Category Archive: Health Industry

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.

Insurer To Purdue Pharma: We Won’t Pay For OxyContin Anymore

Embattled drugmaker Purdue Pharma defends OxyContin as some insurers are dropping the drug in favor of other abuse-deterrent opioid painkillers.

Insurer To Purdue Pharma: We Won’t Pay For OxyContin Anymore

Embattled drugmaker Purdue Pharma defends OxyContin as some insurers are dropping the drug in favor of other abuse-deterrent opioid painkillers.

Doctor To The Stars Disciplined Over Use Of Controversial Menopause Therapy 

Dr. Prudence Hall has made a name for herself in the field of “bioidentical hormones” — plant-based compounds purportedly customized for each patient’s needs. Experts say the popular approach is unproven; California regulators say she was grossly negligent in her care of two patients.

Unwitting Patients, Copycat Comments Play Hidden Role In Federal Rule-Making

As HHS decided to cut $1.6 billion in drug payments to hospitals, it weighed thousands of comments generated by a pharmaceutical-funded advocacy group.

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.

Assisted Living Kicks Out The Frail ’Cause ‘We Can’t Take Care Of You Any Longer’

Is there anything families can do to fight these evictions?

Watch: What Is Sepsis?

What exactly is sepsis, and why is it so dangerous? Who is most vulnerable? And what are the signs? KHN explains in this video.

Rudy Giuliani’s Consulting Firm Had Hand In Halting Florida’s Opioid Investigation

Post-9/11, Giuliani Partners helped craft a plan that put a halt to a probe into Purdue’s marketing of OxyContin.

Creating Rituals To Honor The Dead At Long-Term-Care Facilities

Death and its companion, grief, are often ignored at nursing homes and assisted living centers, yet ignoring the loss can lead to depression, staff burnout and other problems.

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