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  1. What drives high drug prices?

    High drug prices in the United States are driven by the existence of government-protected "monopoly" rights for drug manufacturers, combined with coverage requirements imposed on government-funded drug benefits, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Study: Job dissatisfaction in your late 20s and 30s could hurt your health in your 40s

    Unhappiness at work may affect physical and mental health, The Washington Post reports.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Good Samaritan Hospital plans second ER expansion in a decade

    To improve efficiency and accommodate a growing number of emergency room visits each year, Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., plans to add more emergency bays in its second expansion in the last decade, according to the Vincennes Sun-Commercial. By Tamara Rosin -

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  1. Medical device giant Medtronic takes over HeartWare for $1.1B

    Oak Brook, Ill.-based Medtronic acquired medical device manufacturer HeartWare International for $1.1 billion, according to Nasdaq.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Intermountain's CNO on maximizing nurse talent, optimizing care transitions and more

    According to the American Nurses Association, miscommunication during care transitions is a well-known cause of medical errors. The importance of health IT in care transitions is increasing as healthcare continues to evolve at a rapid pace. At Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare — a national forerunner in health IT — nurses are on the front lines of care and work directly with health IT professionals to ensure smooth care transitions and the safety of patients across the system. By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. Johns Hopkins opens world's first multidisciplinary Zika virus center

    As Zika virus case counts continue to grow in the U.S. — more than 2,200 people have Zika in the states, according to the CDC — Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine opened the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Zika Center Wednesday, which is dedicated to caring for patients affected by the virus. By Heather Punke -
  4. St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City to close birthing center

    Kansas City, Mo.-based St. Joseph Medical Center plans to close its birthing center Oct. 31, according to The Kansas City Star. By Erin Dietsche -

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  1. Worker falls off scaffolding at Harvard Medical School

    A construction worker fell three stories from scaffolding in Boston's Longwood medical area, reports the Boston Herald. By Erin Dietsche -
  2. California hospital to close obstetrics department

    Mayers Memorial Hospital District in FallsRiver Mills, Calif., will discontinue obstetrics services Sept. 15, according to Record Searchlight. By Brooke Murphy -
  3. CBO releases healthcare spending outlook: 5 takeaways

    Spending for the major government healthcare programs will rise by $55 billion, or about 6 percent, in 2016, and Medicare will account for more than half of that increase, according to budget projections from the Congressional Budget Office.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Poll finds healthcare professionals favor Clinton over Trump

    Physician practice professionals, including physicians and their clinical and administrative staff, believe Hillary Clinton is the best presidential candidate for their practices, according to a poll from Aprima Medical Software.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. Former CEO of West Virginia hospital sued for defamation

    A physician has sued Bluefield (W.Va.) Regional Medical Center and former hospital CEO Gigi Fergus for defamation, according to the West Virginia Record.   By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Federal judge orders Walker County to pay Erlanger $8.7M in hospital loan dispute

    U.S. District Judge Harold Murphy has ordered Walker County, Ga., to pay Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System $8.7 million in a lawsuit over a $20 million loan Erlanger made to a Georgia hospital, according to the Times Free Press.   By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Oscar to exit 2 ACA markets

    New York City-based Oscar Health will end sales of Affordable Care Act plans in New Jersey and Dallas, according to Bloomberg.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Florida Zika outbreak may have spread to Pinellas County

    The Florida Department of Health is now investigating potential local Zika transmission in Pinellas County. The investigation was spurred by the detection of a Zika case not related to international travel in a county resident.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  5. EpiPen isn't the only drug with a price hike: Insulin prices skyrocket

    Manufacturers associated with the EpiPen device have drawn heavy criticism from consumers and lawmakers, but it's not the only lifesaving drug on the market experiencing soaring costs. Insulin prices have risen to nearly $400 a month in some cases, roughly eight times its average value, according to The Missoulian.  By Alyssa Rege -
  6. 14 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. Mylan execs took large raises amidst EpiPen price spikes

    As the price of EpiPens increased, so too did the salaries of Mylan's executives.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  8. Staten Island will be home to New York's first integrated health campus

    Recognizing that lifestyle and environment can play a huge role in chronic disease prevention and management, the New York City Economic Development Corp. unveiled plans for the city's first health-focused, mixed-use development in Staten Island: Sea View Healthy Community.  By Emily Rappleye -
  9. CMS offers bundled payment webinar

    CMS is hosting a webinar to help providers parse various aspects of its proposed bundled payment initiatives, including the new program for heart attacks and bypass surgeries.  By Emily Rappleye -

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