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02/13/2019 - NPR by: Terry Gross
WASHINGTON, DC - Growing up, neuroscientist Judith Grisel would take little sips of alcohol at family events, but it wasn't until she was 13 that she experienced being drunk for the first time. Everything changed.

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02/13/2019 - Modern Healthcare by: Maria Castellucci
WASHINGTON, DC - The National Committee for Quality Assurance wants to revamp some of the quality measures the CMS uses to evaluate the services of Medicare Advantage plans, and it's looking for public feedback on those changes.

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02/13/2019 - CNN by: Michael Medelman
WASHINGTON, DC - A ketamine-like drug for treatment-resistant depression was backed by a US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday.

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02/13/2019 - The Associated Press by: Christopher Rugaber
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in December in the nearly two decades that records have been kept, evidence that the job market is strong despite several challenges facing the economy.

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02/13/2019 - Modern Healthcare by: Robert King
WASHINGTON, DC - HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the agency is exploring cracking down on a practice insurance plans use to make a patient start over on step therapy if they switch plans.

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02/13/2019 - Modern Healthcare by: Harris Meyer
WASHINGTON, DC - Younger consumers in the U.S. and six other advanced countries are more dissatisfied than older people with many characteristics of traditional healthcare, such as treatment effectiveness and lack of convenience and responsiveness, a new Accenture survey found.

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02/13/2019 - Politico by: Paul Demko
WASHINGTON, DC - The national effort to curb the opioid crisis faces another big potential obstacle — insurers who won’t pay for less-addictive ways to control patients’ pain.

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