Mass. doctors are prescribing fewer opioids | Boston Globe
Many doctors in Massachusetts sharply curtailed prescriptions for opioids over the past 18 months, according to new data that suggest the pipeline for drugs that fueled the state's deadly opioid-abuse crisis may be shrinking.
After medical marijuana legalized, Medicare prescriptions drop for many drugs | National Public Radio
Prescription drug prices continue to climb, putting the pinch on consumers. Some older Americans appear to be seeking an alternative to mainstream medicines that has become easier to get legally in many parts of the country.
HCA appoints hospital CEO as president of its four-state Capital Division | Richmond (Va.) Times Dispatch
Tim McManus, chief executive officer of HCA Virginia's Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals, has been tapped as the new president of HCA's Capital Division.
Ascension's Ministry Health quits stake in Wisconsin hospital | Milwaukee Business Journal
Ministry Health Care, which announced plans to sell its Marshfield, Wis., hospital in March, now is exiting the Door County market where it co-owns a small hospital.
The U.S. Justice Department has significant concerns about Aetna's proposed acquisition of health insurer Humana, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday, sending shares of Humana down as much as 11%.
In a pointed letter, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and several other lawmakers urged the FDA to approve generic versions of the best-selling cholesterol pill, Crestor. They maintained that a successful legal challenge by AstraZeneca, which sued the agency last week to avoid competition, would be “disastrous” for consumers.