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5 things to watch in the Senate’s major drug price hearing

The Senate Finance Committee is holding a high-profile listening to on Tuesday that can function testimony from the CEOs of seven main drug corporations: Pfizer, Sanofi, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and AbbVie. The listening to is the newest in a collection held by the committee on excessive drug costs. Listed below are 5 subjects to be careful ...

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation to see windfall for Roche deal

The Kids’s Hospital of Philadelphia Basis is about to see its funding in a drug firm launched by its researchers repay in a giant manner—the group stands to obtain greater than $450 million for its possession stake within the firm. The corporate, Philadelphia-based Spark Therapeutics, introduced Monday it’s being bought by Roche in a deal price $four.eight billion. Roche will ...

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Sutter Health’s online symptom checker aims to provide care at the right time, place

Well being methods are nicely conscious of the plethora of apps that invite customers to share their signs in return for lists of possible situations and advised motion plans. In reality, some are nervous such instruments may draw their sufferers to rival suppliers. A number of methods have responded by placing symptom checkers on their web sites—which, after taking customers ...

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Minor league team takes peanuts off the menu

When the Hartford (Conn.) Yard Goats take the baseball subject this yr, one thing can be lacking from the concession stand: peanuts (and Cracker Jack). The outdated ball recreation’s conventional fare is being banned from Dunkin’ Donuts Park after a plea from a mom whose son is allergic to peanuts. Kerry Adamowicz advised the Related Press she hoped that a ...

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Senate committee to grill Big Pharma on drug prices

Feb. 25: Wall Road watchers predict a dip in income when Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. releases its fourth-quarter earnings. Zacks Funding Analysis anticipates the for-profit hospital chain’s income to be down 9.eight% from the identical interval in 2017. The corporate can also be anticipated to report that it paid off near $30 million of debt. Feb. 26: Who’s bringing the ...

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Over-50 hockey league has one medical requirement

The Cleveland Heights 50+ Hockey League has a particular rule: Every crew wants at the very least one doctor on its roster. “That is by design,” Ed Weston, a retired Navy captain who serves as league treasurer, informed Crain’s Cleveland Enterprise. To date there have not been any critical accidents for the reason that league—which does not enable checking—began in ...

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Governors stand by controversial Medicaid work rules

Republican governors defended their pursuit of making use of work necessities to able-bodied Medicaid beneficiaries within the wake of 1000’s of individuals shedding protection. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, throughout an occasion on Friday sponsored by Politico, shot again at critics of the state’s controversial work requirement program that has led to almost 18,000 folks in his state to lose Medicaid ...

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Optum loses bid to stop ex-executive from working at Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan joint venture

UnitedHealth Group-owned Optum misplaced its authorized combat Friday to dam a former govt from working at Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase’s healthcare enterprise. Optum argued that the hiring would breach its commerce secrets and techniques. U.S. District Choose Mark Wolf in Boston denied Optum’s movement for a brief restraining order to drive David Smith to cease working as director ...

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Burnout down, but depression up for doctors

About 44% of U.S. physicians reported at the least one burnout symptom in 2017, a considerable lower from 2014 when roughly 54% suffered from burnout, in accordance with a brand new survey from the American Medical Affiliation. However whereas reported burnout dropped, the variety of docs who reported feeling depressed rose over the identical interval. The survey discovered 41.7% of ...

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Healthcare spending will hit 19.4% of GDP in the next decade, CMS projects

Healthcare spending development will rise at an annual common of 5.5% over the subsequent decade, barely sooner than up to now few years, because of the ageing of the infant boomers and healthcare value development, the CMS Workplace of the Actuary tasks. As a result of that development will exceed gross home product development, the CMS predicts healthcare’s share of ...

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