Drug prices are still rising, with manufacturers hiking up prices at the start of 2020. And the “reluctance” from the Republican party to challenge those rising prices could become a huge liability for the upcoming 2020 election, according to The Hill.

The Department of Justice has recouped more than $3 billion in 2019 from settlements and judgements from false claims and fraud. Of these cases, $2.6 billion came from the healthcare industry.

Americans continued to rank nurses highest for honesty and ethics among a list of professions for the 18th year in a row in 2019, according to a recent Gallup poll.

Drug prices are still rising in 2020, but the rate of inflation appears to be slowing down. For investors, however, that might be good news, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Cancer death rates achieved their largest one-year drop between 2016 and 2017, according to the latest data from the American Cancer Society, which published the findings in their journal.

Hospital charges are on their way up, driving up private payments that are already significantly higher than public payments, according to a new study published in Health Affairs. However, the widening gap between private and public payments appears to be slowing down.

 

Kaiser Permanente, a major nonprofit health system based in California, has partnered with SEUI-UHW to launch Futuro Health, a $130 million nonprofit organization.

A handful of major drugstore retailers are suing Ohio doctors over their role in the national opioid abuse and overdose epidemic, claiming pharmacies alone shouldn't be found liable in litigation.

UPMC Health Plan, a health plan owned by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, has launched a new social impact initiative to address social determinants of health and reduce health inequities in underserved communities.

Walgreens has hired Kevin Ban, MD, as its new chief medical officer, the company announced Jan. 6. Ban comes to Walgreens from Athenahealth, where he served as CMO.

The scientific journal that published guidelines bucking conventions about the associated heart health risks of consuming red meat has issued a correction after it failed to disclose meat industry ties to the research.

Healthcare jobs are among the best paying in the nation, according to new rankings from U.S. News and World Report. In addition, healthcare jobs are among the best jobs overall for 2020.