Category Archive: Health Industry

Pharma’s Take On The Pelosi Drug-Pricing Bill: Fair Warning Or Fearmongering?

The pharmaceutical industry’s argument that capping drug prices would compromise drug innovation stands “on very shaky ground.”

Anthem Blue Cross Gets Flagged And Fined More Than Other Insurers

Anthem Blue Cross has received a disproportionate share of violations and fines from California’s largest health insurance regulator, mostly related to its mishandling of patient grievances.

Medical Device Failures Brought To Light Now Bolster Lawsuits And Research

Millions of injuries and malfunctions once funneled into a hidden Food and Drug Administration database are now available.

Medical Device Failures Brought To Light Now Bolster Lawsuits And Research

Millions of injuries and malfunctions once funneled into a hidden Food and Drug Administration database are now available.

‘I Feel Like I’m In Jail’: Hospital Alarms Torment Patients

As alarms proliferate, hospitals are working to sort through the cacophony that can overwhelm staff and cause them to overlook real signs of harm.

UVA Doctors Decry Aggressive Billing Practices By Their Own Hospital

In the wake of a Kaiser Health News investigation, doctors want the University of Virginia’s health system to stop suing its patients over unpaid bills.

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health care policy stories each week, so you don’t have to.

‘An Arm And A Leg’: A Medical Bill Ninja Shares Her Secrets

On Season 3, Episode 2 of the podcast “An Arm and a Leg,” an Illinois woman harnesses a lifetime of experience — and frustration — with health care finances to help other people solve their medical bill problems.

No Safety Switch: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Puts Patients At Risk

Special interests and congressional inaction blocked efforts to track the safety of electronic medical records, leaving patients at risk.

Efforts To Move The Needle On Flu Shot Rates Get Stuck

In the past decade, federal and state governments have removed cost and access obstacles, but immunization rates remained flat. That worries public health officials.

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