Study suggests that emergency department clinicians squander an opportunity to divert opioid overdose patients toward drug and mental health therapies upon discharge, and a lack of training may be the reason why.
The Texas Department of Insurance's mediation program can intervene when Texans complain about an unexpected bill. Historically, the state program had many restrictions that left few consumers eligible for help. But the Texas Legislature expanded it in 2017.
Experts say most providers are vigilant in properly storing their vaccines, but a recent spate of problems related to improper storage and packaging has led to concerns that the vaccines administered are less than effective.
State officials credit low unemployment with a drop in the Medicaid rolls, but patient advocates note that many who've lost Medicaid coverage are children. They blame an arduous re-emrollment process has eligible people 'falling through the cracks.'
The FDA has approved more than 1,600 generic drug applications since January 2017 — about a third more than it did in the last two years of the Obama administration. But more than 700, or about 43%, of those generics still weren't on the market as of early January.
While appetite for policymaking is on the upswing, the details of a possible solution remain up in the air. The administration hasn't outlined a detailed plan. But key lawmakers have met with officials to discuss how to reduce costs.
Becerra will take the national stage Tuesday when he gives the Spanish-language rebuttal to the president's State of the Union address. It will be far from his first time challenging President Trump's agenda.