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Jonathan Cohn

It's Not Just You -- Those Health Insurance Deductibles Are Getting Scary

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Debates about health care frequently focus on the number of people with and without insurance, because it’s a relatively straightforward thing to me...

The Incredible Arrogance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Crowd

Dean Baker | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

There are few policies that show the split between elite opinion and everyone else as clearly as trade policy. On trade we see a remarkable convergence of the leadership of both parties against their base, with the elites firmly behind the leadership against what they view as the ignorance of the masses.

Daniel Marans

After Baltimore Unrest Closes Pharmacies, City Helps Residents Access Medication

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

The Baltimore City Health Department continues to provide assistance to thousands of primarily elderly and disabled city residents whose access to ess...

The Battle Over the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Fast-Track Gets Hot

Dean Baker | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

President Obama must be having trouble getting the votes for fast-track authority since the administration is now pulling out all the stops to push the deal. Obama insisted the deal is not secret, but googling "TPP" will not get you a copy of the text.

How to Keep Up With Your Medications

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.20.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Anybody who juggles multiple medications can relate to the problem of forgetting to take a medication, or not remembering whether they already took it. This is especially true for people who take medications at varying times of the day.

The Film You Don't Want to Miss: 'Prescription Thugs' at the Tribeca Film Festival

Richard Taite | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Taite

At the festival, the documentary film "Prescription Thugs" will be screened. I am honored to be featured in this film and to help educate the public about the grave danger that is posed by the abuse of prescription medications.

As Heroin Deaths Skyrocket, Prescription Monitoring Programs May Do More Harm

Leo Beletsky | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Leo Beletsky

When it comes to drug overdose, we may be winning one battle, but losing the war. As deaths involving prescription painkillers are leveling off, the latest stats on heroin fatalities could not be more dire. What's often lost behind the headlines is that the trends in prescription painkiller and heroin abuse are linked.

Treat, Don't Traumatize

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Melody Moezzi

It's not enough to simply stop unjustly and disproportionately imprisoning the mentally ill. We need better care. Mental health providers must acknowledge and work to reduce the risk of traumatization during the treatment process.

Zach Carter

How Congress Remade The Economy In Its Own Awful Image

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

A jury ruled on Wednesday that Apple must pay $532.9 million for infringing on three patents owned by a firm that could serve as a textbook definition...

The Truth About Generic Vs. Brand-Name Medications

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 02.22.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com In a recent University of Cincinnati study published in Neurology, subjects with Parkinson’s Disease were given sho...

Surprising Drug Facts Most Americans Don't Know

Kayla Matthews | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

Medications are very necessary for some people. However, it's good to be aware of the kinds of substances you're putting into your body before you start ingesting them.

Breaking the Stigma: Honor Roll Heroin Addict

Erin Bahadur | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Bahadur

I arrogantly assumed that my lack of a criminal record and the small amount of clean time I had accumulated would exonerate me and I would leave with a slap on the wrist. I was sentenced to 12 months in jail, five years probation, more than $3,000 in restitution and 100 hours of community service.

Addicts' Lives Matter: Here's Why We Need a Hashtag -- and a Total Change of Attitude

Johann Hari | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Johann Hari

There will be some people reading this who shrug when members of this minority die, and say they brought it on themselves. I am talking about addicts. I would like to propose today the hashtag #AddictsLivesMatter, because we need to change how we think about them.

Pot Doesn't Even Rank in U.S. Poisonings, But Pills Do

The 420 Times | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
The 420 Times

Marijuana, that scourge of America, didn't even earn a mention in the National Poison Control Center's new research paper on poisonings in the United States.

Stigmatize Me, Fool

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

Depression isn't weakness. It's an illness. I think this message will make itself clearer as more people feel free to talk about it. So here I am, talking about it.

You Probably Don't Know If You're Allergic To This -- And It Could Kill You

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

When people think of fatal allergy attacks, they usually think of bee stings, shellfish or peanut allergies. But a new nationwide study has found that...

REPORT: Medicare Bought Drugs For Dead People

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led Medicare's prescription drug program to pay for costly medications ...

Is Your Doctor on Big Pharma's Dole?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

An elite few who take large sums from Big Pharma very likely sway decision making by countless other physicians, who might not even know they are getting a choreographed, yet subtle, sell-job.

Jeffrey Young

Why We Won't Have An Ebola Cure Or Vaccine For Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business

The world has known about Ebola for almost 40 years, yet there's no cure or vaccine on the market. That could change amid worldwide attention to t...

Time to Let the Sunshine In

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

While not all relationships between health care providers and drug and medical device manufacturers are problematic, the implementation of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act will help ensure that provider-industry relationships finally receive appropriate scrutiny.

The Dark Secret Haunting One In Four Teens

Posted 09.24.2014 | Teen

The ugly side of prescription painkillers—and how you could get hooked. By Elizabeth Foy Larsen The afternoon of her grandmother’s funer...

The Scary Secret He's Helping To Expose

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.19.2014 | Teen

Seventeen-year-old Cyrus Stowe saw a dangerous trend happening at his Dallas high school. His classmates were abusing prescription drugs and nobody wa...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Official Reportedly Accused Lawmakers Of 'Supporting Criminals' For Backing This Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Drug Enforcement Administration official reportedly accused sponsors of a prescription drug bill that unanimously passed the House...

What You Won't See in the Media Coverage of a New Weight-Loss Drug

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Rajiv Narayan

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made headlines for its approval of another obesity drug. News outlets worked hard to translate the meaning of this story, but they left out something important: heads.

Generic Drugs Offer Seniors Big Savings

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Are brand-name medications better than generic, and if not, why is there such a price difference? Also, how can I find out which ...