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Federal Reserve interest rate hike could spur more healthcare borrowing

Federal Reserve interest rate hike could spur more healthcare borrowing

A Federal Reserve interest rate hike could come as soon as its next meeting later this month, but the move isn't likely to deter healthcare borrowing. It may even encourage providers to accelerate spending plans to stay ahead of rising rates.

BREAKING: Kirk Adams leaving longtime SEIU post

By Adam Rubenfire  |  September 03, 2015
BREAKING: Kirk Adams leaving longtime SEIU post

Kirk Adams, the longtime healthcare chief for the Service Employees International Union, is leaving that role to join the Healthcare Education Project, a joint effort of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the Greater New York Hospital Association.


Research

Biotechnology companies, 2015

Biotechnology companies, 2015

A list of the 20 largest biotechnology companies ranked by 12-month revenue as of June 30, 2015. Source: BioPharm Insight. Published Aug. 31, 2015, p. 35.


Government

Rules protecting human research subjects undergoing overhaul

HHS and 15 other agencies issued proposed updates to what's known as the Common Rule, which aims to protect human research subjects. The changes, coming ahead of a major White House precision-medicine initiative, include clearer consent rules for the reuse of stored blood or tissue.

Safety & Quality

Premier launches nationwide battle against superbugs

Premier, the Charlotte, N.C.-based group purchasing and performance-improvement company, has launched a nationwide initiative to combat antibiotic-resistant "superbugs." Later this week, the National Quality Forum will consider an antibiotic stewardship measure proposed by the CDC.

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