The cap is being raised from 100 patients per doctor to 275 as the White House tries to pressure Congress to approve funds for opioid abuse treatment.
Doug Oliver, a cured blind man, and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., are looking to pass the 21st Century Cures Act, which would fund cutting edge research to help others like Oliver.
The case is the 21st that Ohio has seen since health officials alerted the public about the mosquito-borne illness earlier this year.
The warning comes due to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses related to a strain of E. coli bacteria found in some recalled flour.
The drug won’t be cheap. Epclusa will cost $74,760 for a 12-week course of treatment, or roughly $890 per pill. That’s less than the initial price for company’s previous drug, Harvoni, which cost $1,125 per pill.
The company will start selling the new Diet Pepsi Classic Sweetener Blend this fall.
The Indiana State Department of Health says getting tested is a good idea because nearly 13 percent of people who live with HIV in the U.S. don’t know they have it.
State health officials are urging Hoosiers to learn their HIV status.
Health officials reported Wednesday that the spray performed dismally for the third straight year, while the traditional flu shot — the one that stings — worked reasonably well this winter.
There are currently no licensed drugs or vaccines for Zika.
The estimate is based on 2013 data from hospitals, doctors’ offices, high schools and information from previous concussion studies.
Parkview and Lutheran officials said their hospitals go through a lot of training to be prepared for a massive influx of trauma patients.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is calling for more investment in addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic, saying only half of the 2 million people who need drug treatment in the country have access to it.
The troubles with kids these days … are not as common as they used to be. U.S. teens are having a lot less sex, they are drinking and using drugs less often, and they aren’t smoking as much, according a government survey.
Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported Thursday.
Mayor Jim Kenney proposed a 3-cent-an-ounce tax on soda and other sugary beverages to pay for universal prekindergarten, community schools and park improvements.
Obesity rates for men and women in the U.S. had been roughly the same for about a decade. But in recent years, women have surged ahead and now just over 40 percent of women are obese, compared to 35 percent of men.
20 of the hottest teen-music heartthrobs have done TV ads or other promotions for products nutritionists consider unhealthy.
The state department of health is reporting a 70 percent increase in cases between 2014 and 2015.
When to stop aggressive treatment is one of the most wrenching decisions in cancer care. Medical guidelines say dying cancer patients shouldn’t get harsh and painful treatment, but new research suggests it happens almost all of the time.