Category: Health

Opinion: Trump talks opioids — but what about alcohol, which kills far more people?

While indeed a nationwide epidemic, addressed by both President Obama and President Trump, opioids are not the only killer substance in circulation. Related Articles Operation targeting Mexican mafia, drug cartels in SoCal nets 47 arrests, 200 pounds of drugs Opinion: Bay Area dad who lost two kids questions Trump’s opioid plan States seek to expand lawsuit against generic drugmakers OD…

Rev. Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson’s

By Sophia Tareen | Associated Press CHICAGO — The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease and plans to “dedicate” himself to physical therapy. In a Friday letter to supporters, the 76-year-old civil rights leader said family and friends noticed a change in him about three years ago.…

Analysis: Trump’s pick to cut drug prices oversaw increases

By Carolyn Y. Johnson | Washington Post President Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary previously served as a high-ranking executive at a pharmaceutical company that repeatedly hiked the prices of its drugs, doubling the U.S. list price of its top-selling insulin over the five years he served as a company president. Related Articles Shortage of life-saving IV bags challenges Bay…