Pregnant women in Miami take extra precautions against Zika | National Public Radio
There's only one place in the continental U.S. where mosquitoes are known to be transmitting the Zika virus: Miami's Wynwood neighborhood. Pregnant women are arming themselves against mosquitoes.
Colorado could have to pay back millions in Medicaid bonuses | Denver Post
The state of Colorado could have to pay back more than $38 million it received in bonuses from the federal government for enrolling more children in Medicaid, after an audit concluded the state received money for kids who didn't qualify.
Kansas launches financial audit of hospital after departure of CFO | Wichita (Kan.) Eagle
The state has begun an audit of the finances of Larned State Hospital a day after the departure of its chief financial officer was announced.
Contract dispute between nurses, Haverhill hospital escalates | (Andover, Mass.) Eagle-Tribune
Community leaders are coming forward to help get a new contract for nurses at Steward Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley in Haverhill, Mass. A delegation of local religious and labor leaders will deliver a letter to hospital President Joseph Roach Thursday morning to “express concerns for the nurses who provide dedicated care at our hospital,” and to appeal for fair treatment of the nurses in extended negotiations for a new union contract, said a release from the delegation.
Long-distance medical exams OK'd by Arkansas panel | ArkansasOnline.com
Arkansas doctors will have more flexibility—although not as much as some employers and telemedicine companies would like—to examine patients from a distant location under a rule change approved by a legislative committee Tuesday.
Zimmer Biomet buys Delaware devicemaker | DelawareOnline.com
A promising Delaware biotechnology startup has been sold to Zimmer Biomet, a $26 billion medical device company based in Indiana.
Midwest healthcare startups raise record-breaking $1 billion in first half of 2016 | Cleveland Plain Dealer
Midwest healthcare companies attracted $1.04 billion in new equity investments in the first-half of 2016, according to the BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare Growth Capital Report released last week.
Yet another state sues J&J for allegedly hiding vaginal mesh risks | Stat
Kentucky has become the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing Johnson & Johnson of concealing severe risks and falsely marketing its vaginal mesh products. Earlier this year, California and Washington filed identical claims against the healthcare giant.
U.S. prosecutors dealt setback in medical marijuana cases | Reuters
The U.S. Justice Department cannot spend money to prosecute federal marijuana cases if the defendants comply with state guidelines that permit the drug's sale for medical purposes, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.
Arizona county at risk of having no ObamaCare option | The Hill
Aetna's retreat from most ObamaCare marketplaces this week is rippling across rural America, starting with Pinal County in Arizona. The county, which has a population of about 400,000, no longer has any insurers planning to sell coverage through ObamaCare next year.
New cholesterol drugs could add $120 billion to annual U.S. health costs | USA Today
Promising new cholesterol-lowering drugs, priced at $14,000 a year per person, could add $120 billion annually to the USA's health care costs if taken by all eligible patients, according to an economic analysis published Tuesday in JAMA.