s Generic Viagra.

For years, the FDA has defended its efforts to intercept prescription drugs coming from abroad by mail as necessary to keep out dangerous opioids, including fentanyl. The pharmaceutical industry frequently cites such concerns in its battle to stymie numerous proposals in Washington to allow Americans to buy drugs from Canada and other countries where prices … Read more

March Medicaid Madness

The Host Julie Rovner KHN @jrovner Read Julie’s stories. Julie Rovner is chief Washington correspondent and host of KHN’s weekly health policy news podcast, “What the Health?” A noted expert on health policy issues, Julie is the author of the critically praised reference book “Health Care Politics and Policy A to Z,” now in its … Read more

One Texas Judge Will Decide Fate of Abortion Pill Used by Millions of American Women

AMARILLO, Texas — Federal judges in Texas have delivered time and again for abortion opponents. They upheld a state law that allows for $10,000 bounties to be placed on anyone who helps a woman get an abortion; ruled that someone opposed to abortion based on religious beliefs can block a federal program from providing birth … Read more