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. States Reach $700 Million Settlement with Reckitt Benckiser. Reuters. October 23, 2019.

New York and other states have reached a $700 million settlement deal with Reckitt Benckiser over allegations that the drug distributor improperly marketed a drug to treat opioid addiction.

2) Republicans Unveil Latest Replacement for ObamaCare. The Hill. October 22, 2019.

House Republicans released the first part of their latest healthcare plan.

3) Federal Government Must Pay $1.6 Billion to Insurers for ObamaCare Losses. Bloomberg Law. October 22, 2019.

Federal Judge ruled that the government’s failure to reimburse insurers for reducing members’ cost-sharing obligations violated the Affordable Care Act.

4) Drug Pricing Bill Faces Resistance. Politico. October 22, 2019.

Democrats cautioned in a private caucus meeting that the current draft of the legislation could fall short of the party’s promise to authorize Medicare to negotiate prescription drug costs.

5) New Bill Aims to Help People in Poverty with “Neglected” Disease. The Hill. October 23, 2019.

The STOP (Study, Treat, Observe and Prevent) Neglected Diseases of Poverty Act plans to address the diseases, which the senator says contribute to “massive social and health disparities” across the country. 

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