Tag Archives: U.S.

Three U.S. Airports to Check Passengers for a Deadly Chinese Coronavirus

Airports in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles will begin screening passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, for infection with a mysterious respiratory virus that has killed two people and sickened at least 45 overseas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday. Most people with the infection are believed to have contracted… Read More »

Healthcare spending rises to $3.6 trillion in the U.S., driven partly by health insurance tax

Healthcare spending in the U.S. hit a high-water mark of $ 3.6 trillion in 2018, rising at a rate of 4.6% — the same rate of increase found in 2016, and higher than the 4.2% rate in 2017. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Office of the Actuary, publishing in Health Affairs, found that… Read More »

Drinking-related liver disease and deaths on the rise in U.S.

(Reuters Health) – Americans today are expected to live shorter lives than just a few years ago, in contrast with trends seen in other developed nations, and rising deaths from alcohol-related liver disease may be partly to blame, researchers say. Analyzing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they found that U.S. deaths… Read More »

Primary Care Is Integral To Improving U.S. Healthcare, But Is Falling Further Behind – Forbes

In this April 9, 2019 photo, Dr. Megan Mahoney, left, examines patient Consuelo Castaneda at the Stanford Family Medicine office in Stanford, Calif. Rapidly evolving technology and a surge in options like walk-in clinics or urgent care centers are creating many new front doors to healthcare instead of one main opening through the doctor’s office.… Read More »

Can psychedelics treat anorexia, depression? U.S. scientists get millions to find out

Since childhood, Rachael Petersen had lived with an unexplainable sense of grief that no drug or talk therapy could entirely ease. So in 2017 she volunteered for a small clinical trial at Johns Hopkins University that was testing psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, for chronic depression. “I was so depressed,” Petersen, 29, said… Read More »

GSK poaches Merck KGaA exec to replace departing U.S. pharma president Bailey

GlaxoSmithKline has seen plenty of changes across its executive ranks over the last couple of years as CEO Emma Walmsley took the helm, but they’re still coming. Monday, the company said Jack Bailey, its U.S. pharma president and a veteran at the drugmaker, would step down at the end of the year. He’ll be succeeded… Read More »

U.S. federal court delays adoption of healthcare rule on abortion

FILE PHOTO – A imaging table inside the Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood St. Louis Region, Missouri’s sole abortion clinic, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its opponents in a California lawsuit agreed on Friday to delay… Read More »

No provisions in USMCA to change U.S. pharmaceutical patent laws: Lighthizer

(Reuters) – The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement has no provisions that would force changes to U.S. laws with respect to pharmaceutical companies, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Tuesday. “To the extent that a member (of Congress) thinks anything in here will stop you from changing laws, then we have to correct that,” Lighthizer said… Read More »

U.S. sues to block Philadelphia safe drug-injection site

(Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday said it had filed a lawsuit seeking to stop a nonprofit in Philadelphia from opening what could become the nation’s first supervised drug-injection site in an effort aimed at addressing opioid abuse. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Philadelphia, follows warnings by the Justice Department under… Read More »