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) eClinicalWorks hit with second class-action suit, charged with ‘deceptive’ practices. Healthcare IT News, January 3, 2018.

EHR vendor eClinicalWorks has been charged in a new lawsuit alleging that the vendor committed fraud and breach of contract.

2) W.H.O. Approves a Safe, Inexpensive Typhoid Vaccine. The New York Times, January 3, 2018.

A new highly effective vaccine has been approved to fight Typhoid fever, which kills up to 160,000 people per year.

3) Drugmakers raise 2018 U.S. prices, stick to self-imposed limits. Reuters, January 2, 2018. 

Drugmakers raised prices on dozens of medicines, with raises within a 10% self-imposed limit.

4) N.H.S. Overwhelmed in Britain, Leaving Patients to Wait. The New York Times, January 3, 2018.

Hospitals are packed and non-urgent surgeries have been postponed due to budget cuts, a flue outbreak, and cold weather.

5) FDA issues recall on J&J heart device. Reuters, January 2, 2018.

The FDA issued a recall of a heart device made by Johnson & Johnson due to a faulty valve.

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