Letters for May 30: America needs a single-payer healthcare system

Re Patients Served by Transparency in Healthcare Pricing (Other opinions, May 18): Dr. Michael Laynes\’ editorial was quite good. We do not have a universal, socialized system of medicine in the United States due to the power and influence exercised by insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry, and other non-direct care organizations. Their financial support of … Read more

The drug shortage in America reaches new heights

Illustration: Ada Amer/Axios Shortages of cancer drugs and other life-saving drugs are reaching their worst point in a decade, forcing doctors to develop alternative solutions and the Biden administration to mount a government-wide response. Because matter: Shortages are emerging deep-seated problems in the American drug supply chain, especially with regards to commonly used generic drugs. … Read more