January 14, 2019
Martin Gottesfeld, a computer engineer, was sentenced for crimes related to the 2014 denial-of-service attack against Boston Children's Hospital that disrupted service at the hospital for several days—and Gottesfeld says his "only regret" is that he did not act sooner.
January 11, 2019
The health care industry is spending more on promotional advertising than ever before, with annual spending on health care marketing nearly doubling from 1997 to 2016, according to a new study.
The House on Thursday voted 243-183 to approve a bill to fund the Department of Agriculture, which includes funding for FDA and would end a partial shutdown at the agency, though it is unlikely the bill will advance in the Senate.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
January 10, 2019
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the agency has suspended all routine inspections of U.S. food-processing facilities because of the partial government shutdown, which caused FDA to furlough about 41% of its staff, but he is working on a plan to bring back some food inspectors as soon as next week to inspect facilities that are considered high-risk.
New Senate Finance Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Wednesday laid out his priorities regarding prescription drug prices and released draft legislation that would allow U.S. residents to import drugs from Canada.
After a serious bike crash, Nina Dang received an emergency department (ED) bill for more than $24,000, of which her insurer covered only $3,800, because the ED was not in Dang's insurance plan network—or in any private insurance network at all.
January 9, 2019
Democratic governors in California and Washington and New York City's mayor over the past few days have unveiled proposals to significantly expand public health programs, including some proposals that would offer residents universal coverage.
Northwell Health and Ascension recently underwent massive rebrandings, and the health systems took various steps to prepare for and execute the big undertakings.
January 8, 2019
Health care jobs make up 15 of the 25 "Best Paying Jobs" in the United States—and the entire top 10—according to U.S. News & World Report.
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