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Coronavirus Outbreak News: 17 dead, 500 infected, 3 Chinese cities in lockdown

Virus may have originated in snakes, say researchers

Another Podcast? But Tradeoffs Is Definitely Worth Your Time.

Host Dan Gorenstein was the senior health care reporter on the Marketplace radio program

Medicaid: SDOH, Most Def. Direct Involvement in Housing? Don’t Go There.

Health care is a big enough job, say progressive think tankers

ACP’s Split Decision: We’re in Favor of Single Payer. Or Maybe a Public Option.

The public “don’t rock the boat” option could lead to universal coverage, says the internists’ organization

Rule on Reporting Clinical Trial Results Often Violated

Study finds fewer than half of trials followed the law

Six Fatalities, 200 Cases So From Coronavirus Outbreak in China

WHO to meet tomorrow to decide on international public heath emergency declaration

Go Ahead. Just Try Comparing Cancer Treatment Costs.

Study of posted prices finds wild variations and missing data

FDA Warns Against Use of Some Cardinal Surgical Gowns

Potential contamination could lead to supply chain disruptions

Bone Marrow Transplant Survival Is Up Sharply Since Mid-2000s

Despite older, sicker patients, mortality rate fell by a third in 10 years

IBX Offering No-Membership-Fee Fitness App

Globalfit uses dynamic pricing algorithm

Cut-rate Prices Are Strategy of Biotech Startup EQRx

Alex Borisy has raised $200 million and has Peter Bach, Sandra Horning onboard

Wendell Potter: Insurers Use ‘Choice’ in Messaging to Protect the Status Quo

Democrats shouldn’t fall for an industry talking poiint, says former insurance exec turned critic

United Reports Strong Financial Results for 2019

Revenue from MA plans grew by $7.8 billion

AstraZeneca Pulls the Plug on Epanova for Mixed Dyslipidemia

Acasti reports disappointing results for a second Omega-3-based drug

Cancer Death Rate Fell Sharply From 2016 to 2017

Declining lung cancer mortality helped fuel the progress

FDA Approves Ayvakit for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Kinase inhibitor targets tumors with a PDGFRA exon 18 mutation

Too Late, or Too Soon: Knee Replacement Timing Is Often Off

Delayed surgery reduces benefits; premature surgery raises risks

Study Confirms Safety of Long-Term Schizophrenia Medication

Mortality nearly doubled when patients stopped using their drugs

Delayed Zika Effects Found in Babies Who Seemed Normal at Birth

Neurodevelopmental deficits detected in Colombian toddlers

Mixed Results for Keytruda in Advanced Small-Cell Lung Cancer Trial

Improvement in overall survival fails to reach statistical significance

New Year, Old Story: Drug Prices Are Going Up

So far in January, the increases average 5%

FDA Approves Fiasp for Children With Diabetes

Fast-acting insulin aspart may simplify mealtime dosing

In Animal Study, TB Vaccine Works Far Better With IV Administration

Simple change in dosage and route may improve a century-old vaccine

Provision in Spending Bill Would Expand Definition of Biologics

It would mean longer patent protection for chemically synthesized polypeptides

3 ACA Taxes Slated for Repeal in Spending Bill

Government will lose out on $373.2 billion if Cadillac tax, device tax, and HIT are nixed as expected

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