Opioid crackdown driving overdoses, Pa. officials say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Efforts to rein in opioid prescribing have driven painkiller abusers to heroin and other illicit narcotics, pushing fatal overdoses into record territory for the second year in a row, according to data released Tuesday.
Montana hospital to lay off 49, close employee day care | Billings (Mont.) Gazette
St. Vincent Healthcare on Tuesday announced it will cut nearly 84 full-time equivalent positions and close its employee child care center.
Union workers at Buffalo vote to authorize strike | Buffalo (N.Y.) News
Members of the union representing about 2,200 registered nurses and technical, service and clerical workers at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo (N.Y.) voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike.
Sweeping plan put forward to control rising healthcare costs in Connecticut | CTMirror.com
After spending six months studying new ways to control ever-growing healthcare costs, a state-hired consulting firm presented a plan to Connecticut's Health Care Cabinet on Tuesday that calls for the largest reorganization and consolidation of health-related state agencies in two decades.
FTC requests additional info before approving Abbott Labs, St. Jude tie-up | Nasdaq.com
The Federal Trade Commission has requested additional information from Abbott Laboratories and St. Jude Medical, which are attempting to close a $25 billion deal combining two of the leading makers of heart-related devices.
Fast-growing Aprima consolidates 250 jobs to Dallas suburb | Dallas Business Journal
Richardson's reputation as an IT and data center hub helped lure Aprima Medical Software to lease 55,0000 square-feet of office space in the Dallas suburb. The company is based in Carrollton, Texas, but will officially make the move east in August. Aprima has had double-digit growth in recent years.
New Mexico insurer poised to join others suing over Obamacare payments | The Hill
New Mexico Health Connections, the state's Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan, or CO-OP, is working with lawyers to frame lawsuits on both Obamacare's risk-adjustment and risk-corridor provisions, which make up two of the so-called three Rs of the ACA's premium stabilization program.
New system lets some civilian doctors see military health records | Military Times
A new health records sharing program gives doctors in 10 civilian U.S. health systems access to Defense Department medical records, with more systems expected to join later this year.