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Virginia governor signs bills aimed at stemming opioid epidemic

By Aurora Aguilar  |  February 25, 2017

Facing a growing opioid epidemic, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed bills that allow community organizations to dispense naloxone, an overdose-reversal drug and another measure that mandates all opioids be electronically prescribed by 2020.

Quest buys some PeaceHealth labs, will manage others

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 18, 2017

Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth has agreed to sell its laboratory services business to Quest Diagnostics and hire Quest to manage the 11 labs that it operates at its hospitals and ambulatory centers.

Georgia lawmakers seek  to cap Medicaid funding

Georgia lawmakers seek to cap Medicaid funding

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 11, 2017

Republican lawmakers in Georgia, empowered by their native son's confirmation as HHS secretary, want to be the first in the nation to seek a per-capita cap waiver for Medicaid.


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