Council approves merger of Massachusetts hospitals | MassLive.com
The Massachusetts Public Health Council on Thursday approved a merger between Baystate Mary Lane Hospital and Baystate Wing Hospital, despite opposition from area residents.
Maui hospitals consider drastic measures to survive transition delay | CBS TV KHON.com
Maui County's hospitals may have to take drastic measures including phased closures of beds and services. That's if the state cannots reach agreements with the unions to the satisfaction of Hawaii Health Systems Corp. and Kaiser Permanente.
Baptist health systems in Memphis, Jackson talk merger | (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger
The Baptist healthcare systems based in Memphis, Tenn., and Jackson, Miss., are discussing collaborations that could include a combination or merger in the future, officials announced Thursday.
Indiana Supreme Court hears case on hospital costs | Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette
Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind., argued before the Indiana Supreme Court Thursday that it should not have to release information about charges and discounts it provides to insured patients.
Pfizer's Medivation deal reverberating through immuno-oncology | Genetic Engineering News
With its $14 billion purchase of Medivation, Pfizer wants to assert its leadership in oncology treatments. It gains three potentially powerful tools toward that end, the most obvious being Medivation's blockbuster prostate cancer drug Xtandi.
Massachusetts AG settlement tightens CVS opioid policy | Public Radio WBUR.org
In what Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is calling a "first-in-the-nation settlement," CVS Pharmacy will have to check a state database before prescribing addictive opioids. The new policy is part of a $795,000 settlement with the nation's largest pharmacy. Last year in Massachusetts, four people died each day, on average, as a result of opioid abuse.
Florida's lonely fight against Zika | Bloomberg
Without a vaccine, the key to stopping Zika from spreading is to kill mosquitoes. In Florida, that responsibility falls to localities. The CDC can only advise on mosquito-control policy.
Local outbreaks of Zika virus have sent demand for tests jumping in Florida and sparked interest in new diagnostics for the disease that threatens the health of newborns.