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Knives

Laws that hurt women: Dangerous anti-choice policies in Texas and Ohio may have damaged women’s health

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Maternal mortality is up in Texas and abortion complications are up in Ohio, thanks to perilous new laws<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>September 2, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>For more than a decade, opponents of reproductive rights have cited a need to protect women's health to justify their attacks …

Feminism

Study: Ohio's abortion pill law led to worse health outcomes

A study suggests Ohio's restrictions on the so-called abortion pill led to a higher rate of side effects, more doctor visits and additional medical treatment for patients.<p>The law took effect in 2011 after a series of legal disputes.<p>More on this...<p>It initially required providers to follow outdated …

FDA

EpiPen isn't the only emergency medicine skyrocketing in price

The EpiPen and its maker, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, have been all over the news as of late.<p>Its price — which has gone from $93.88 to $608.61 since 2007 — has sparked outrage from a number of members of Congress, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and the general public.<p>But price hikes on …

Is Botox as safe as we think it is?

Sales for Botox – the drug that erases wrinkles and treats muscular disorders – reached nearly $2bn last year. The treatment is generally considered safe and doctors use it liberally, in part because of the view that it’s a relatively harmless and temporary solution to ailments real and …

Medicine

The EpiPen pricing-surge scandal brings out the worst parts of our government and healthcare system

His mother, Carolyn Janis, is anxious.<p>Noah is allergic to eggs, peanuts, and other nuts. It's compounded by severe asthma.<p>Janis has four EpiPens for her son that are past their expiration date, and one with its expiration coming up soon. He needs a new one for daycare, but she's not sure if she can …

How the EpiPen drug story went viral — and what may be next

The biopharmaceutical industry is under attack for its bafflingly complex pricing, and the target du jour is Mylan: The public and politicians are seething over the fact that the drug maker's epinephrine injector, the EpiPen, has more than quintupled in cost since 2007.<p>It now retails for more than …