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Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

 

Trump signs bills to help patients stop overpaying for drugs

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Interested in Donald Trump? Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Insurers will no longer be able to bar pharmacists from telling consumers when paying cash would be cheaper than using insurance for their prescriptions, as a result of bills signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump. The two bills had broad bipartisan support as a consumer-friendly move to correct “gag rules” that many viewed as an egregiousRead More


Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The youngster’s mysterious symptoms stumped every expert his parents consulted: No diagnosis explained why he couldn’t sit up on his own, or why he’d frequently choke, or his neurologic and intestinal abnormalities. Then they turned to a new national network that aims to diagnose the rarest of rare diseases — and learned Will Kilquist is the only person known in the world, so far, to harbor one particular genetic mutation that triggered all those health problems. “It kind of put me at peaceRead More


‘The View’ hosts get candid about ‘going through it’ on World Mental Health Day

Daily World News Top Stories business politics On World Mental Health Day, “The View” co-hosts had an open conversation about their own experiences and discussed the role of social media in the growing mental health crisis. Meghan McCain spoke about working through the death of her father in August, on her third day back at the show. “One of the things I wanted to say when I came back was that we do not talk about grief and death enough at all,” McCain said. “I’m in an intense grieving processRead More


Your pharmacist can now try to save you money on drug prices, as ‘gag orders’ are gone

Daily World News Top Stories business politics This is a Kaiser Health News story. For years, most pharmacists couldn’t give customers even a clue about an easy way to save money on prescription drugs. But the restraints are coming off. When the cash price for a prescription is less than what you would pay using your insurance plan, pharmacists will no longer have to keep that a secret. President Donald Trump was scheduled to sign two bills Wednesday that ban “gag order” clauses in contracts between pharmacies and insurance companiesRead More


Doctors give Medicare’s proposal to pay for telemedicine poor prognosis

Daily World News Top Stories business politics This story is from Kaiser Health News. The Trump administration wants Medicare for the first time to embrace telemedicine across the country by paying doctors $14 for a five-minute “check-in” phone call with their patients. But many physicians say the proposed reimbursement will cover a service they already do for free. And the Medicare reimbursement — intended to motivate doctors to communicate with patients outside the office — could have a chilling effect on patients because they would be required to pay aRead More


Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it’s campaign fodder

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Senate Democrats briefly turned the chamber’s subject to health care Wednesday, just four days after lawmakers’ nasty war over confirming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. And while Democrats lost the vote, they hope they’ve gained a message that will bolster their chances of winning Senate control in next month’s elections. It was a near party-line vote. The outcome was no surprise. Democrats say the effort will help them in November because health care remains a top concern for voters. Trump has made itRead More


Hurricane Michael: ‘Too late to flee’ storm set to hit Florida

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The storm is already making its presence felt on coastal Florida US officials say it is too late to flee from the path of Hurricane Michael – a category four storm – hours before it is due to hit the US mainland. The storm is forecast to make landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and is expected to be the largest storm to hit the region in 100 years. Florida Governor Rick Scott warned citizens of “unimaginable devastation”.Read More


BBC News disrupted by software glitch

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Image caption Bulletins on the BBC News channel showed recorded material from 15:00 BST The BBC had to replace live broadcasts with recorded material on its TV news channels for about an hour on Wednesday following a technical glitch. The issue affected OpenMedia, a new computer system rolled out across BBC News outlets over the past six months. The software’s supplier, Annova, has been helping to investigate the fault’s cause. Engineers believe they have now addressed the problem. The BBC website was unaffectedRead More


BBC Parliament programmes saved – but the BBC warns of further cuts

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Planned cuts to programmes on BBC Parliament have been shelved. The corporation said in July that the TV channel would no longer make bespoke programmes but would still show live coverage when parliament is sitting. However, in September, BBC director general Tony Hall told a committee of MPs he thought the edited daily and weekly programmes should carry on. The corporation has now confirmed that highlights shows The Day and Week in Parliament will continue. However, it has warned that other services mayRead More


The Latest: French court overturns breast implant ruling

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The Latest on the faulty breast implant scandal (all times local): 4 p.m. France’s highest court has overturned an appeals court ruling that required around 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants. Wednesday’s decision by the Court of Cassation means that the years-long case must be retried. It’s one of multiple legal cases stemming from the scandal, which began with a fraud conviction of the manufacturer of the implants, French company Poly Implant Prothese, orRead More