The Democratic presidential candidate laid out his health policy plan Tuesday in an effort to energize his struggling campaign.
Generic versions of off-patent drugs, which today account for more than 88% of all prescriptions, save patients and the U.S. healthcare system hundreds of billions of dollars per year. That isn't turning out to be the case with biosimilars.
A list of the nation's 20 largest skilled-nursing providers, ranked by revenue in 2014. Source: Modern Healthcare's 16th annual Post-Acute Care Survey, Securities and Exchange Commission filings and Internal Revenue Service filings. Published Nov. 23, 2015, p. 34.
As the need for charity care drops, some hospitals and health systems across the country are targeting funds to address societal ills such as poverty, violence, hunger, poor nutrition and lack of housing.
A fifth health insurer has dropped out of an ambitious but struggling Medicaid reform program that targets New Yorkers with high medical costs.
The CMS wants more information about the quality of care Medicare beneficiaries get in long-term-care hospitals, so the agency is preparing a new patient-satisfaction survey tailored to the facilities.
The boards of Pfizer and Ireland's Allergan on Sunday approved a merger deal worth $160 billion. The deal would create the largest drugmaker by sales.
Safeway is partnering up with Sonora Quest Laboratories after dumping Theranos. Sonora, a joint venture of Banner Health and Quest Diagnostics, will open patient-service centers in Arizona Safeway stores, starting with a north Scottsdale location already open.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expects to release new guidance on a form of birth control that has been linked to more than 15,000 adverse events, including at least a dozen deaths, by the end of February.
Mark Newton will soon step down as president and CEO of Chicago's Swedish Covenant Hospital after leading the hospital for over 15 years. Chief Operating Officer Anthony Guaccio will replace him.