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) House defeats ‘right-to-try’ legislation to allow expanded us of experimental drugs. The Washington Post, March 13, 2018. 

The “right to try” bill would allow terminally ill patients early access to experimental drugs before they pass through the FDA.

2) Breach May Have Exposed St. Louis Patient Information Online. U.S. News, March 13, 2018.

Personal information of over 30,000 people may have been released online due to a breach in St. Louis.

3) Bipartisan bill would give DEA more power in setting opioid quotas. The Hill, March 12, 2018.

A bill has been introduced to increase the DEA’s ability to prevent opioid abuse.

4) Wasting away: How health systems are advancing the battle against low-value care. Modern Healthcare, March 10, 2018.

Healthcare leaders are looking for ways to cut costs and cut low-value care.

5) California Panel Rejects Government-Run Health Care. U.S. News, March 13, 2018. 

Judge dismissed lawsuit that challenged federal laws criminalizing marijuana.

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