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Montefiore Health System continues to look beyond the Bronx

Montefiore Health System continues to look beyond the Bronx

By Jonathan LaMantia  |  August 17, 2018

The board of St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers has voted to begin exclusive negotiations to join Montefiore Health System, four years after it entered a clinical affiliation with the health system.

Birth control app highlights emerging health tech market

Birth control app highlights emerging health tech market

By Associated Press  |  August 17, 2018

A mobile fertility app is the first ever digital contraceptive device to win FDA marketing approval. But reports of unwanted pregnancies and investigations in Europe have raised questions about marketing what is essentially a health monitor as a contraceptive.

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By Modern Healthcare  |  August 17, 2018

Providers worry that AI companies are moving too quickly, many doctors don't disclose medical device compensation in published studies, and Elon Musk struggles.

Editorial: Healthcare PACs voting for incumbent protection

Editorial: Healthcare PACs voting for incumbent protection

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 16, 2018

Many Democratic congressional hopefuls are making healthcare their top talking point for the upcoming midterm elections, which is not surprising given the low unemployment rate. The early donations from political action groups lean toward the incumbents.

FDA approves first EpiPen generic

FDA approves first EpiPen generic

By Alex Kacik  |  August 16, 2018

Teva Pharmaceutical's product is the first direct generic copy of the EpiPen, the life-saving automatic epinephrine injector that fueled a national debate on rising pharmaceutical prices.

SSM Health exploring sales of three Missouri hospitals

SSM Health exploring sales of three Missouri hospitals

By Tara Bannow  |  August 16, 2018

St. Louis-based SSM Health signed letters of intent to sell three of its Missouri hospitals to University of Missouri Health Care and Mosaic Life Care. The health system said it expects the due diligence process to take a few months.

NYU School of Medicine will provide free tuition to students

NYU School of Medicine will provide free tuition to students

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 16, 2018

NYU School of Medicine will provide free tuition to all current and future students to alleviate the burden of crippling debt on physicians. It's the first major medical school in the U.S. to provide free education to all students.

Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

By Associated Press  |  August 16, 2018

A special National Institutes of Health oversight panel will no longer review all gene therapy applications and will instead take on a broader advisory role, as the treatment quickly becomes an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks.

Rebates don't correlate to drug price spikes, AHIP study says

Rebates don't correlate to drug price spikes, AHIP study says

By Susannah Luthi  |  August 16, 2018

As scrutiny tightens on drug middlemen and the significance of their role in spiking drug costs within Medicare Part D, health insurers are hitting back with data that show the most expensive drugs offer the lowest rebates.

Healthcare saw Q2 reprieve from record bankruptcies

Healthcare saw Q2 reprieve from record bankruptcies

By Tara Bannow  |  August 16, 2018

The healthcare industry saw fewer bankruptcies in the second quarter of 2018 compared with the first, according to law firm Polsinelli, breaking with eight quarters of record or near-record highs. But one report author doesn't expect the lull to stick.

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