Johnson & Johnson starts Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone

By Associated Press  |  October 09, 2015

Johnson & Johnson has begun clinical trials for an Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone. The vaccine regimen is part of a new study being conducted in that nation's Kambia district, where some of the country's most recent Ebola cases have been reported.

Patrick Kennedy joins Quartet Health board

Patrick Kennedy joins Quartet Health board

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 08, 2015

Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman and member of one of the country's most famous political families, has joined the board of technology startup Quartet Health.

CMS ratings of dialysis providers show most remain mediocre

CMS ratings of dialysis providers show most remain mediocre

By Sabriya Rice  |  October 08, 2015

For the second year in a row, the nation's top two kidney-care providers performed at significantly different levels of quality, according to CMS data released Thursday. DaVita beat out competitor Fresenius in the four- and five-star categories.

Flint's water woes finally see state action

By Andis Robeznieks  |  October 08, 2015

After allowing months of foot-dragging from state and local officials, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder last week finally took steps to reduce heightened lead levels in the city of Flint's water supply.

Obama signs law preventing premium hikes under ACA

By Associated Press  |  October 08, 2015

President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at preventing premium increases that some smaller businesses were expecting next year under his signature healthcare law.

Blog: Dialysis providers continue to challenge rating methodology

By Sabriya Rice  |  October 07, 2015

Kidney-care providers are still battling methods used by the CMS to help dialysis patients evaluate quality at more than 5,500 U.S. treatment centers. The ratings are difficult to understand and are not consistent with other online public-rating systems, according to a report released Tuesday.

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