Chicago has a new 800-pound gorilla in healthcare

By J. Duncan Moore Jr., Crain's Chicago Business  |  October 21, 2016

The Health Care Council of Chicago, a not-for-profit, has 15 founding members so far. Chicago-area companies like Walgreens, Aon, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and the Healthcare Financial Management Association now have a forum where they all come together to advance their collective interests.

CHS spinoff Quorum is already selling eight of its 38 hospitals

By Dave Barkholz  |  October 20, 2016

Quorum Health, the embattled hospital spinoff of Community Health Systems, has agreed to sell two of at least eight rural hospitals it has for sale to reduce debt and refine its portfolio. Quorum has deals on a 64-bed hospital in North Carolina and a 56-bed facility in Georgia.

Lawmakers demand answers on leukemia drug price hikes

By Associated Press  |  October 20, 2016

Two top lawmakers on Thursday demanded information from a drug company that has raised prices on a leukemia drug, calling increases of tens of thousands of dollars a sign the company puts profits before patients.

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