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) Several Drug Companies Settle Patent Cases. Bloomberg News, June 4, 2018. 

Recently several drug companies have been settling patent litigation.

2) Fort Myers doctor agrees to $2.8 million fine for Medicare fraud, kickback scheme. News Press, June 4, 2018.

Doctor’s who received kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies come to a settlement in Medicare scheme.

3) Medicare Part D spending rose despite prescriptions going down. Modern Healthcare, June 4, 2018.

Costs of these drugs is going up, however the use of these drugs are going down.

4) SC Governor Signs 9 Opioid Related Bills Into Law. US News, June 4, 2018.

SC Governor does this in an effort to address the opioid crisis in the state.

5) Some health insurers are acquiring practices as as an ongoing battle with hospitals continues. Modern Healthcare, June 3, 2018. 

Insurers are buying private practices.

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