News bites: Hands off the healthcare law

The deficit-cutting supercommittee is staying clear of the healthcare reform law, Politico reports.

Drug shortages affect more than half a million cancer patients, reports NPR.

New research suggests where people live is at least as important as race, age and genetics in determining a person's health, the Baltimore Sun reports.

One in five U.S. adults is now taking at least one psychiatric drug such as antidepressants, antipsychotics and anti-anxiety medications, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of pharmacy-claims data.

Public confidence that employers and unions will continue to offer health coverage has fallen, according to the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute.