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Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week:


The Other Opioid Crisis: Hospital Shortages Lead To Patient Pain, Medical Errors

Even as opioids flood American communities and fuel widespread addiction, hospitals are facing a dangerous shortage of the powerful painkillers needed by patients in acute pain, according to doctors, pharmacists and a coalition of health groups.

Kaiser Health News

Friday, March 16, 2018

GOP support for Obamacare stabilization grows, but abortion policy still unresolved

Congressional Republicans are growing more receptive to funding an Obamacare stabilization effort in the omnibus spending bill but remain divided over abortion restrictions.


Thursday, March 15, 2018

BCBS joins with Lyft, CVS and Walgreens in new pop health effort

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), the parent company for 36 Blues companies spread across the country, has launched the Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute to address social determinants of health (SDOH) and the influence on health and outcomes.

HealthCare Dive

Thursday, March 15, 2018

SEC charges Theranos CEO with 'massive fraud'

Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of the embattled blood-testing startup company Theranos, has been charged with “massive fraud,” the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday.

The Hill

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

More than 60% of healthcare orgs saw cyberattack in past year

Cybersecurity concerns continue to hound healthcare organizations, with 62% of executives reporting a cyberattack in the past year and more than half of those losing patient data, a new Ponemon Institute survey shows.

HealthCare Dive

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

These and more weekly news items on the business of healthcare are featured in the MCOL Weekend edition, along with the MCOL Tidbits, and more, for MCOL Premium level members.


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