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. Judge: Hospital need not fund doc’s defense in murder case The Detroit News

Trinity Health does not need to cover the costs of a doctor’s defense against murder charges in the deaths of 25 hospital patients.

  1. U.S. secures 300 million doses of potential AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Reuters

The United States has secured millions of doses of an experimental vaccine by pledging $1.2 billion.

  1. To ‘do no harm,’ invest in cybersecurity Healthcare IT News

Downtime after a cyberattack can result in harm to patients, and patient care includes protecting medical data.

  1. Gilead ups its donation of the COVID-19 drug remdesivir for U.S. hospitals STAT

Gilead Sciences has upped the number of doses it’s donating to the federal government from 607,000 to around 940,000.

  1. Doctor who misdiagnosed epilepsy cases surrenders license The Detroit News

A Metro Detroit epilepsy doctor surrendered his license after claims that he misdiagnosed and mistreated young patients.

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