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Healthcare Coalition Proposes Ways to Combat Drug Shortages

A coalition of healthcare groups issued a series of recommendations last week to address the ongoing shortages of critical medications across the country. Among the groups that formulated the ... read more

Healthcare deal value skyrocketed in 2017: PwC

The CVS Health-Aetna deal accounted for nearly 44% of total deal value for the year and 78% of deal value in the fourth quarter. Even without that proposed mega-merger ... companies look for ways to ... read more

How to prevent shortages of life-saving drugs

That's why efforts to make drugs more accessible have to address shortages ... proposed legislation that would accomplish something similar to Civica Rx. Called the Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act, ... read more

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Generic drugmakers to build warning system on shortages

The private-sector system would supplement a notification system used by U.S. health ... on the Food and Drug Administration to get better advance notice of supply issues. The FDA has said early ... read more

The other opioid crisis: Hospital shortages lead to patient pain, medical errors

In a Feb. 27 letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement ... 5 ways hospitals can prevent opioid-related patient harm Two other California hospital systems, Kaiser Permanente and Dignity Health in Sacramento, ... read more

Brainstorm Health: Civica Rx Headquarters, Lilly Pfizer Pain Drug, Flu Season

Last year, a coalition of major health systems banded together on an ambitious project to create a nonprofit generic drug company. The would-be firm’s driving mission? To combat both rising drug ... read more

The Health 202: Industry is tussling over drug prices. But it's united on combating Medicare-for-all

Those involved in the industry coalition ... Department of Health and Human Services says it's trying to move forward – potential new rules the agency has proposed over the past six months aimed at ... read more

Gun discussions, drug treatment on Mayor Walsh's health care agenda

Mayor Martin Walsh's health care priorities for the next two years include getting doctors to help prevent gun ... determine if they are drug-dependent, and likely to benefit from treatment. While the ... read more

Opioid distributors sued by WA attorney general get to keep their better-than-Boeing tax break

pharmacies and other health care entities to ensure there’s never a shortage of pills on the shelf. But in the wake of the nation’s opioid crisis, prescription drug resellers have become the ... read more

To Help Fix American Mental-Health Care, Reform Certificate-of-Need Laws

(Pixabay) The simplest way to eliminate the nation’s dire shortage of inpatient mental-health beds is to remove the chief obstacle to new facilities’ construction. After every school shooting, every ... read more

The Health 202: Veterans' health funding is first sticking point in potential government shutdown fight

The fight is one ... are reading The Health 202, our must-read newsletter on health policy. AHH: The Trump administration said yesterday it will consider importing certain drugs from overseas as a way ... read more

Drug Shortages in Pediatric Oncology Jeopardize Success Rates

"All children, including those undergoing treatment for cancer, have a fundamental right to healthcare, and these drug shortages compromise that ... "There are a lot of ways to prevent this, which ... read more

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