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Doctor enters Colorado Senate race, says he appeals to all voters

A neurosurgeon who believes Obamacare is "fatally flawed" and that Republicans and Democrats aren't solving problems in Washington is running for the U.

Udall on the rocks in Colorado

UDALL ON THE ROCKS IN COLORADO Why did incumbent Sen. Mark Udall , D-Colo., take the risky step this week of making his first television ad of the cycle a social issue attack? A new Quinnipiac University poll tells us why. The race, previously considered a safe Democratic retention, is now dead head.

Colorado's monitoring of psychotropics trails other states' efforts

Colorado lags other states that established policies years ago to reduce the use of powerful psychotropic drugs by children in foster care.

Drug firms have used dangerous tactics to drive sales to treat kids

Pharmaceutical companies wooed academic leaders, ghostwrote articles, suppressed damaging health data and lavished doctors with gifts to make prescribing powerful psychotropic drugs to children a blockbuster profit center, a trail of lawsuits over the past two decades shows.

Drug companies have used dangerous tactics to drive sales to treat kids

Pharmaceutical companies wooed academic leaders, ghostwrote articles, suppressed damaging health data and lavished doctors with gifts to make prescribing powerful psychotropic drugs to children a blockbuster profit center, a trail of lawsuits over the past two decades shows.

25% of Colorado foster kids on psychotropic

DENVER (AP) - A University of Colorado analysis found that more than 25 percent of Colorado's foster children in 2012 were prescribed psychotropic drugs and that about half of the children who were taking antipsychotics drugs were for "off-label" reasons not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration. ...

Colorado responds slowly to psychotropic drug use among foster kids

Diego Conde was 12 when his mother died, devastated and bursting with rage at the rotten way life was treating him.

Texas Medicaid holds off on proposed limits for Gilead hepatitis drug

Texas is reconsidering whether to impose strict limits on Gilead Sciences' $84,000 hepatitis C treatment for patients on the state's Medicaid health plan for the poor, at the urging of outside advisers, a state official said on Friday. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, which oversees Medicaid, had proposed a policy to allow the drug, Sovaldi, to be used mainly for sicker patients ...

Losing Patience, and Patients, With Medicaid

Millions of new enrollees may have trouble finding doctors to see them

U.S. database for tracking Medicaid frauds falls short, auditor says

A federal data-sharing system meant to prevent healthcare providers banned from one state's Medicaid program from billing another state's program isn't working as intended, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General. Two years after its creation, the data-sharing system contained no records from 17 states or the District of Columbia of doctors ...


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