Commentary: We need legislation to lower skyrocketing drug prices
Curbing high drug prices is an issue that cuts across all political lines. In a new GHN Commentary, Della “Trip” Stoner says it’s time for Congress to act on the issue. She gives the example of insulin, which is used by people with diabetes.  “The price of insulin has increased... Read more
Georgia patients deserve relief from rising drug prices
By Della “Trip” Stoner Price gouging by large, brand-name pharmaceutical companies has sparked a crisis of affordability for Georgia patients — a crisis that demands action from our elected officials in Washington. Insulin, a medication that I, like the approximately 1.1 million other Georgians living with diabetes, need every day to... Read more
Five unreported cases started Cobb County measles outbreak
The recent Cobb County measles outbreak began in October with five cases that were not reported to public health officials. Health officials didn’t learn of the October cases — all within one family — until they began investigating the six additional cases that emerged in November in the suburban... Read more
Blood tests show environmental exposure to ethylene oxide
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. Story updated Illinois residents living about a half mile away from a medical sterilization facility have levels of the cancer-causing gas ethylene oxide in their blood that are about 50%... Read more
Danger in the ground: Lead contaminates neighborhood
Rosario Hernandez regularly gardens with her grandchildren at her two Atlanta properties in the English Avenue district, about a mile from Mercedes-Benz Stadium. So Hernandez, who works with Historic Westside Gardens, was alarmed when an Emory University team analyzed the soil in July 2018 and discovered it contained unsafe... Read more

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