Posts Tagged: EpiPen

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Meaningful Measures specifics emerge: CMS program will track 18 areas. Healthcare IT News, November 28, 2017. CMS released core measures that aim to focus on high-quality healthcare and meaningful outcomes for patients. 2) Drug… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Hospitals Vow Fight to Keep Medicare Drug Subsidies. The Wall Street Journal, November 1, 2017. Hospitals are threatening legal action to block the plan to lower what Medicare pays for certain drugs through the… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Twenty U.S. states join generic drug price-fixing lawsuit. Reuters, March 1, 2017. States have joined a lawsuit alleging that six companies conspired to raise the prices of two generic drugs. 2) Frisco-based chain could… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) EpiPen Manufacturer will be a No-Show at Senate Hearing. AP, November 21, 2016. Mylan is refusing to testify on a settlement over its EpiPen. 2) CMS seeks to block supplemental Medicaid payments to providers.… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) FDA to hold two-day meeting on off-label drug marketing. STAT, November 8, 2016. The FDA will hold a public meeting to review the extent to which off-label information about medicines may be given to… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Medical startup aims to put your primary care doctor in the cloud. STAT, October 5, 2016. Sherpaa aims to fill coverage gaps found in many insurance plans by replacing doctor visits with text messages… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Furor Over Drug Prices Puts Patient Advocacy Groups in Bind. The New York Times, September 27, 2016. Patient advocacy groups have not spoken out against the cost of drugs, because many of the groups… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) IBM: Employees, not outsiders, are responsible for majority of cyber threats. Healthcare IT News, September 21, 2016. Healthcare employees open the door to theft, malware, ransomware and many other problems. 2) Mylan CEO Faces… Read the rest »