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) Want to avoid a drug pricing backlash? Keep the cost to yourself. STAT, April 12, 2017.

Drug companies are delaying price announcements to avoid negative publicity.

2) Lawyers working at Guantanamo sue Pentagon over cancer risk. Reuters, April 11, 2017. 

Lawyers who work at Guantanamo Bay prison sued the U.S. Department of Defense saying that they have been forced to work in contaminated areas.

3) In the Tennessee Delta, a poor community loses its hospital – and sense of security. The Washington Post, April 11, 2017.

Nearly 80 rural hospitals have closed since 2010, leaving rural communities without emergent care.

4) On the new FDA chief’s agenda: A bipartisan bill to regulate diagnostic lab tests. STAT, April 12, 2017.

A bipartisan bill under consideration in the House would regulate diagnostic tests.

5) Apple has a secret team working on the holy grail for treating diabetes. CNBC, April 12, 2017.

Apple has hired a small team of biomedical engineers to develop sensors to noninvasively monitor blood sugar levels to better treat diabetes.

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