The range of preventive health services covered without a copay could be extended to include condoms and vasectomies. Media for Medical/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Public health officials want doctors to consider treating alcohol abuse with medications that have a track record of success. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients Jack Willis (center), Nolan Willis (right) and Max LeClaire, attended the opening of Sarepta Therapeutics new headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., in 2014. Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Controversy Continues Over Muscular Dystrophy Drug, Despite FDA Approval

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Dr. Harry Selker, a cardiologist, works on collaborations to improve delivery of medical care. M. Scott Brauer for NPR hide caption

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This Doctor Is Trying To Stop Heart Attacks In Their Tracks

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Breaking Taboo, Swedish Scientist Seeks To Edit DNA Of Healthy Human Embryos

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U.N. Pledges To Fight Antibiotic Resistance In Historic Agreement

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Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan Pharmacueticals, will face lawmakers' questions Wednesday about the company's steep price hikes for the company's life-saving EpiPen auto-injector. Dale Sparks/AP hide caption

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Mylan CEO Claims EpiPens Aren't As Profitable As Everyone Thinks

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Health care providers have to have permission from the federal government to provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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When Blind People Do Algebra, The Brain's Visual Areas Light Up

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HHS Issues New Rules To Open Up Data From Clinical Trials

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Eliminating disparities in cancer care requires more than just expanding Medicaid coverage, say cancer epidemiologists who found that patients with private insurance seemed to have a survival advantage. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images hide caption

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The start of flu season is still weeks or months away, but you can get a flu shot now at many pharmacies. "It's a way to get people into the store to buy other things," says Tom Charland, an analyst who tracks the walk-in clinic industry. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump released his medical records during a taping of The Dr. Oz Show with host Dr. Mehmet Oz, set to air Thursday. Sony Pictures Television hide caption

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