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 Sue to Block HHS From Slashing Lucrative Drug Subsidies. The Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2017. 

The American Hospital Association and other groups have sued the Trump administration to stop cuts to drug subsidies.

2) Loxo signs lucrative cancer drug deal with Bayer, but shares fall. Reuters, November 14, 2017.

Loxo Oncology signed an agreement promising cancer drugs to Bayer AG that could be worth up to $1.55 billion.

3) Debilitated Players Accuse N.F.L. of Stalling on Settlement Payments. The New York Times, November 13, 2017.

Families of former NFL players say the league is obstructing access to a settlement over concussions by rejecting valid claims and having unreasonable demands.

4) Some solicit, others sue: Doctors take various tacks to respond to online reviews. STAT, November 13, 2017.

More patients are speaking up through surveys and rating websites about their physicians, and some physicians are not happy.

5) Digital Pills that Talk to Your Doctor Are Here. The Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2017.

A digital drug signals smartphones so doctors can track if patients are taking their medication.

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