February 22, 2021: By Judith Graham
Opening another front in the nation’s response to the pandemic, medical centers and other health organizations have begun sending doctors and nurses to apartment buildings and private homes to vaccinate homebound seniors.
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February 16, 2021: By Harris Meyer
Fed up with a lack of federal action to lower prescription drug costs, state legislators around the country are pushing bills to penalize drugmakers for unjustified price hikes and to cap payment at much-lower Canadian levels.
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February 02, 2021: By Arthur Allen and Liz Szabo
When getting vaccinated against covid-19, there’s no sense being picky. You should take the first authorized vaccine that’s offered, experts say.
The newest covid vaccine on the horizon, from Johnson & J...Read more >
January 27, 2021: By Phil Galewitz
Americans’ reluctance to get vaccinated for covid-19 is waning, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Nearly half of adults surv...Read more >
January 08, 2021: By Laura Ungar
With supplies of covid-19 vaccines scarce, a federal advisory panel recommends first putting shots into the arms of health care workers, who keep the nation’s medical system running, and long-term care residents most likely to di...Read more >
January 07, 2021: By Harris Meyer
Sharon Clark is able to get her life-sustaining cancer drug, Pomalyst — priced at more than $18,000 for a 28-day supply — only because of the generosity of patient assistance foundations.
Clark, 57, a former insurance agent...Read more >
December 02, 2020: By Rachana Pradhan
April 16 was a big day for Moderna, a Massachusetts biotech company on the verge of becoming a front-runner in the U.S. government’s race for a coronavirus vaccine. It had received roughly half a billion dollars in federal fu...Read more >
November 24, 2020: By Shoshana Dubnow
Sonia Brown’s husband died on June 10. Two weeks later, the 65-year-old registered nurse was back at work. Her husband’s medical bills and a car payment loomed over her head.
“She wanted to make sure all those things w...Read more >
November 06, 2020: By Judith Graham
Over the past month, Dr. Richard Besdine and his wife have been discussing whether to see family and friends indoors this fall and winter.
He thinks they should, so long as people have been taking strict precautions during the...Read more >
March 18, 2020: By Judith Graham
Close down group meals for seniors. Cancel social gatherings.
The directive, from the Illinois Department on Aging, sent shock waves through senior service organizations late last week.
Overnight, Area Agencies on Aging had...Read more >