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) FDA warns ‘critical’ drug shortages possible after Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico. USA Today, September 26, 2017.

Patients could experience shortages since Puerto Rico’s drug manufacturing industry came to a halt.

2) Coffee sold in California could carry cancer warning labels. CNBC, September 26, 2017.

A non-profit group wants coffee manufacturers to post warnings about cancer-causing chemicals in every coffee.

3) Wayne State wins lawsuit against pediatrics group, but issues remain. Crain’s, September 27, 2017.

A Michigan judge ruled in favor of Wayne State in a a bylaws dispute, but did not resolve all of the issues.

4) You’ve heard about precision medicine. Now get ready for precision drug ads. STAT, September 26, 2017.

Companies are going to target drug adds for specific patients and demographics.

5) Oct. 1 deadline looming for EHR hardship exemption. Healthcare IT News, September 25, 2017.

Providers participating in the EHR incentive program are facing the deadline to file a hardship exemption or pay a penalty.

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