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Data Points for Sept. 19, 2016

Data Points for Sept. 19, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 17, 2016

Data Points for the week of Sept. 19, 2016, covered the following topics: The Zika virus, infections in the U.S. overall and of pregnant women.

Premier paper will recommend ways to enhance ACA

Premier paper will recommend ways to enhance ACA

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 17, 2016

With less than four months before a new administration moves into the Oval Office, experts and stakeholders are taking stock of President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform law.

CDC is out of money to battle Zika

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 10, 2016

Friday's warning from CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden came as lawmakers start to sort out a stopgap government funding bill that is being targeted to also carry long-delayed money to battle Zika, which is spreading more widely in the U.S. It can not only cause microcephaly—in which babies are...

Price hikes hamper use of naloxone against opioids

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 03, 2016

The rising cost of naloxone—a 40-year-old drug that can reverse an opioid overdose—is prompting questions about the wisdom of allowing market forces to determine the price of a vital tool in the public health response to the nation's opioid crisis.

Data Points for Aug. 29, 2016

Data Points for Aug. 29, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 27, 2016

Data Points for the week of Aug. 29, 2016, covered the following topics: Funding for disaster preparedness, hospital response plans in emergencies, delivering drugs in emergencies, and civilian medical volunteers.

Zika outbreak puts focus on abortion access

Zika outbreak puts focus on abortion access

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 20, 2016

Some policymakers and anti-abortion activists have already rallied against easing or increasing access to abortion, and experts say the arrival of Zika in the U.S. during an election year makes it nearly impossible to have a conversation about abortion as a medical decision.

CDC revises guidance for babies at risk for Zika

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 20, 2016

The CDC says providers should conduct testing for congenital Zika infection for infants whose mothers have tested positive for Zika, as well as for babies who show signs of congenital infection.

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