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Los Angeles Fire Department officials deliver testing kits to a waiting motorists at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site in Elysian Park, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Officials say hand-washing and keeping a safe social distance are priorities in battling the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Analysis: Get Ready For The Vaccine — They’re Never Simple

If there is a silver lining to the flawed U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic, it is this: The relatively high number of new...
Kaiser Health News

Drugmakers Tout COVID-19 Vaccines To Refurbish Their Public Image

Johnson & Johnson researchers working on a vaccine against the coronavirus are “just like the heroes in the hospitals” fighting to save patients, J&J...

Persiguiendo el esquivo sueño de una cura para COVID-19

SOBRE NOTICIAS EN ESPAÑOL Noticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad...

Chasing The Elusive Dream Of A COVID Cure

Although scientists and stock markets have celebrated the approval for emergency use of remdesivir to treat COVID-19, a cure for the disease that has...

Listen: A New Hope In The Battle Against COVID-19

Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, participated in the Friday news roundup on “1A,” a program of WAMU and NPR. The...

Amid Pandemic, FDA Seizes Cheaper Drugs From Canada

JUPITER, Fla. — The Food and Drug Administration in the past month has stepped up seizures of prescription drugs being sent to American customers...
Kaiser Health News

Why Hoarding Of Hydroxychloroquine Needs To Stop

A family of old antimalarial drugs — including one that some patients rely on to treat their lupus or rheumatoid arthritis — is becoming...
NASA

Mask Shortage Straps Pharmacists Who Need Them To Keep Medicines Pure

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Pharmacy staff who prepare IV drugs inside hospitals are the latest health...
In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, photo, a medical worker records down a patient's condition at Jinyintan Hospital designated for new coronavirus infected patients, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China reported thousands new virus cases and more deaths in its update Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 on a disease outbreak that has caused milder illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities. (Chinatopix via AP)

As The Coronavirus Spreads, Americans Lose Ground Against Other Health Threats

For much of the 20th century, medical progress seemed limitless. Antibiotics revolutionized the care of infections. Vaccines turned deadly childhood diseases into distant memories. Americans...
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a campaign event, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Davenport, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Scalpels Out: Democrats Make Slashing Attacks On Health Care Plans

Top contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination torched one another’s proposals to reform the health care system Wednesday, as the contest to unify behind...
Kaiser Health News

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Live from D.C. With Rep. Donna Shalala

<br /> Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins in October proposes...

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Happy Friday! In news that is technically really good and exciting but is also kind of icky: yarn made from human skin could eventually...
Kaiser Health News

More Resources — Check These Fact Checks From Previous Trump Health Care Claims

Polling consistently shows that health care is a top concern for voters as the 2020 presidential election approaches. It’s not a surprise,...
Kaiser Health News

On Drug Pricing, The President’s Numbers Are Still Off

During the 2020 State of the Union address, President Donald Trump zeroed in on prescription drug prices, arguing that his administration is “taking on...
Elizabeth Warren

Warren Is Right. Presidents Have The Power To Bypass Congress On Drug Pricing.

On the presidential primary campaign trail in Iowa, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) brought out a favorite talking point: ways the president can bring down...
Gavin Newsom - Photographer: Gage Skidmore

For 2020, California Goes Big On Health Care

California is known for progressive everything, including its health care policies, and, just a few weeks into 2020, state leaders aren’t disappointing. The politicians’ health...
Bernie Sanders & Wife

Sanders Targets Health Industry’ Profits. Are His Figures Right?

At the January Democratic debate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders zeroed in on the question of profits in the health care industry. Under “Medicare for All,”...
Oxycodone Prescription Bottle with Pills Spilling Out. - Photographer: Cindy Shebley

Effort To Control Opioids In An ER Leaves Some Sickle Cell Patients In Pain

<br /> This story is part of a partnership that includes WABE, NPR and Kaiser Health News.  India Hardy has lived with pain since she was...

Readers And Tweeters: More Than Two Sides To Every Story

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full...
San Ysidro Border Crossing- photographer: Phil Konstantin

Border Fight: Trump’s Plan To Import Cheaper Drugs From Canada Faces Hurdles

In a historic shift, the federal government Wednesday proposed allowing states to import drugs from Canada. Officials said they believe it can be done...
Pill Box - Everystockphoto: Photographer joguldi

Warren’s Argument That Millions Can’t Afford Their Rx Drugs Holds Up

Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News During a heated exchange over health reform during the December Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren turned to...
Pill Box - Everystockphoto: Photographer joguldi

In The Fight For Money For The Opioid Crisis, Will The Youngest Victims Be...

Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio Babies born to mothers who used opioids during pregnancy represent one of the most distressing legacies of an opioid epidemic...

This Story Contains A Warning That Might Cause Alarm — Or Apathy

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Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). For more than a decade, Raymond Ho has answered calls for California’s poison emergency hotline. One...

New California Law May Expand Use Of HIV Prevention Drugs, With Caveats

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Kellen Willhite was 24 when he learned he’d been exposed to HIV. What followed was, as he describes it, a second...

White House Unveils Finalized Health Care Price Transparency Rule

Hospitals will soon have to share price information they have long kept obscured — including how big a discount they offer cash-paying patients and...

KHN’s ‘What The Health’: Spending Bill Slowdown

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The fiscal year started a month and a half ago, but Congress has still not...

Voters Say Congress Needs To Curb Drug Prices, But Are Lawmakers Listening?

House Democrats are poised to pass sweeping legislation to lower drug prices using strategies President Donald Trump has endorsed. A Trump aide urged the...

How Germany Averted An Opioid Crisis

KHN correspondent Shefali Luthra reported this article from Germany as a 2019 Arthur F. Burns Fellow. HAMBURG, Germany ― In 2016, 10 times as many...

Listen: HHS Files Challenge Over Rights To Gilead’s HIV-Prevention Drug

November 7, 2019 KHN’s Shefali Luthra spoke with Jeremy Hobsons, host of WBUR’s Hear & Now, about the Trump administration’s lawsuit over sales of the...

FDA Keeps Brand-Name Drugs On A Fast Path To Market ― Despite Manufacturing Concerns

After unanimously voting to recommend a miraculous hepatitis C drug for approval in 2013, a panel of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration...

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