A year after New Jersey hospitals and medical professionals developed a strategy to more quickly identify and treat sepsis – an aggressive and potentially lethal complication from infection – they've declared victory, announcing Tuesday that 400 lives were likely saved by their actions.
Would you like some insurance with your insurance? | National Public Radio
Gap plans, used to cover out-of-pocket expenses like high deductibles, are becoming increasingly popular among consumers and businesses. The rising price of insurance is driving the trend, explains insurance broker Ryan Hillenbrand, president of the Missouri Association of Health Underwriters.
Stem-cell clinics face new scrutiny from federal regulators | Washington Post
The FDA, which has taken a mostly hands-off approach toward the rapidly proliferating stem-cell clinics, is signaling that some of the treatments should be regulated as drugs are, which would require advance approval. That would entail a lengthy process, with extensive safety and effectiveness data, at a potential cost of millions of dollars.
Charity Hospital clean out expected to cost $10 million, take 6 months | (New Orleans) Times Picayune
The job state officials are bidding competitively to clean out the old Charity Hospital in New Orleans is expected to cost $10 million and take at least six months to complete.
Class-action lawsuit joins attack on Carolinas HealthCare over costs | Charlotte (N.C.) Observer
Three months after the state and federal and government sued Carolinas HealthCare System over alleged antitrust violations, a San Francisco law firm has filed a class action lawsuit alleging the hospital system engaged in illegal and anti-competitive actions.
French drugmaker Sanofi and Verily, the life sciences unit of Google parent Alphabet, on Monday said they would invest about $500 million in a joint venture combining devices with services to improve diabetes care, an example of growing ties between the pharma and tech sectors.
Eight of the states that will determine the Senate majority in November are likely to see significant reductions in the number of insurers participating in Obamacare marketplaces.