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In Oakland and elsewhere, health care is investing in affordable housing

Mar 12, 2019
Kensington Gardens' experience is indicative of a developing trend.
Ameria Lipscomb at her Kensington Gardens apartment.
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Full-time school nurses in short supply

Mar 11, 2019
According to a recent study, fewer than 40 percent of schools employ a full-time nurse.
Nurse Maxine Pare inside her office at Etna-Dixmont Elementary School in Etna, Maine.
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FDA approves new Johnson & Johnson drug for depression

Mar 6, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new kind of drug to treat depression since Prozac hit the scene in the late 1980s. Spravato is a nasal spray from Johnson & Johnson that’s a close cousin of ketamine, an anesthetic that’s sometimes used recreationally and often known as “Special K.” Because ketamine can cause […]
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Drug shortages continue to affect common meds

Mar 6, 2019
Contaminated supply chains, natural disasters, and the bottom line are just some of the reasons why basic drugs are in constant shortage.
Contaminated supply chains, natural disasters, and the bottom line are just some of the reasons why basic drugs are in constant shortage. 
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Measles are preventable and costly, health officials say

Mar 5, 2019
There have been over 150 measles cases detected nationwide, including dozens of young children in the Pacific Northwest.
There have been over 150 measles cases detected nationwide, including dozens of young children in the Pacific Northwest.
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Here's why Eli Lilly will sell a generic insulin

Mar 4, 2019
Lawmakers have been critical of big pharma's pricing structures.

Pharma executives in the hot seat over drug prices

Feb 26, 2019
Senior leaders of big pharmaceutical companies are in D.C. Tuesday to testify before a Senate committee.
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The state is taking a step toward lowering costs for state workers by taking control of how much it pays for each visit to mental health and primary care providers.
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Many in the health care industry already lining up to derail 'Medicare-for-all'

Feb 8, 2019
Patients may like the sound of "Medicare-for-all," but for many of the hospitals and doctors who would treat them, it's a nonstarter.
Patients may like the sound of "Medicare-for-all," but for many of the hospitals and doctors who would treat them, it's a nonstarter. 
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