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Insys execs found guilty in first-of-its-kind criminal case regarding opioid epidemic

May 6, 2019


A federal jury on Thursday found five former Insys Therapeutics executives, including founder and former CEO John Kapoor, guilty of racketeering charges in a rare criminal case that accused drug company executives of contributing to the opioid epidemic.

Bennet, a 'Medicare for All' critic, enters 2020 presidential race

May 3, 2019


Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), who last month introduced a so-called "Medicare X" proposal that would implement a public option health plan in the United States, on Thursday became the latest candidate to announce he is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.

FDA to require black-box warning on Ambien, Sonata, and other sleep aids

May 3, 2019


FDA will require certain prescription sleep aids, including Ambien, Sonata, and Lunesta, to carry black-box warnings that display the drugs' risks, following reports that some patients who have taken the medications have experienced side effects that led to injury or death.

In the states: DC hospital closes after 158 years, Vermont stops approving new AHPs, and more

May 3, 2019


American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

The 45 best places to work in health care and biopharma, according to Fortune

April 30, 2019


Fortune recently released its annual list of the "Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma," with Texas Health Resources and AbbVie topping the health care and biopharma lists, respectively.

Hospital finances are starting to stabilize, Moody's finds

April 30, 2019


Nonprofit and public hospitals last year showed signs of stable profitability—with revenue growth outpacing expense growth for the first time since fiscal year 2015, according to a preliminary analysis released Thursday by Moody's Investors Service.

The 10 biggest innovators in health care, according to Fast Company

April 26, 2019


Fast Company has released its 2019 edition of "the World's Most Innovative Companies" list, which recognizes dozens of health care organizations—including health systems, pharmaceutical companies, and biotech innovators.

FDA approves first generic naloxone spray designed for community use

April 25, 2019


FDA on Friday announced that it has approved the first generic naloxone nasal spray, which can reverse the effects of an opioid drug-related overdose, that is intended for use in a community setting by people with no medical training.

CMS just dropped its proposed rule for Medicare inpatient payments. Here's what's inside.

April 24, 2019


CMS on Tuesday issued its Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule for fiscal year 2020, which would address payment disparities for rural and urban health facilities and increase add-on payments for emerging technology and therapies.

FDA reminds public MMR vaccine is safe and effective as US measles cases surge

April 24, 2019


As U.S. measles cases continue to surge at a record-setting pace, FDA in a statement released Monday said the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine is safe and effective.

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