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With drug costs in crosshairs, health first gave generously to Trump’s inauguration

With drug costs in crosshairs, health first gave generously to Trump’s inauguration

Facing acute risks to their businesses from Washington policymakers, health companies spent more than $2 million to buy access to the incoming Trump administration via candlelight dinners, black-tie balls and other inauguration events.

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Codeine and tramadol can cause life-threatening breathing problems in children, FDA warns

Codeine and tramadol can cause life-threatening breathing problems in children, FDA warns

Codeine and tramadol are opioid medicines that may be used to treat pain. Codeine is also in some cough and cold remedies. These medicines can cause life-threatening breathing problems in children.

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Do vegetarians live longer? Probably, but not because they’re vegetarian

Do vegetarians live longer? Probably, but not because they’re vegetarian

When we crunched the data we found vegetarians did not have a lower risk of early death compared with their meat-eating counterparts. Vegetarians might live longer, but only because they’re more likely to be healthy in other ways, too.

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Looking for restaurant health ratings online? Public Health – Seattle & King County has a new search tool!

Looking for restaurant health ratings online? Public Health – Seattle & King County has a new search tool!

We have always valued making information available to the public and this new search tool makes it even easier to find information to make informed decisions when eating out.

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nonprofit linked to PhRMA rolls out campaign to block drug imports

Nonprofit linked to PhRMA rolls out campaign to block drug imports

A nonprofit organization that has orchestrated a wide-reaching campaign against foreign drug imports has deep ties to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, the powerhouse lobbying group.

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Medieval medical books could hold the recipe for new antibiotics

Medieval medical books could hold the recipe for new antibiotics

For a long time, medieval medicine has been dismissed as irrelevant. This time period is popularly referred to as the “Dark Ages,” which erroneously suggests that it was unenlightened by science or reason. However, some medievalists and scientists are now looking back to history for clues to inform the search for new antibiotics.

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Secret hospital inspections may become public at last

Secret hospital inspections may become public at last

The public could soon get a look at confidential reports about errors, mishaps and mix-ups in the nation’s hospitals that put patients’ health and safety at risk, under a groundbreaking proposal from federal health officials.

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Florida congressman draws jeers at home for backing failed GOP health care plan

Florida congressman draws jeers at home for backing failed GOP health care plan

Party leaders and the Trump administration are negotiating elements for a new plan to bring to Congress. At the same time, some Republicans back in their home districts for the Easter recess have endured heated town hall meetings with constituents.

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Joint Replacement: Weighing Individual Goals, Risks and Benefits Key to Success

Joint Replacement: Weighing Individual Goals, Risks and Benefits Key to Success

Joint replacement is a surgical procedure where parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called a “prosthesis.” The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint.

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Grasping for the middle ground on Obamacare

Grasping for the middle ground on Obamacare

One plan would allow people under the age of 65 to buy into Medicaid. Their premiums would be based on family income and a surcharge would be assessed on those who are uninsured at the time they apply.

April 17, 2017 | By | Reply More