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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 »

Is Epilepsy Drug Use in Pregnancy Linked to ADHD?

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When a woman with epilepsy uses the anti-seizure drug valproate during a pregnancy, the odds that her baby will go on to develop ADHD rise, a new study suggests. The Danish report can’t prove that valproate causes attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in these cases,… Read More »

Federal judge says HHS Secretary Alex Azar exceeded legal authority in setting 340B drug payment rates

A federal court has sided with the American Hospital Association and others in ruling that the Department of Health and Human Services unlawfully cut payment rates for certain outpatient drugs. HHS Secretary Alex Azar exceeded his legal authority in setting new reimbursement rates in the outpatient prospective payment system rule for 2018, United States District… Read More »