Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

1) Cambridge biotech firm Moderna wins Zika vaccine grant. Boston Globe, September 7, 2016.

An $8 million grant was awarded to accelerate development of a vaccine for the Zika virus.

2) FDA warns against widely used ovarian cancer screening test. STAT, September 7, 2016.

CA 125 blood tests have been used extensively to test for ovarian cancer, despite not being recommended.

3) St. Jude sues short-seller over heart device allegations. Reuters, September 7, 2016.

St. Jude sued Muddy Waters and MedSec Holdings Ltd for intentionally disseminating false information about heart devices.

4) Ransomware: 88 percent of U.S. attacks hit healthcare entities. Healthcare IT News, September 7, 2016.

88% of all ransomware detections in all U.S. industries occurred at healthcare organizations.

5) S&P upgrades Henry Ford Health System’s bond rating. Crain’s, September 7, 2016.

Henry Ford Health System was upgraded to having a stable outlook.

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