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Mapped: Where 76B opioid pills went in the US

July 29, 2019


The United States' largest drug companies distributed 76 billion opioid pain pills throughout the country from 2006 to 2012, and California received the most, according to an analysis by the Washington Post published this month.

Neil Armstrong's family received a $6M settlement from an Ohio hospital following his death, documents show

July 26, 2019


Mercy Health—Fairfield Hospital in 2014 reached a $6 million settlement with the family of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died at the hospital following complications from cardiovascular surgery, according to previously undisclosed documents obtained by the New York Times and the Cincinnati Enquirer. The hospital in the documents did not admit to any wrongdoing.

As Amazon moves into health care, it's confronting a scourge of fake supplements

July 25, 2019


Amazon has bolstered its health and wellness offerings as the company continues its push into health care, but a recent customer story showcases the difficulties Amazon faces in the mostly unregulated supplement market—and the potential risks for consumers.

Will New Hampshire’s Medicaid work requirements be struck down next?

July 25, 2019


A federal judge who earlier this year struck down Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky on Tuesday heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's approval of Medicaid work requirements in New Hampshire, but it is unclear how the judge will rule in the latest case.

How 'Dr. Dave' scammed insurers for $4M—without a medical license

July 23, 2019


For more than four years, a personal trainer who called himself "Dr. Dave" fraudulently billed major health insurers for about $25 million, collecting about $4 million in cash.

HHS won't penalize providers who try to comply with Title X abortion restrictions

July 23, 2019


HHS on Saturday informed health care providers and state governments that the department will not penalize providers who are making efforts to comply with a final rule that bars entities that receive Title X family planning grants from providing or referring patients for abortion care.

Hahnemann University Hospital is on the verge of closure. Here's what's happening inside the 200-year-old hospital.

July 23, 2019


Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia is winding down after nearly two centuries of service, leaving clinical staff, patients, and medical students at Drexel University, the hospital's long-time partner, uncertain about their futures.

Judge upholds Trump's expansion of short-term health plans

July 22, 2019


A federal judge on Friday upheld the Trump administration's expansion of short-term health plans, which are not required to comply with certain Affordable Care Act requirements.

CMS repeals Obama-era nursing home arbitration agreement ban, issues new rules

July 19, 2019


CMS this week finalized a rule that repeals a policy issued under former President Barack Obama that banned nursing homes from entering into pre-dispute binding arbitration agreements with residents, and instead prohibits long-term care facilities from forcing residents to sign them as a condition of residency.

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