Posts Tagged: Rickard

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) As tech giants compete for contracts, hospitals shift their data to the cloud. Stat+, March 12, 2019.  Hospitals are decreasing the amount of data stored in the cloud to protect against malware attacks. 2) UnitedHealthcare… 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) Former state employee charged in $200,000 Medicaid kickback scheme. The Detroit News, February 28, 2019.  A former state employee has been charged in a Medicaid kickback scheme that allowed them to pocket almost $200,000. 2)… 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) New Republican bill would retain and retool Obamacare. The Washington Examiner, February 25, 2019.  A Republican congressman is taking a shot at overhauling Medicare in an effort to reform healthcare. 2) UW Medicine data breach:… 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) Justices Seen as Likely to Strike Down Obamacare Requirement. Bloomberg News, February 20, 2019.  A law professor believes the Supreme Court will probably declare the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate unconstitutional. 2) Alternatives to Medicare-for-All… 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) AGs in Michigan, 3 other states seek to defend health law. Associated Press, January 31, 2019.  The Michigan Attorney General is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit to defend the federal health care law after… Read the rest »

On January 28, 2019, it was released that a founder and former employees of Insys are headed to trial for allegedly bribing Physicians to prescribe Fentanyl spray. This is one of many incidences where pharmaceutical companies resort to bribing physicians to prescribe their drug in order to boost sales. This practice is illegal and has… 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) U.S. judge to allow controversial evidence in Roundup cancer trials. Reuters, January 28, 2019.  The judge calls the decision most disappointing for Monsanto, who denies allegations that their product, Roundup causes cancer. 2) Dems hit… 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) Walgreens to Pay $269 Million on Claims It Overcharged Federal Programs. The Wall Street Journal, January 22, 2019.  The drugstore chain settles suits accusing it of billing for unneeded insulin pens. 2) Trump calls for cracking… Read the rest »