USA Today – Opioid epidemic: New laws restricting prescriptions go into effect in three states

New state laws in Michigan, Florida and Tennessee will limit greatly the amount of opioids that doctors are allowed to prescribe patients.

The Hill – Judge blocks Kentucky Medicaid work requirements

A federal judge has blocked a controversial Medicaid waiver in Kentucky that was set to go into effect Sunday and would have imposed work requirements on beneficiaries.

The New York Times – Ebola outbreak in central Africa Is ‘largely contained’

After a rapid response by health agencies and the rollout of a new vaccine, an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been declared “largely contained” by the World Health Organization.

AP – FDA ‘added sugars’ label proposal opposed

The FDA has received more than 3,000 comments on its proposal, most of which are from honey and maple syrup producers, the Wisconsin Public Radio reported. They argued that a label with the words “added sugars” is confusing and misleading, because nothing is being added.

The Hill – The Trump plan to reduce drug prices – are American patients first?

Unlike President Obama, who did not address drug prices, President Trump did to his credit, releasing in May 2018 through the Department of Health and Human Services a 40-page document titled “American Patients First-The Trump Administration Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Cost.”