Posts Tagged: painkiller

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Tighter Prescribing Rules: An Anti-Abuse Strategy That Could Hurt Patients in Pain. Kaiser Health News, November 30, 2016. Many states are making it harder for doctors to prescribe addictive painkillers to patients, however, this… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) FDA Panel Urges Mandatory Opioid Training for Doctors. The Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2016. An advisory panel endorsed mandatory training for doctors who prescribe opioid painkillers. 2) Anthem CFO to resign as insurer… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) F.D.A. Toughens Warning Labels for Some Opioid Painkillers. The New York Times, March 22, 2016. The FDA is requiring new warning labels regarding the risks of abuse and death in using opioid painkillers. 2)… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Novartis Heart-Failure Pill Hits Hurdles With Doctors. The Wall Street Journal, March 16, 2016. Entresto, a heart-failure pill has been called remarkable, but doctors are not prescribing it. 2) Report ranks counties in Michigan… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) U.S. Officials Propose Test Program Aimed at Lowering Medicare Drug Costs. The Wall Street Journal, March 8, 2016. A proposed test program would see if lowering reimbursements would prompt Medicare doctors to choose lower-cost… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) OIG to CMS: Make EHR fraud prevention efforts a priority. Healthcare IT News, April 1, 2015.  The Office of Inspector General is yet again calling out CMS for failing to address fraud vulnerabilities in… Read the rest »