CBO: Pelosi bill to lower drug prices saves Medicare $345 billion | TheHill

The analysis is preliminary and does not take into account the entire bill, but it does analyze its main provision, which would allow the secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate lower prices on up to 250 drugs per year, with savings applied to both Medicare and people on private insurance plans.  — Read on […]

Molly Martin: Charleston should heed lessons on managing hep C, HIV (Opinion) | Op-Ed Commentaries | wvgazettemail.com

This week, the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Amelia Ferrell Knisely reported that, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, “a new case of hepatitis C was reported nearly every eight hours in Kanawha County [in 2018].” This rate of infection is a five-year high for the county. The rate accelerated after the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department […]

Local newspapers are suffering, but they’re still (by far) the most significant journalism producers in their communities » Nieman Journalism Lab

The results show, fairly convincingly, that despite the economic hardships that local newspapers have endured, they remain, by far, the most significant providers of journalism in their communities. And while there is great hope and expectation that newer, online journalism sources will emerge to compensate for the cutbacks and closures affecting local newspapers, our study […]

Presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke to speak at Kent State – News – Akron Beacon Journal – Akron, OH

Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke is set to visit Northeast Ohio next week.O’Rourke will speak at Kent State University’s Risman Plaza at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, the Kent State College Democrats announced on Twitter Tuesday night. We are so happy to announce Presidential Candidate @BetoORourke will be on campus to speak […]