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Number of U.S. pregnant women with Zika triples on new counting method

By Associated Press  |  May 20, 2016

Previously, officials had reported how many pregnant women had both Zika symptoms and positive blood tests. In a change announced Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will count all women who tested positive—regardless of symptoms.

FDA again delays generic labeling rule

By Adam Rubenfire  |  May 20, 2016

For the third time, the FDA has delayed a rule requiring generic-drug companies to update product labels if they receive new safety information.

Castlight shares jump after SAP takes stake

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 20, 2016

Shares of Castlight Health, which provides IT tools to help consumers make better decisions around cost and quality, gained more than 36% this week after technology company SAP made an $18 million cash investment in the company.

Case Medical Center gets new CMO

By Lydia Coutre, Crain's Cleveland Business  |  May 20, 2016

University Hospitals, Cleveland, has named Dr. Robyn Strosaker vice president and chief medical officer at UH Case Medical Center.

Bill would exempt many cancer hospitals from site-neutral payment

By Shannon Muchmore  |  May 20, 2016

A bill introduced this week would allow cancer hospitals currently exempt from the Prospective Payment System to see no change in reimbursement despite a provision for site-neutral payments that was included in a budget agreement last year.

Athenahealth CFO resigns

By Maria Castellucci  |  May 20, 2016

Kristi Matus, chief financial officer of Athenahealth, will be leaving her post at the end of the month to pursue other opportunities.

DaVita, Northwell Health partner on kidney-care services

By Sabriya Rice  |  May 19, 2016

The healthcare providers will merge resources for transplant and inpatient services, physician education and clinical research in the New York City area. They will also open a free-standing dialysis center where nurses will instruct patients on using in-home dialysis equipment.

Intalere CEO to retire, replaced by longtime supply-chain executive

By Adam Rubenfire  |  May 19, 2016

Brent Johnson, the outspoken CEO of Intalere, will retire next week, the company announced Wednesday. Johnson will stay on as an adviser until July 1, at which point he plans to serve in a mission for the Mormon Church in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Providers, pharma call on lawmakers to properly fund opioid bills

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 19, 2016

A coalition that includes providers and pharmaceutical companies is pushing Congress to build on recent efforts to address the opioid drug misuse and abuse epidemic that led to more than 28,000 overdose deaths in 2014.

Oklahoma lawmakers OK bill criminalizing abortion

By Associated Press  |  May 19, 2016

Oklahoma lawmakers have moved to effectively ban abortion in their state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure, an effort the bill's sponsor said Thursday is aimed at ultimately overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

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