Emory Hospital reports large-scale drug thefts | Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle
Two pharmacy employees at Emory University Hospital Midtown illegally diverted more than 1 million doses of controlled drugs in a scheme that lasted more than four years, according to a Georgia Board of Pharmacy consent order.
Steward Health Care System, Boston, is breaking ranks with the rest of the hospital industry and throwing its support behind a controversial ballot proposal to take hundreds of millions of dollars from the state's wealthiest hospitals and give them to lower-paid community hospitals.
Doctors, pharmacists wrangle over delivery of shots to youths | Topeka (Kansas) Capital Journal
A bill allowing pharmacists to administer vaccinations to any person over 6 years old faced opposition Tuesday from physicians who argued the legislation would fragment medical care for adolescent and child patients.
Why more Louisiana providers are joining Medicare population health push | (Baton Rouge, La.) Advocate
For the first time this year, three of Louisiana's major hospital systems have joined a federal program designed to reward providers for keeping Medicare patients healthier and reducing costs.
The Massachusetts Nurses Association, which has nearly 1,000 members at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, is organizing the picket and strike vote in response to disagreements over staffing levels and salaries.
Insurers want more room for generic drugs in Texas Medicaid | The Texas Tribune
Health plans could save the state roughly $100 million per year, they say, if Texas would give them more freedom to choose the drugs they think are most appropriate for Medicaid patients, likely allowing them to prescribe generic drugs over more expensive brands.