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Additional FDA action needed to mitigate drug shortages

Additional FDA action needed to mitigate drug shortages

By Curtis Rooney  |  May 08, 2015

Drug shortages, such as those involving saline solution and the antibiotic piperacillin/tazobactam that are currently challenging hospitals, represent a complex problem that affects the ability of hospitals and other healthcare providers to treat their most vulnerable patients. Though recent...

Questions mount on VA cost overruns, delays

Questions mount on VA cost overruns, delays

By Andis Robeznieks  |  March 28, 2015

“Good riddance.” That was the two-word statement issued by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) on hearing the news that Glenn Haggstrom, the Veterans Affairs Department chief of acquisition, logistics and construction, had resigned last week.

GAO to HHS: Keep working on HealthCare.gov improvements

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 05, 2015

HealthCare.gov still has issues that need to be addressed to ensure long-term functionality, despite the series of fixes HHS already has made to the site, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a report issued Wednesday.

VA ignored 100+ health system recommendations, GAO charges

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 12, 2015

The Veterans Affairs Department has taken little to no action on more than 100 recommendations it has received to help improve the quality of healthcare it offers veterans, the Government Accountability Office said in a report released late Wednesday.

New Mexico health supervisor files whistle-blower suit

By Associated Press  |  December 27, 2014

A New Mexico Health Department supervisor says she has been targeted by the agency after complaining about understaffing in the division that certifies health care facilities to receive Medicaid funds.

Health insurance markets dominated by oligopolies before Obamacare: report

By Bob Herman  |  December 01, 2014

A select few health insurance companies control a large portion of the individual and employer markets in each state, a new report from the GAO finds. But it's unclear how Obamacare will affect those figures, as more insurers rush to give people more health plan options.

On the VA, Ebola trials and the SHOP exchanges

On the VA, Ebola trials and the SHOP exchanges

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 15, 2014

Talk about sending mixed messages. Robert McDonald, the new head of the Veterans Affairs Department, wants to hire 28,000 new doctors, nurses and other clinical staff to reduce delays in offering care to the nation's growing VA-eligible population.

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