Judge rules against Florida in fight to place children in nursing homes

TALLAHASSEE After a decades-long legal battle, a federal judge on Friday ordered Florida to make changes to keep children with complex medical conditions out of nursing homes and help them receive care in their homes or family communities. US District Judge Donald Middlebrooks, siding with the US Department of Justice, ruled that Florida violated the … Read more

The overlooked 80-year-old antibiotic could provide a new way to fight hard-to-treat infections

Green glowing bacteria

A research group has found that Nourseothricin, an old antibiotic, could be effective against drug-resistant bacteria. Improved purification techniques have identified less toxic forms of the antibiotic, particularly streptothricin-F, which exhibit strong activity against Gram-negative bacteria by binding to a bacterial ribosomal subunit and inducing translation errors, offering a unique approach to combat such infections. … Read more

What to know about the drug price fight in those TV commercials

What to know about the drug price fight in those TV commercials

Pharmacy benefit managers are intermediaries who work with drug companies and insurers, helping set retail prices for the prescription drugs Americans rely on for their health. They are now the subject of a series of new bills in Congress. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption toggle caption on/off Robert F. Bukaty/AP Pharmacy benefit managers are intermediaries … Read more

What is “to serve”? How is it related to trauma and the “fight or flight” response?

The woman with the tattoos crosses her arms

You’ve probably heard of fight-or-flight responses to distressing situations. You may also be familiar with the freezing tendency. But there is another defense or survival strategy that a person can have: the fawn. When our brain perceives a threat in our environment, our sympathetic nervous system takes over and a person may experience any or … Read more

Patients squeezed into the fight over who gets to bill expensive infusion drugs

A photo of Paula Bruton Shepard receiving an infusion in a hospital.

Health insurers and medical providers are fighting over who should provide high-cost infusion drugs for patients, with the fight over profits now spilling into state homes across the country. The problem is that some insurers are bypassing hospital pharmacies and doctor’s offices and instead shipping more complex drugs through third-party pharmacies. Those pharmacies then ship … Read more

5 signs you’re in a constant state of “fight or flight”

Experts explain how stress can affect our emotions, memory, sleep and relationships.

Experts explain how stress can affect our emotions, memory, sleep and relationships. Experts explain how stress can affect our emotions, memory, sleep and relationships. You may have heard of the fight-or-flight response, an evolutionary mechanism that allows us to enter a state of survival in the presence of physical or psychological threats. And while the … Read more