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Prosecutors want Shkreli’s bail revoked over Clinton posting
Federal prosecutors on Thursday filed a court motion asking a judge to revoke Martin Shkreli’s bail and throw him in jail because of recent threats the so-called “Pharma Bro” allegedly made against Hillary Clinton. “Since his conviction on August 4, 2017, Shkreli has engaged in an escalating pattern of... Read more
Frustration mounts over premiums for individual health plans
Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are bracing for another year of double-digit premium increases, and their frustration is boiling over. Some are expecting premiums for 2018 to rival a mortgage payment. What they pay is... Read more
Officials in San Diego County have declared a public health emergency due to the spread of the liver disease hepatitis A. Infections have killed 15 people and hospitalized nearly 400 more, with the homeless population hit hardest since the outbreak started last November. The Union-Tribune reports ( https://tinyurl.com/y9qnaw65 )... Read more
Utah officer who arrested nurse over blood test put on leave
A Utah nurse said she was scared to death when a police officer handcuffed and dragged her screaming from a hospital after she refused to allow blood to be drawn from an unconscious patient. After Alex Wubbels and her attorneys released dramatic video of the arrest, prosecutors called for... Read more
Prosecutors expect to charge German nurse with more killings
German officials expect to bring new charges against a nurse already serving a life sentence for two murders after determining that he might have killed another 84 patients, if not more, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Oldenburg state prosecutor Martin Koziolek said he expected his office would be bringing more... Read more
German prosecutors believe nurse killed at least 86 patients
A male nurse who was convicted of killing patients in Germany with overdoses of heart medication is now believed to have killed at least 86 people — and the true scale of the killings could be even larger, investigators said Monday. Many of the deaths could have been prevented... Read more
Former health chiefs to Trump: Avoid new ‘Obamacare’ crisis
Don’t make things worse. That’s the advice of former U.S. health secretaries of both parties to President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress, now that “Obamacare” seems here for the foreseeable future. The 2018 sign-up season for subsidized private health plans starts Nov. 1, with about 10 million people... Read more
EpiPen maker finalizes settlement for government overcharges
EpiPen maker Mylan has finalized a $465 million federal agreement settling allegations it overbilled Medicaid for its emergency allergy injectors for a decade — charges brought after rival Sanofi filed a whistleblower lawsuit and tipped off the government. It’s the second settlement with the Department of Justice that Mylan... Read more
Study links a lack of sleep in children with increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
Children who don’t get enough sleep at night are at higher risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published Tuesday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Researchers observed self-reported sleep times, then took body measurements and blood samples in over 4,500 children aged 9 and... Read more
Health insurers weigh double-digit premium increases amid Trump ‘uncertainty’: Study
Because of policy “uncertainty” from the Trump administration that is “far outside the norm,” some health insurers are considering double-digit increases to premiums in 2018, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The study found that the vast majority of providers cited “uncertainty” over the individual... Read more