June 25, 2019 | by Nqaba Matshazi

LSC Urges Cooperation Among Key Stakeholders In New Report On Opioid Crisis

opioid epidemic

June 25, 2019

LSC Urges Cooperation Among Key Stakeholders In New Report On Opioid Crisis

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC), which created an Opioid Task Force to identify the civil

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vaccines consent

June 21, 2019

AMA Backs States Allowing ‘Mature Minors’ to Consent to Vaccinations

The American Medical Association (AMA) has voted to support state policies that allow “mature

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Healthcare costs

June 09, 2019

Healthcare costs, among top financial problems for Americans, query finds

Healthcare costs are on the top of the most important financial problems and issues list that

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UnitedHealthcare

June 02, 2019

UnitedHealthcare Named, Once Again, the Most Valuable Healthcare Brand

The 2019 report from Brand Finance on the top 25 healthcare brands was just published on May 22nd.

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electronic cigarettes

April 07, 2019

FDA Investigates Link Between Electronic Cigarette Use And Seizures

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a possible link between electronic

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MedPAC

March 27, 2019

MedPAC Recommends 2.8% Increase In Hospital Base Payments

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has called on Congress to increase hospital base

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Trump Administration healthcare prices

March 14, 2019

Trump Administration Seeks Public Disclosure of Negotiated Hospital Rates With Insurance Companies

According to a recent concept put forward by the Federal Register and covered by the Wall Street

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Lyft collaboration BCBSA

February 14, 2019

Lyft Expands NEMT Collaboration With BCBSA And Humana

With an estimated 3.6 million Americans missing medical appointments annually due to lack of

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surprise medical bills

January 28, 2019

President Trump calls for drastic measures against surprise medical bills

As patients and doctors joined President Donald Trump in the White House on Wednesday to share

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Walmart -CVS

January 23, 2019

Walmart, CVS Kiss And Make Up After Row Over Prescription Drug Pricing

Just days after Walmart announced it was quitting CVS’ pharmacy benefit network for

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CVS-Aetna merger

January 18, 2019

CVS-Aetna merger, hindered by the government shutdown

The long-awaited merger between CVS and Aetna faced another obstacle this week, with the

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American Hospitals

January 17, 2019

American Hospitals now Required to List Their Medical Prices Online

Hospitals in America are now required to post their list prices online as of January 1st, 2019.

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Sanford Health

January 13, 2019

Sanford Health and Good Samaritan Society Finalize Merger

The medical and health insurance provider, Sanford Health and the senior care provider,

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Cigna

December 23, 2018

Acquisition by Cigna of Express Scripts Confirmed

Cigna, the health payer, has confirmed that they have secured approval from the state departments

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FDA

December 20, 2018

FDA Issues Draft Guidance For Oncology Companion Diagnostics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a draft guidance, the aim of which is to

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shingles vaccine

December 18, 2018

Shingles vaccine shortage sends people on pharmacy pilgrimage for Christmas

Bad news for people who want to protect themselves against the painful rash known as shingles. A

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HIPAA rules

December 09, 2018

Healthcare providers: change HIPAA rules to prevent healthcare coordination

After the Interoperability and Patient Access Rule (submitted Sept. 21), which should be revised

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Xofluza

November 02, 2018

FDA Approves Xofluza, First New Flu Drug in 2 Decades

A new type of flu drug is about to be introduced to the American health market. Xofluza is the

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breast cancer gel

October 31, 2018

Northwestern is Recruiting Patients to Test Breast Cancer Gel

Breast cancer patients now have a potentially safer treatment option to look forward to.

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Health Equity

October 22, 2018

Innovators: Call for Prize Winning Ways to Reduce Unequal Healthcare Access

Of the multiple factors that contribute to someone’s overall health, many are outside of the

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Nobel laureates

October 21, 2018

2018 Nobel Laureates’ Contribute to Better, More Compassionate Medicine

Principles of antique medicine say a healthy body is not enough, one must also have a sane mind.

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Rush University Medical Center

October 15, 2018

Rush University Medical Center Second Among 99 Academic Medical Centers

Rush University Medical Center ranked second, two spots higher than last year, on a national list

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OpGen And ILUM

October 13, 2018

New York State Partners OpGen And ILUM For Antimicrobial Research

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has partnered with OpGen and ILUM Health

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Medicare Advantage Plans

September 26, 2018

New Changes to Medicare Advantage Plans Could Delay Treatment for Millions of Seriously Ill Patients

A recent decision from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that allows Medicare

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doctor shortage

September 06, 2018

Doctor shortage in the US is getting worse. The American healthcare system is at risk

When deciding upon a place to live, among the important considerations besides appropriate housing

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Missouri Medicaid

September 05, 2018

Data breach at Missouri Medicaid. Some Illinois patients are impacted.

The personal information of almost 20,000 children was accidentally disclosed in a healthcare data

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health and wellness

August 17, 2018

This Week in Healthtech: Technology is Reshaping How We Exercise

Week ending 08-17-2018: reshaping the health and wellness industry with smart technology

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August 10, 2018

This Week in Healthtech: Smart Technology for Baby Boomers

Week ending 08-10-2018: tech companies are looking to expand to the senior community Smart

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AI Revolutionizes Diagnosis

July 27, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Artificial Intelligence Revolutionizes Diagnosis

Week Ending 07-27-2018: Funding for AI Startups advancing medical diagnosis, NIH lends support to

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