The troubles of Purdue Pharma, the maker of the opioid OxyContin, have led two hedge funds to cut ties with the company as legal consequences from the national opioid abuse and overdose epidemic continue to play out.

A new investigation examining how marketers are getting the personal Medicare information of seniors is underway, with government watchdogs wanting to know if a misuse of a government system is to blame, The Associated Press reported.

HHS is extending its existing partnership with pharmaceutical company Janssen Research & Development, which is part of Johnson & Johnson, to develop treatments for the 2019 novel coronavirus, the agency announced.

 

More Americans afflicted with chronic disease are turning to unregulated markets such as Craigslist to find insulin and other necessary medications because they can’t afford to purchase them at the pharmacy­­.

 

A Medicare for all healthcare system has the potential to improve the availability of services and efficiency of care in the United States, according to a recent study published in The Lancet.

As the world waits and watches to see what the coronavirus does next, the bad old flu is getting a second wind in the U.S.—and children may be bearing the brunt.

HCCI analyzed more than 2.5 billion de-identified claims, including those for prescription drugs as well as medical visits, filed from 2014 to 2018 with Aetna, Humana, Kaiser Permanente and UnitedHealthcare.

Ochsner Health, the 41-hospital system serving Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South, is joining the ranks of academic medical institutions committed to paying the tuition of homegrown future physicians.

Citing data previously published from the National Health Interview Survey, authors Amy Cha, PhD, MPH, and Robin Cohen, PhD, point out that major medical bills piling up for one member of a family tend to weaken the entire household.

Is one of the oldest medical institutions in America discriminating against its own doctors on the basis of age?

The WHO says its current strategic-response objectives begin with limiting human-to-human transmission—including reducing contact between possible Covid-19 patients and healthcare workers—and preventing further international spread from China.

Healthgrades says it arrives at its results after analyzing the performance of close to 4,500 hospitals treating patients for such conditions as heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sepsis and stroke.