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BURLINGTON  | Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vermont) that closes a loophole in the federal Medicaid program exploited by drug companies to minimize drug discounts... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

TICONDEROGA |  Approximately 1,300 Walgreens-owned Rite Aid stores will convert to the Walgreens brand over the next 12 months. Read more

The Sun

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The midterm elections, which saw Democrats win the House and Republicans expand their Senate majority, will govern the details underpinning health care for at least the next two years. Read more

Editorials

America’s convoluted payment/insurance system is why our per capita healthcare costs far exceed any other developed country, with worse health outcomes. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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PLATTSBURGH | More than any other issue, health care has animated the national and local political landscape during the midterm election cycle. Read more

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Despite being one of the most developed countries in the world, we still lack a health care system which provides affordable health care for all. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Social Security Administration announced last week that cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) to beneficiaries will be 2.8 percent next year. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Candidates are refining their health care pitches in the waning days of the race for New York’s 21st Congressional District. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | The House passed a pair of bills this week designed to boost transparency in prescription drug purchasing. Read more

The Sun

We all know that many prescription medications cost too much. Read more

Guest Columnists

MIDDLEBURY | Several Vermont State Police barracks and municipal police station in our area now accept unused and unwanted prescription medication from members of the public year-round. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Trump administration last week issued new insurance rules that will allow patients to purchase health care plans originally designed for short-term use. Read more

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QUEENSBURY | Hudson Headwaters was heading towards an iceberg following the pending expiration of a Affordable Care Act-related funding stream for community health centers. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The area’s first medical marijuana dispensary will be under new ownership next week. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Town Police Department now has an officer trained as a narcotics investigator. Read more

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QUEENSBURY | Warren County Budget Officer Frank Thomas said if the county can raise taxes while remaining under the cap, it should do so. Read more

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Jamarr Robinson, 36, of Philadelphia, Pa. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

The current opioid epidemic was caused by a deadly intersection of many factors: greed, fear, the quest to feel good, misinformation and legitimate efforts to treat acute and chronic pain. Read more

Community Columnists

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PERU | Peru Health Mart Pharmacy is being rebranded as Kinney Drugs. Read more

The Sun

TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Neighbors Addressing Drug Abuse (TiNADA) Coalition focuses on friends sharing hope about recovery from drug dependence. Read more

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