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) Drugmakers may have to disclose prices of medicine in television ads. The Washington Post, October 15, 2018. 

In an effort to reduce drug spending a proposed Trump administration rule would require drug companies to disclose their prices in T.V. ads.

2) Father, son plead guilty to $27M health care scamThe Associated Press, October 15, 2018.

Father, son physicians in California have plead guilty to fraud to the Affordable Care Act in at least 12 states.

3) Jurors urge judge not to throw out $289M herbicide cancer verdict. The Washington Post, October 14, 2018. 

Jurors plead with judge to uphold their guilty verdict against herbicide company Monsanto in cancer verdict.

4) Anthem to pay $16M to resolve privacy breach involving some 79 million policy holders. The Associated Press, October 15, 2018.

The insurer has agreed to pay the above sum to resolve the issues stemming from a privacy hack, the largest in U.S. history.

5) Democrats counter Trump push for cheaper, limited health plans. The Wall Street Journal, October 9, 2018.

Democrats fight to stop the Trump administrations push for cheaper, more limited health care plans.

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