Nick Kotz, Crusading Journalist and Author, Dies at 87
He won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing unsafe conditions in meatpacking plants. He also wrote about hunger in America and the politics of the B-1 bomber. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 16, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sam Roberts Tags: Kotz, Nick Deaths (Obituaries) News and News Media Newspapers Writing and Writers Meat Packers and Butchers Des Moines Register Source Type: news

Why 1.4 Million Health Jobs Have Been Lost During a Huge Health Crisis
The industry used to be recession-proof. Not anymore. The postponement of elective procedures has crushed the bottom line. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 8, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Economic Conditions and Trends Medicine and Health Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Labor and Jobs Recession and Depression Layoffs and Job Reductions Telemedicine Hospitals Source Type: news

Moderna Gets OK to Start Larger Trial for a Coronavirus Vaccine
The company announced that the Food and Drug Administration had cleared its application to proceed to a clinical trial involving about 600 people. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 8, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Knvul Sheikh Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Clinical Trials Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Food and Drug Administration Moderna Inc Biotechnology and Bioengineering Source Type: news

William Haddad, Crusader for Generic Drugs, Dies at 91
As head of an industry group, he fought Big Pharma to make treatments for AIDS and other diseases more affordable. And that was just one hat he wore. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 6, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sam Roberts Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Deaths (Obituaries) Politics and Government Generic Pharmaceutical Assn Peace Corps Haddad, William F Source Type: news

How Small Physician Practices are Struggling to Survive During Coronavirus Pandemic
As visits plummet because of the coronavirus, small physician practices are struggling to survive. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 5, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Telemedicine Doctors Small Business Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare United States Politics and Government Elections, House of Representatives your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Find a Vaccine. Next: Produce 300 Million Vials of It.
Scaling up the manufacturing of syringes and other medical products required to deliver a vaccine to millions of Americans will be just as important as the vaccine itself. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 1, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Knvul Sheikh Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Medical Devices Hypodermic Needles and Syringes Medicine and Health Factories and Manufacturing Shortages Epidemics Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Federal Emerg Source Type: news

Abortion by Telemedicine: A Growing Option as Access to Clinics Wanes
The coronavirus has created a surge in demand for telemedicine of all types — including for a quietly expanding program for terminating pregnancies. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 28, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: Telemedicine Abortion Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Mifeprex (RU-486) TelAbortion Project Source Type: news

F.D.A. Warns of Heart Problems From Malaria Drugs Used for Coronavirus
The drugs, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, have been repeatedly promoted by President Trump. But they should be used only in clinical trials or hospitals, the agency said. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 25, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Hydroxychloroquine (Drug) Food and Drug Administration National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Azithromycin (Drug) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Trump, Donald J Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Nature Medicine ( Source Type: news

Trump Calls This Drug a ‘Game Changer.’ Doctors Aren’t So Sure.
The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine has become a political litmus test. But doctors on the front lines of coronavirus say it ’s just another tool in desperate times. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 18, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Katie Thomas Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Hydroxychloroquine (Drug) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Clinical Trials Trump, Donald J Lenox Hill Hospital your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Damage From OxyContin Continues to Be Revealed
Research shows Purdue Pharma focused its marketing in states with lighter prescription regulation, with deadly consequences. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 13, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Austin Frakt Tags: OxyContin (Drug) Opioids and Opiates Drug Abuse and Traffic Purdue Pharma Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine and Coronavirus: Fact-Check on the Malaria Drug Trump Keeps Pushing
Here are the facts on hydroxychloroquine, which the president has promoted despite little evidence that it works against the coronavirus. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 9, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady, Katie Thomas and Patrick J. Lyons Tags: Hydroxychloroquine (Drug) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Stockpiling Autoimmune Diseases Research Malaria Clinical Trials your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Despite Promises, Testing Delays Leave Americans ‘Flying Blind’
Even as new and faster tests become available, lengthy delays to obtain results continue and test materials are running low, compounding the crises hospitals are facing. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 7, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sheila Kaplan and Katie Thomas Tags: Tests (Medical) Shortages Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hospitals Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Health Insurance and Managed Care Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Abbott Laboratories Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CVS Caremark Corpo Source Type: news

Trump Says Hospitals Will Be Paid for Treating Uninsured Coronavirus Patients
Critics say that the plan may not go to hospitals in the states hit the hardest so far and that it fails to address the problems of uninsured people more generally. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 4, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Reed Abelson and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (2020) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals Source Type: news

Trump Administration Officials Weigh How Far to Go on Recommending Masks
The expected change in position reflects concern over a worrisome rate of infection spread by people with no symptoms. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 3, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Abby Goodnough and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Masks Protective Clothing and Gear Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization Trump, Donald J Redfield, Robert R your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Malaria Drug Helps Coronavirus Patients Improve, in Small Study
A group of moderately ill people were given hydroxychloroquine, which appeared to ease their symptoms quickly, but more research is needed. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 1, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hydroxychloroquine (Drug) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Quarantines Shortages Autoimmune Diseases Pneumonia Immune System Malaria Schaffner, William your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Obamacare Markets Will Not Reopen, Trump Decides
The move would have made it easier for people who have recently lost jobs to obtain health insurance. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 1, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz and Reed Abelson Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

They Made New Lives in the U.S. The Coronavirus Sent Them Fleeing.
Expatriates, especially in New York, have abandoned the lives they built over fear of the inequalities in the American health care system. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 1, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Isabella Kwai and Livia Albeck-Ripka Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Immigration and Emigration Careers and Professions United States New York City Australia Source Type: news

Hospital Safety Rules Are Relaxed to Fight Coronavirus
The federal government has redefined a hospital to include tents and dormitory rooms. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 31, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hospitals Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Verma, Seema Federal Emergency Management Agency Medicare Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Source Type: news

Blood Plasma From Survivors Will Be Given to Coronavirus Patients
In people who have recovered, plasma is teeming with antibodies that may fight the virus. But the treatment beginning in New York is experimental. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 26, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Tests (Medical) Blood Donation Antibodies Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Quarantines Hospitals SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) your-feed-healthcare Food and Drug Administration Mount Sinai Medical Center Source Type: news

What is Quarantine and Can You Be Forced Into it Due to Coronavirus?
Although quarantines are considered a measure of last resort, “police powers” give states, counties and even cities broad authority to make residents stay home. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 26, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Neil MacFarquhar Tags: Quarantines Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Defense Department Epidemics Smallpox Anthrax Suits and Litigation (Civil) Source Type: news

How to Get Health Insurance if Worried About Coronavirus or Unemployment
There are more options for getting coverage than in past economic crises. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 26, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz and Reed Abelson Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Unemployment Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Medicaid Source Type: news

What is Quarantine and Can You Be Forced Into it?
Although quarantines are considered a measure of last resort, “police powers” give states, counties and even cities broad authority to impose them. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 24, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Neil MacFarquhar Tags: Quarantines Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Defense Department Epidemics Smallpox Anthrax Suits and Litigation (Civil) Source Type: news

Coronavirus Questions Answered
Although quarantines are considered a measure of last resort, “police powers” give states, counties and even cities broad authority to impose them. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 24, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Neil MacFarquhar Tags: Quarantines Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Defense Department Epidemics Smallpox Anthrax Suits and Litigation (Civil) Source Type: news

Coronavirus Patients in Limbo as Gilead Suspends Emergency Drug Access
The company says it will switch to a broader approach for its experimental drug, remdesivir. But it was overwhelmed by demand for a potential treatment promoted by President Trump. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 23, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Katie Thomas Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Clinical Trials Gilead Sciences Inc Quest Diagnostics Inc your-feed-healthcare Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government Jack Allard Source Type: news

Eleven States Now Letting Uninsured Sign Up for Obamacare
More coronavirus care will be covered in many states. Federal officials are considering similar action for the state markets they run. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 23, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz and Reed Abelson Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Unemployment Source Type: news

Coronavirus Test Obstacles: A Shortage of Face Masks and Swabs
Hospitals and doctors say they are critically low on swabs needed to test patients for the coronavirus, as well as face masks and other gear to protect health care workers. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 19, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Katie Thomas Tags: Tests (Medical) Shortages Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Protective Clothing and Gear Hospitals Stockpiling Doctors Masks United States Politics and Government Food and Drug Administration your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Trial of Coronavirus Vaccine Made by Moderna Begins in Seattle
Healthy volunteers will test different doses of the first vaccine to find out if it is safe. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 17, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) Quarantines SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Kaiser Permanente National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Moderna your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Nunes Encourages People to Dine Out as Experts Urge Them to Stay Home
Representative Devin Nunes, a California Republican, appealed to Americans to help promote the economy in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Health experts are advocating isolation. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 16, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Mariel Padilla and Zach Montague Tags: Quarantines Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Nunes, Devin G Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization Fauci, Anthony S Stitt, Kevin United States Epidemics Source Type: news

Trump Declared a National State Emergency Over Coronavirus. Here's What that Can Do
The president ’s action will free up funds and lower legal barriers for responding to the pandemic. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 14, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Charlie Savage Tags: War and Emergency Powers (US) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government Disasters and Emergencies Epidemics Health and Human Services Department Law and Legislation Source Type: news

Trump Administration Moves to Speed Coronavirus Testing
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration are funding private companies that are rushing faster tests to the market. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 13, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Noah Weiland and Katie Thomas Tags: United States Politics and Government Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration Health and Human Services Department Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Can You Be Forced Into Quarantine? Your Questions, Answered
Although quarantines are considered a measure of last resort, “police powers” give states, counties and even cities broad authority to impose them. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 12, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Neil MacFarquhar Tags: Quarantines Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Defense Department Source Type: news

As Coronavirus Testing Increases, Some Labs Fear a Shortage of Other Supplies
Lab directors and federal officials are keeping a close eye on the supply of other materials needed to conduct the tests. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 12, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Katie Thomas Tags: Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Shortages Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration Medicine and Health Qiagen NV Roche Holding AG your-feed-healthcare Researc Source Type: news

Alcoholics Anonymous vs. Other Approaches: The Evidence Is Now In
An updated review shows it performs better than other common treatments and is less expensive. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 11, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Austin Frakt and Aaron E. Carroll Tags: Alcoholics Anonymous Alcohol Abuse Research Source Type: news

‘It’s Just Everywhere Already’: How Delays in Testing Set Back the U.S. Coronavirus Response
A series of missed chances by the federal government to ensure more widespread testing came during the early days of the outbreak, when containment would have been easier. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 11, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sheri Fink and Mike Baker Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tests (Medical) Epidemics Influenza Medicine and Health Research Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration University of Washington Seattle (Wa Source Type: news

Doctors and Patients Turn to Telemedicine in the Coronavirus Outbreak
The use of virtual visits climbs as a way of safely treating patients and containing spread of the infection at hospitals, clinics and medical offices. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 11, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Telemedicine Health Insurance and Managed Care Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Computers and the Internet Intermountain Healthcare Rush University Medical Center Medicine and Health Hospitals your-feed- Source Type: news

F.D.A. Halts Overseas Inspections of Drugs and Devices, Citing Coronavirus
The agency said the spread of the virus globally prompted its decision. It had already pulled back from China, but this move will also affect India, a major generics manufacturer. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 10, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sheila Kaplan and Katie Thomas Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Medical Devices Food and Drug Administration China India your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

California Cracks Down on Alternative Health Plans
State insurance regulators accused a ministry offering an alternative to traditional insurance of misleading consumers. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 10, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Consumer Protection Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Advertising and Marketing Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Aliera Companies Inc California Trinity Healthshare Inc your-feed-hea Source Type: news

Pelosi, Seeking to Insulate House Majority, Presses Plan to Lower Health Costs
Speaker Nancy Pelosi ’s plan is aimed at distancing vulnerable Democrats from Medicare for All and other proposals being pushed by the party’s presidential contenders. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 10, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: United States Politics and Government Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Presidential Election of 2020 Elections, House of Representatives Democratic Party Pelosi, Nancy Biden, Joseph R Jr S Source Type: news

Not His First Epidemic: Dr. Anthony Fauci Sticks to the Facts
Where politicians fumble and other government health officials step back, he steps up to explain. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 9, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Politics and Government Science and Technology Epidemics Research National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases National Institutes of Health Fauci, Anthony S your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

With Test Kits in Short Supply, Health Officials Sound Alarms
Despite efforts by President Trump and others to reassure the public that tests are getting disseminated quickly, several states, doctors and patients complained that access was limited. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 7, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Katie Thomas, Sarah Kliff and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tests (Medical) Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration Azar, Alex M II Trump, Donald J Redfield, Robert R Pence, Mike Medicine and Health Ep Source Type: news

Governments Point Fingers Over Coronavirus as Death Toll Mounts
The head of the World Health Organization said it was “not a time for excuses,” but some countries have been busily exchanging blame. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 7, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Vivian Wang Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Epidemics World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Medicine and Health Iran Japan Saudi Arabia South Korea Abe, Shinzo Source Type: news

How to Threaten a Political Movement, 30 Seconds at a Time
Ads against Medicare for All aired during the Democratic debates. Between the lines, you could almost hear an industry putting party leaders on notice. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 5, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Peter C. Baker Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Political Advertising United States Politics and Government America ' s Health Insurance Plans Democratic Party Health Insurance Association of America Source Type: news

Waive Fees for Coronavirus Tests and Treatment, Health Experts Urge
As the number of U.S. cases mounts, officials and advocates want to ensure that medical bills, especially for the poor or uninsured, are not an obstacle to seeking care. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 4, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Reed Abelson and Sarah Kliff Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Medicine and Health United States Politics and Government Epidemics Emergency Medical Treatment Respiratory Diseases Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Tests (Medical) your-feed-healt Source Type: news

U.S. Plans ‘Radical Expansion’ of Coronavirus Testing
The C.D.C. announced that it would allow hundreds of labs to test for the virus, while the Trump administration said it was distributing tens of thousands of testing kits. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 2, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Knvul Sheikh Tags: Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Medicine and Health Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

F.D.A. Expands Coronavirus Testing in the United States
The agency announced that it would allow hundreds of labs to test for the virus, circumventing the C.D.C. ’s centralized testing system and making it likely that cases will be detected faster. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 1, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Knvul Sheikh Tags: Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Medicine and Health Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Who ’s on the U.S. Coronavirus Task Force
Several of the nation ’s top health officials are among those sitting on an advisory panel formed by President Trump. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 29, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: United States Politics and Government Appointments and Executive Changes Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Biographical Information Epidemics Medicine and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health and Human Services Department Azar, A Source Type: news

Pence Will Control All Coronavirus Messaging From Health Officials
The White House ’s attempt to impose a more disciplined approach to communications about the virus was undermined by President Trump, who complained the news media was overstating the threat. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 28, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Michael D. Shear and Maggie Haberman Tags: United States Politics and Government Appointments and Executive Changes Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health and Human Services Department Azar, Alex M II Fauci, Anthony S Pence, Mike Trump, Donald J Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

The Basics of ‘Medicare for All’
What to know about Bernie Sanders ’s health care plan, plus further reading for the nerds among you. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 26, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Sanders, Bernard Warren, Elizabeth Presidential Election of 2020 Source Type: news

New Jersey May Raise Cigarette Taxes to Highest Level in Nation
The state budget proposal will include a $4.35 per pack tax, an increase designed to discourage tobacco use and generate revenue. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 25, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Tully Tags: Sales and Excise Taxes Politics and Government Murphy, Philip D (1957- ) New Jersey Smoking and Tobacco E-Cigarettes Budgets and Budgeting Source Type: news

The Health System We ’d Have if Economists Ran Things
A survey of nearly 200 Ph.D. health economists finds them taking a few politically unpopular positions. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 19, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Austin Frakt Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Polls and Public Opinion Medicaid Medicare United States Economy Economics (Theory and Philosophy) Source Type: news