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) In Puerto Rico, Health Concerns Grow Amid Lack of Clean Water, Medical Care. The Wall Street Journal, October 4, 2017.

The aftermath of Hurricane Maria includes many health concerns in Puerto Rico, including lack of clean water, supplies, and oxygen tanks.

2) Fugitive Macomb dentist wanted in Medicaid fraud case nabbed in Caribbean. Detroit Free Press, October 3, 2017.

A Macomb County dentist facing fraud charges was apprehended by U.S. Marshals in the Dominican Republic.

3) House GOP proposes 5-year extension for children’s health. AP, October 4, 2017. 

Under new Republican legislation, the CHIP program would get 5 more years of funding.

4) CMS may reverse agency support on unique device identifier requirements. Healthcare IT News, October 2, 2017.

CMS is debating the partial adoption of unique device identifiers that would help identify dangerous devices, but would burden physicians.

5) Mylan surges, Teva slumps after FDA approves Copaxone copy. Reuters, October 4, 2017.

The FDA approved Mylan’s generic version of the multiple sclerosis treatment Copaxone.

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