Boston Scientific buys Burlington-based maker of pain treatments | Boston Business Journal
On the eve of its second quarter earnings report, the state's biggest medical device company, Boston Scientific, announced that it acquired an 88-employee Burlington, Mass., firm that makes equipment for a non-opiod treatment for pain known as radiofrequency ablation.
Bankrupt hospital company accuses Texas tribe of fraud | Southeast Texas Record
The owner of a Texas hospital has accused the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas of fraud and violating a federal labor law when its health plan and plan administrators refused to pay more than $2 million in medical benefits for services provided to an employee covered in the health plan.
IBM steps up efforts in fight against Zika | Reuters
International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it would provide its technology and resources to help track the spread of the Zika virus.
Oregon hospitals' profit is way up | Portland (Ore.) Business Journal
Oregon hospitals are rolling in dough, according to newly released financial statements for 2015. Net hospital income in Oregon increased $367 million, or nearly 54 percent. Operating margins increased to 7 percent, up from 5.2 percent the year before.
Houston hospital to open Zika clinic | Houston Business Journal
Texas Children's Pavilion for Women is opening a Zika clinic to help pregnant women at risk of contracting the virus. The clinic is the first of its kind in Texas, according to a release
Pulling back the covers on Oracle lawsuit: State could spend $27 million in legal fees | OregonLive.com
The risk and the rhetoric continue to escalate in Oregon's high-stakes legal battle against Oracle Corp. According to the Oregon Legislative Fiscal Office, the state has spent nearly $16 million so far building its case that the giant software company badly bungled development of the Cover Oregon heathcare exchange.
Congressman decries Olympus' failure to warn U.S. hospitals about tainted scopes | Kaiser Health News
A U.S. lawmaker is renewing his push for Congress to toughen requirements on medical device warnings, calling Olympus Corp.'s 2013 decision against issuing a broad alert to U.S. hospitals about scope-related superbug outbreaks “despicable.”
Health groups oppose Maine CDC push for more control of disease data | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
A broad range of healthcare organizations are opposing a proposed rule change by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention that would give the state agency wide discretion to keep secret the locations of infectious disease outbreaks.