Absent federal action, states take the lead on curbing drug costs | Kaiser Health News
A new law in Maryland would allow the state attorney general to sue a drug manufacturer if a drug's price goes up by more than 50% in a year.
FDA, industry step up efforts to avert drug shortages after Puerto Rico hurricane | The Washington Post
The FDA is tracking the supplies of 40 essential drugs in Puerto Rico, where drug manufacturing plants have reduced their capacities since the hurricane hit.
Safety, quality and clinical practice
Cost of contact in sports is estimated at over 600,000 injuries a year | The New York Times
Researchers at Yale wrote that if the non-contact versions of certain sports were played, colleges might save $1.5 billion a year, a figure that includes both medical costs and time.
Healthcare CIOs, CMIOs unveil challenges regarding data governance | Medcity News
Most respondents to a new survey are at organizations that don't have enterprise-wide data governance capabilities, with most of those that haven't saying they haven't done so because of limited resources.
Teladoc adds former Pandora CEO to board and more digital health hires | Mobihealthnews
Brian McAndrews, former CEO of Pandora, will join Teladoc's board of advisors. McAndrews has experience with data and analytics, which Teladoc says will help the company advance its technology.
In other news
What makes Singapore's healthcare so cheap? | The New York Times
People in Singapore live a long time and have low infant mortality rates. Yet the country spends much less than many others—including the U.S.—on healthcare. What gives?