Health Care

Analyst: Industry, government must address prescription cost drivers

A national expert who specializes in analyzing what causes prescription drugs to increase said that both the public and private sectors must address pricing...

Audit: Grand Rapids Home veterans missing $600K

A state audit released this month shows that the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans has, on multiple occasions since 2015, mishandled funds to the...

Poll: Strong support for graduated income tax

A new statewide poll shows that three-quarters of Michiganders support a graduated tax system in which the wealthy would pay more. The poll from...

Michigan PFAS expert prods Congress to act

WASHINGTON — Thousands of hardy, toxic chemicals could be threatening the nation’s water supply, and the federal government should step in to help combat...

AG office drops Flint criminal charges against Lyon, others, reboots investigation

Updated 3:47 p.m., 5:05 p.m., 7:55 p.m. with comments from Neeley, Schuette, Whitmer, corrected headline Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office announced today that she has...

Report: Trump poverty formula could cut number of welfare recipients

President Donald Trump’s administration is considering changing how the federal government calculates poverty. But the proposed adjustment could lead to fewer people being eligible for...

Castro releases lead proposal following trip to Flint

After his weekend trip to Flint, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro has released a plan to “eliminate lead poisoning...

Julián Castro 1st of 2020 Dems to visit Flint

Julián Castro made himself the 14th Democratic presidential candidate to campaign in Michigan — but he was the first to visit Flint, which remains...

FDA advises cosmetics recall over asbestos after outcry from Dingell, Tlaib

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it's advised retailers Beauty Plus and Claire’s to recall makeup that tested positive for asbestos, a...

Rick Haglund: Below the surface, Michigan’s economy has serious flaws

Let’s start with some good news: Michigan has the 13th best economy in the country, far surpassing the performance of surrounding Great Lakes states,...

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