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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes 31 Aug

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

The Friday Breeze Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend. Welcome back to the Friday Breeze! In stories that make you go “Huh, that is true”: Here’s a look at how advances in modern medicine have actually…

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Opioids, EpiPens And Health Funding

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News @jrovner Read Julie's Stories Joanne Kenen Politico @JoanneKenen Read Joanne's Stories Alice Ollstein Talking Points Memo @AliceOllstein Read Alice's Stories Margot Sanger-Katz The New York Times @sangerkatz Read Margot's Stories The Senate is still working, well into August – something it hasn’t done in years — and it’s debating the funding…

Babies Dependent On Opioids Need Touch, Not Tech 20 Aug

Babies Dependent On Opioids Need Touch, Not Tech

Dr. Jodi Jackson has worked for years to address infant mortality in Kansas. Often, that means she treats newborns in a high-tech neonatal intensive care unit with sophisticated equipment whirring and beeping. And that is exactly the wrong place for an infant like Lili. Lili’s mother, Victoria, used heroin for the first two-thirds of her…

Purdue Pharma’s Sales Pitch Downplayed Risks Of Opioid Addiction 17 Aug

Purdue Pharma’s Sales Pitch Downplayed Risks Of Opioid Addiction

Two decades ago, Purdue Pharma produced thousands of brochures and videos that urged patients with chronic pain to ask their physicians for opioids such as OxyContin, arguing that concerns over addiction and other dangers from the drugs were overblown, company records reveal. Kaiser Health News earlier this year posted a cache of Purdue marketing documents…

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ See You In Court! 16 Aug

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ See You In Court!

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News @jrovner Read Julie's Stories Kimberly Leonard Washington Examiner @leonardkl Read Kimberly's Stories Alice Ollstein Talking Points Memo @AliceOllstein Read Alice's Stories Margot Sanger-Katz The New York Times @sangerkatz Read Margot's Stories A federal district court judge in Texas has set Sept. 10 as the date for oral arguments in a…

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes 10 Aug

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

The Friday Breeze Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend. The next time I even hint that we’re drifting into a slow news period, feel free to remind me not to jinx things: This week was…