The world’s biggest retailer, Walmart, is taking a bigger step into the healthcare space by opening up a primary care clinic called Walmart Health located in Georgia. The news was first reported by CNBC.
In the U.S., heart disease has been the reigning top cause of death for a number of years, but cancer is quickly becoming the top killer in some high-income and upper-middle-income countries, according to a new study published in The Lancet.
Physician compensation increased by a median of 2.92% in 2018, according to a new survey from AMGA Consulting. That’s a big jump from the 0.89% increase in compensation the previous year, reflecting that demand for healthcare professionals is driving higher pay.
Pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer packaged goods company Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $572 million to the state of Oklahoma after a judge found the company downplayed the dangers of its opioid painkillers and contributed to the opioid overdose epidemic in the state.
Amid a standoff between 85,000 California-based workers at Kaiser Permanente and the health system over contract negotiations, the California legislature has ramped up the pressure against the nonprofit healthcare services organization.