Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Pfizer applies for emergency use authorization of its COVID-19 antiviral pill

    Pfizer has applied for emergency use authorization from the FDA for its COVID-19 antiviral pill Paxlovid, the drugmaker announced Nov. 16.
  2. Kaufman Hall acquires healthcare real estate firm

    Kaufman Hall has acquired national advisory firm Healthcare Real Estate Capital, which focuses on the healthcare and higher education real estate capital markets sectors.
  3. LifePoint launches health tech incubator with $20M seed

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health, venture studio firm 25Madison and Apollo Global Management launched a joint venture to form a healthcare technology incubator.

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  1. Carondelet Health Network adds two new execs to leadership team

    Dan Shearn, RN, MSN, and Megan Powe joined Tucson, Ariz.-based Carondelet Health Network's leadership team.
  2. AMA moves to remove politics from public health decisions, empower health officials

    Decrying "the politicization of public health measures, such as masking and vaccination," designed to "protect the public from serious illness, injury, and death," a special Nov. 15 meeting of the American Medical Association's house of delegates adopted a new policy goal of strengthening U.S governmental public health infrastructure.
  3. For the 2nd time, a person is cured of HIV without treatment, scientists report

    A 30-year-old woman from Argentina diagnosed with HIV in 2013 may have "naturally" cleared the virus, according to a study published Nov. 16 in Annals of Internal Medicine. 
  4. Abrazo Health names 2 new Arizona hospital CEOs

    Abrazo Health has appointed Omar Pineda, MSN, RN, and Hans Driessnack to CEO positions within the Phoenix-based health system.
  1. States ranked by percentage of nursing home residents vaccinated

    Vermont has the highest percentage of nursing home residents who have received the COVID-19 vaccine while Nevada ranks the lowest in the country, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services last updated Nov. 17.
  2. Jefferson Health, Bayada announce joint home healthcare venture

    Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health and Bayada Home Health Care in Moorestown, N.J., announced Nov. 16 a definitive agreement for a joint venture to expand and improve the quality of home healthcare for Jefferson patients. 
  3. States ranked by percentage of nursing home staff vaccinated

    Rhode Island has the highest percentage of nursing home staff who have received the COVID-19 vaccine while Missouri ranks the lowest in the country, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services last updated Nov. 17.
  4. 5 recent updates on Aduhelm

    Biogen's Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm remains one of the most controversial topics in the pharmaceutical industry, as questions about safety, effectiveness and whether Medicare will cover the treatment remain unanswered. Here are five updates about the drug from the past three months:
  1. Boston Medical Center initiative aims to spot, tackle racial equity gaps

    Boston Medical Center has launched a new plan to eliminate health equity gaps in healthcare, the organization announced Nov. 16.
  2. Healthcare sees strongest job growth of 2021: 5 details

    Healthcare added 37,200 jobs in October, its strongest showing thus far in 2021, according to a Nov. 16 report by Altarum, a consulting firm.  
  3. Cleveland Clinic names former Vizient exec chief supply chain officer

    Steve Downey has been appointed chief supply chain and patient support services officer for Cleveland Clinic, a Nov. 16 news release shared with Becker's said.
  4. Cardinal Health to deliver drugs to pharmacies via drone

    Cardinal Health will test the use of drones to expedite its delivery of medications and inhalers to pharmacies, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  5. Viewpoint: What the AMA's health equity language guide got wrong

    The recent American Medical Association and Association of American Medical Colleges language equity guide strays too far into the political, Conor Friedersdorf argued in The Atlantic Nov. 13 
  6. 3 execs on the battle over COVID-19 misinformation

    The following healthcare executives shared with Becker's in October and November how their organizations are handling misinformation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic:
  7. Pfizer to share its COVID-19 pill formula with other drugmakers

    Pfizer on Nov. 16 signed a licensing deal that allows other drugmakers to manufacture the COVID-19 antiviral pill it is developing, a move that will create cheaper access to the drug in low-income nations.
  8. Fired UPMC transporter faces charges for 'pranks'

    A fired UPMC Williamsport (Pa.) transporter has been charged related to allegations he participated in a series of "pranks" at the hospital earlier this year, PennLive reported Nov. 15, citing an arrest warrant affidavit.
  9. Cities, states expanding COVID-19 vaccine booster eligibility 

    As Pfizer and BioTech await the FDA's decision on a federal expansion of COVID-19 booster shots for all adults in the U.S., some cities and states have already bolstered eligibility for adults meeting timeline requirements. 

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