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That’s A lot of Scratch: The $48,329 Allergy Test

October 30, 2018

The English professor from Eureka, Calif., always had been sensitive to ingredients in skin creams and cosmetics. This time, however, the antifungal cream she was prescribed to treat her persistent rash seemed to make things worse. Was she allergic to that, too? Read More

California Nurses Move Their ‘Medicare-for-all’ Fight to the National Stage

October 30, 2018

The union representing 100,000 nurses across California has shifted its “Medicare-for-all” campaign from California to the national stage, perhaps relieving political pressure on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom to fulfill what the union sees as his top campaign promise: Delivering a single-payer health care system in the nation’s largest state. Read More

Health-Care Companies Pour $46.7 Million Into Midterm Vote

October 30, 2018

The health-care industry has given $46.7 million to candidates in the midterm elections this year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, pouring money into a tightly fought battle between Democrats and Republicans over control of Congress. Read More