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Foundations, Major Donors Tackle Nation’s Nursing Shortage

(AP) As more nurses leave their jobs in hospitals and health-care centers, foundations are pouring millions of dollars into efforts to ensure that more...

FDA Change Ushers in Cheaper, Easier-to-Get Hearing Aids

(AP) It's now a lot easier — and cheaper — for many hard-of-hearing Americans to get help. Hearing aids can now be sold without a...

The Business of Clinical Trials Is Booming – Private Equity Has...

(Kaiser Health News) After finding success investing in the more obviously lucrative corners of American medicine — like surgery centers and dermatology practices —...

Audits — Hidden Until Now — Reveal Millions in Medicare Advantage...

(Kaiser Health News) Newly released federal audits reveal widespread overcharges and other errors in payments to Medicare Advantage health plans for seniors, with some...

As STDs Proliferate, Companies Rush to Market At-Home Test Kits

(Kaiser Health News) Among the more remarkable legacies of the covid-19 pandemic is how quickly federal regulators, the health care industry, and consumers moved to...

Pfizer’s Covid Cash Powers a ‘Marketing Machine’

(Kaiser Health News) For drugmaker Pfizer, a fortune amassed in the covid pandemic is now paving the path to pharma nirvana: a weight loss...

Medicare Enrollees Warned About Deceptive Marketing Schemes

(AP) Mailers designed to look like official government forms. Buses sporting scam pitches for Medicare websites. TV commercials featuring celebrities who encourage people to...

The Rise of Woke Medicine Will Have Serious Consequences

(Connor Vasile, Foundation for Economic Education) The rise in efforts to increase diversity in medical schools can be seen as coming from a place...

Shopping for Health Insurance? Here’s What’s New

(Kaiser Health News) It’s fall again, meaning shorter days, cooler temperatures, and open enrollment for Affordable Care Act marketplace insurance — sign-ups begin this week...

Pfizer Expects to Quadruple Price of COVID Vaccines

(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Pharmaceutical company Pfizer is expected to nearly quadruple the price of its COVID-19 vaccine—charging around $120 per dose—after the United States government’s current purchasing program...