W.Va. attorney general plans to defend hospital merger | Huntington (W.Va.) Herald Dispatch
The West Virginia Health Care Authority and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are in the process of reviewing Cabell Huntington Hospital's cooperative agreement application, which is the newest step in the hospital's process of acquiring St. Mary's Medical Center.
Most hospitals in Western Pa. say they are operating at a loss | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Better than half of Western Pennsylvania's hospitals are spending more to treat patients than they are receiving as payment, according to a member survey released Thursday by the Healthcare Council of Western Pennsylvania.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott says Broward Health board blocked investigation | (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) Sun Sentinel
Florida Gov. Rick Scott accused the board of Broward Health of impeding a state investigation into the troubled public hospital system, as he defended his decision to suspend two members of the system's governing board.
Valeant shares have best three-day run in almost 20 years | Bloomberg.com
For the first time in a long time, this week was a very good one to own stock in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. Since Monday's close, Valeant shares have gained 36 percent, the best three-day run for the shares since 1996.
New York hospital, SEIU reach contract deal | (Albany, N.Y.) Times Union
Columbia Memorial Health, Hudson, N.Y., and a union representing more than 800 of its 1,400 workers have reached a contract agreement after seven months of negotiating.
Report adds to debate over prescription cost disclosures in Massachusetts | Worcester (Mass.) Telegram
After calls for greater transparency in drug pricing from various sectors of Massachusetts' state government, a report out Thursday took aim at the idea, suggesting required disclosure of pricing methodologies would discourage drug development and lead to higher long-term costs.