CVS Health on Tuesday announced that it is expanding a program to help consumers manage chronic diseases, such as asthma, hypertension, and high blood pressure, Sharon Terlep writes for the Wall Street Journal.
Hospitals are increasingly embracing "design thinking"—a human-centered approach toward innovation and design that's based on input from health care providers on the floor, Amitha Kalaichandran writes for the New York Times.
Some drug companies are striking deals with insurers to favor their brand-name medications over generic competitors, potentially creating obstacles for some patients to access lower-cost generic drugs, according to an article by ProPublica and the New York Times.
People who skimp on sleep may have more to worry about than being overtired: When compared with people who were well rested, those who got fewer hours of shut-eye had wider waistlines—despite comparable diets, according to a new study published in PLOS One.
While the exact effects of the declaration are not yet known, experts say declaring a national emergency could open up federal relief funds to states and cities hit hardest by the opioid misuse epidemic and provide more flexibility in response efforts.