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) 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 be first free-standing emergency room on U.S. airport property. Dallas News, March 1, 2017.

A Texas chain could be the first to open a free-standing ER on the property of a U.S. airport.

3) Instead of Trashing a $600 EpiPen, Some Patients Get a Refill. Kaiser Health News, March 1, 2017.

Some frustrated physicians are working around high prices and creating their own solutions for EpiPens.

4) For Some Hospice Patients, a 911 Call Saves a Trip to the ER. Kaiser Health News, February 28, 2017.

Certain paramedics have been trained in hospice support roles, to attempt to avoid unnecessary ER trips for hospice patients.

5) Pfizer accuses former global marketing director of taking trade secrets. STAT, March 1, 2017.

Pfizer has accused a former director of misappropriating confidential and sensitive information when she left the company last month.

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