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. Justice Department Reports Record Number of Health Fraud Cases Bloomberg

The Department of Justice opened a record number of cases last year involving healthcare fraud.

  1. Experts call new weight-loss drug ‘groundbreaking’ and a ‘game changer’ The Detroit News

An injectable drug has been approved by the FDA to fight obesity.

  1. Connecticut physician ordered to pay $15M in billing fraud case Becker’s Hospital Review

A primary care physician was ordered to pay nearly $15 Million for allegedly billing for treatments that were not provided and for over billing.

  1. A malaria vaccine with live parasites shows promise in a small trial ScienceNews

A vaccine is in development to fight malaria and has shown an 87.5% efficacy in a small group of participants.

  1. Philip Morris to buy nicotine gum maker Fertin Pharma in push for smoke-free products Reuters

Philip Morris is looking to build its smoke-free portfolio with the purchase of nicotine gum maker.

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