STAT– Nation’s first drug affordability board becomes law today

A first-of-its-kind measure that created a state board in Maryland to cap payments for expensive prescription drugs becomes law today.

 

Kaiser Health News– State lawmakers eye federal dollars to boost mental health counseling by peers

Frierson and Jones are former mental health patients who now work with the Reach Out program, part of the nonprofit Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients, which provides what is called peer support.

 

CBS– Alcoholic beverages should carry cancer warnings, health groups say

Consumer and public health agencies are calling on federal regulators to add new warning labels on alcoholic beverages to indicate they may cause cancer.

 

AP News– Trump administration agrees to delay health care rule

The Trump administration has agreed to postpone implementing a rule allowing medical workers to decline performing abortions or other treatments on moral or religious grounds while the so-called “conscience” rule is challenged in a California court.

Medical News– Type 2 diabetes: Low carb diet, without weight loss, may lower risk

A new study from Ohio State University has found that a low carb diet can help those at a higher risk of developing diabetes — even if they do not actually lose any weight.