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Longer Looks: Gun Research; Kentucky’s Medicaid; And Missouri’s Death Penalty

Each week, KHN’s Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web. Kaiser Health News

State Highlights: Medical Company Faces Criminal Charges Following Milwaukee Inmate’s Death; $7.5M Funds Approved in N.J. For Women’s Health

Media outlets report on news from Wisconsin, New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, Minnesota, Florida, Kentucky, Virginia, South Carolina, New York, Missouri, Michigan, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, Louisiana, California and Massachusetts. Kaiser Health News

Sweeping Study Settles Hot Debate Over Whether Antidepressants Even Work, Researchers Say

In general, newer antidepressants tend to be better tolerated due to fewer side effects, while the most effective drug in terms of reducing depressive symptoms was amitriptyline — a drug first discovered in the 1950s. Kaiser Health News

Good News For Kids And Needle-Phobes: FluMist OK’d For Use Two Years After Panel Pulled Recommendation

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to drop FluMist from the list of recommended vaccines starting in the 2016-2017 flu season after studies conducted by the CDC showed that the vaccine component that targets H1N1 flu viruses was not protecting people who got the vaccine. Kaiser Health News

Could This Century-Old Law Be Used To Curb Drug Prices? Democrats Think So

The law could allow HHS to use a patented invention — in this case hep C drugs — and the drugmaker wouldn’t be able to do anything about it other than to demand “reasonable” compensation. Democrats want HHS to take this step in hopes that a lower-cost generic could be manufactured. Meanwhile, HHS Secretary Alex […]