NIDA director: New pain meds are still years away

It is challenging to hit clinical goals for pain treatment, and few investigational non-opioids have shown to be as effective as opioid options. New, less-addictive pain drug approvals have remained elusive. Volkow said even new…


Congress’ health agenda barrels toward 2020 buzz saw

That would be fine with some well-financed interest groups eager to keep the status quo. Doctor Patient Unity — a dark money group largely funded by two private equity-backed physician staffing companies — was the…



Judge blocks California law on dialysis clinics

A federal judge on Monday blocked enforcement of a California law aimed at preventing increased billing costs at dialysis clinics. There is “a dire public interest” in granting a preliminary injunction that would bar enforcement…