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) Hospitals Vow Fight to Keep Medicare Drug Subsidies. The Wall Street Journal, November 1, 2017.

Hospitals are threatening legal action to block the plan to lower what Medicare pays for certain drugs through the subsidy program.

2) EpiPen Failures Cited in Seven Deaths This Year, FDA Files Show. Bloomberg, November 2, 2017.

EpiPens have failed a reported 228 times this year, resulting in 35 hospitalizations and seven deaths.

3) Chuck Norris sues over MRI chemical he says poisoned wife. AP, November 1, 2017.

Actor Chuck Norris is suing medical device manufacturers in California, saying that his wife was poisoned by a chemical used in MRI scans.

4) FDA Warns Companies Against Claims That Marijuana Cures Diseases. The New York Times, November 1, 2017.

The FDA warned companies with marijuana-derived dietary supplements to stop pitching their products as cures for cancer.

5) States Expand Price-Fixing Accusations Against Generic Drug Companies. The Wall Street Journal, October 31, 2017.

Officials in some U.S. states want to expand a lawsuit accusing generic-drug companies of colluding to fix prices, including new allegations about the involvement of high-ranking executives.

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