Information technologyWyoming Medical Center hit by data breach | Wyoming Business Report
A data phishing scheme has victimized the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper and close to 3,200 patients may have had their may have had their private records compromised, the hospital announced.
PhysiciansAbortion doctors would lose medical licenses under new Oklahoma bill | Washington Post
Oklahoma is just a signature away from revoking the licenses of most doctors who perform abortions. Under a bill passed by the legislature this week, doctors who perform abortions—defined in the measure as “unprofessional conduct”—would be barred from obtaining or renewing their medical licenses. The bill, now on the governor's desk, would not apply to abortions performed to save a mother's life, although the bill lacks similar exceptions for abortions performed in cases of rape or incest.
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PharmaceuticalsDrugmakers spend big to fight California price control referendum | Politico
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton give drugmakers the jitters when they talk about Medicare negotiating the prices of prescription drugs. But the biggest near-term threat to the industry comes from a California ballot initiative that would test a version of that idea in the most populous state.
If you thought drugmakers might hunker down in the face of public outrage over pricing, think again. Given the clamor over the cost of prescription drugs, most manufacturers were expected to avoid drawing attention to themselves by boosting price tags. But several companies have been hiking prices for their medicines at a rate one Wall Street analyst found surprising.
A trustee for holders of four of the company's bonds sent Valeant notices of default after it failed to file its 2015 financial results on time, the drugmaker said in a statement.
Safety, quality and clinical practiceNew law requires N.Y. hospitals to train caregivers when patients leave | (Albany, N.Y.) Times Union
"Would you like to designate a caregiver?" Since Saturday, hospital patients in New York must be asked that question or something like it, in keeping with a new law intended to improve their care after they get home.