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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, The White House is seen from the Ellipse in Washington. Forty lobbyists with ties to President Donald Trump helped their clients secure over $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid. Among them are five former administration officials whose lobbying work potentially violates an ethics order Trump issued after taking office.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in federal virus aid

Jul. 6, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty lobbyists with ties to President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose work potentially violates Trump's own ethics policy, according to a report. The lobbyists identified Monday by...

Rosie Fisher, 4, is all smiles as her mom, Sara Nixon-Kirschner pulls her back on the swing at their home in Tucson, Ariz. on June 11, 2020. As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, residents in Tucson who have special medical issues of their own or concerning their children worry how much longer insurance will cover telemedicine appointments. (Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star via AP)

Tucson residents concerned telemedicine won't be offered

Jul. 5, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Many Arizona residents have raised concerns about how long insurance providers will cover video visits and telephone calls to doctors — instead of face-to-face interactions — during the pandemic. The rate of infection in Arizona is still rising and there is no vaccine, so...

This undated image provided by Express Scripts, shows Dr. Glen Stettin, Sr. Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer at Express Scipts. Express Scripts, a top prescription benefit manager with over 100 million customers, saw big jumps in people getting three-month refills via mail delivery, as people with chronic health problems stocked up early in the crisis. Refills jumped 18% between mid-March and mid-April. (Express Scripts via AP)

Pandemic triggers big swings in prescription drug use

Jun. 7, 2020 7:00 AM EDT

As most of the nation hunkered down amid the coronavirus pandemic, visits to doctor offices and outpatient clinics plunged. That's helping cause major swings in prescription drug use. Express Scripts, a top prescription benefit manager with over 100 million customers, saw big jumps in people getting three-month...