In a statement, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center said, "Our unwavering focus is always to ensure our patients receive the best possible medical care, and in ways that reflect our core values of reverence, integrity, compassion, and excellence."
African Americans are disproportionately likely to suffer from health problems and to die young—and The Atlantic's Olga Khazan reports that a major cause is "profoundly unhealthy neighborhoods" that expose many African Americans to wide-ranging health risks, from lead paint to acute, never-ending stress.
The drug, called Epidiolex, is approved to treat seizures in patients two and older who have Dravet Syndrome or Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, which are rare and severe forms of epilepsy that begin in childhood.
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) in its annual report asked Congress to introduce changes to the Medicaid drug rebate program in an effort to lower the program's drug spending.
New research shows one in three patients over 65 die in the hospital after they are placed on ventilators—a finding that is prompting physicians to reconsider their treatment approach for older patients, Paula Span writes for the New York Times.