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Death By A Thousand Clicks

Kaiser Health News and Fortune Magazine collaborated on this joint investigation for three months. Fred Schulte is a senior correspondent for KHN. Erika Fry is an investigative reporter for Fortune. Only certain images can be republished by partners. Email KHNweb@kff.org for more information. This story can be republished for free (details). The pain radiated from… Read More »

Merck's Keytruda slashes death risk by 31% in esophageal cancer victory

Back in November, Merck & Co. said its immuno-oncology star, Keytruda, had topped chemo at lengthening the lives of some esophageal cancer patients. Monday, it showed that the win was a sizable one. The drug reduced the risk of death by 31% in previously treated patients with esophageal or esophagogastric junction carcinoma whose tumors expressed… Read More »

Drug overdose death rate increasing the most among middle-aged women, CDC finds

It’s not clear why women are becoming disproportionately affected. (iStock) The drug overdose death rate among women in the U.S. has greatly increased, according to data released this week in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s morbidity and mortality report. Specifically, the data revealed the drug overdose death rate has hit middle-aged women particularly hard. In… Read More »