Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. US warns that 2nd COVID-19 wave could worsen generic drug shortages

    A federal intelligence report found that the U.S. is likely to see a worsening shortage of generic drugs if another round of shutdowns occurs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to ABC News. 
  2. Contact-tracing 'not going well,' Fauci says; remdesivir gets price tag — 4 COVID-19 updates

    The global COVID-19 case count surpassed 10 million June 28, reports The New York Times.
  3. Pfizer sues HHS over Medicare rules

    Pfizer filed a lawsuit June 26 accusing HHS of blocking it from providing financial aid to Medicare beneficiaries for its two heart disease drugs.
  1. The shrinking CHS hospital portfolio: 8 latest divestitures

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems became the largest for-profit hospital operator in the nation in 2014 when it acquired Naples, Fla.-based Health Management Associates. Now, the company is selling off hospitals to pay down its debt.
  2. 2 patients die in Audentes gene therapy study

    Two patients in Audentes Therapeutics' study testing a gene therapy for a rare muscle disorder called X-linked myotubular myopathy have died, according to STAT. 
  3. Coalition of drugmakers to unveil $1B venture to pursue antibiotics

    Several of the pharmaceutical industry's top drugmakers are forming a $1 billion antibiotic innovation venture to address patients' increasing resistance to existing treatments, according to STAT.
  4. Gilead sets remdesivir price, allocation plan

    Gilead Sciences will charge the U.S. government and other developed countries $2,340 for a five-day course of remdesivir. Commercial insurers in the U.S. will pay 33 percent more, or $3,120 for a five-day course, the drugmaker said June 29. 

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  1. Roughly half of furloughed MUSC employees called back to work

    MUSC Health, an eight-hospital system based in Charleston, S.C., has called back many employees who were temporarily laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Post and Courier reports.
  2. New COVID-19 cases top 45,000 for first time as White House task force reconvenes

    For the second consecutive day, the U.S. reached a new daily high of coronavirus cases Friday: 45,255, according to data from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University. 
  3. Texas hospital CEOs maintain they have capacity as state sees 15th record-setting day for COVID-19 hospitalizations 

    There are mixed messages coming out of Texas regarding hospital capacity as the state saw its 15th consecutive record-setting day for hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients Friday. 
  4. Burnout at record high for many primary care clinicians, survey finds 

    Nearly half of primary care clinicians reported that their burnout is at an all-time high, largely due to financial pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey found.

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  1. AI, EHR combo may be the new way patients select caregivers

    Combining the respective capabilities of EHRs and artificial intelligence may provide patients with more personalized caregiver recommendations, according to Quartz.
  2. Tech professionals are increasingly seeking healthcare and pharma jobs, study finds

    Many tech professionals feel positively about seeking new jobs in the healthcare and pharma industries amid the pandemic, according to survey results released June 25 from Swiss drugmaker Novartis.
  3. 5 new study findings on kids with COVID-19

    In the first four months of the pandemic, only a small percentage of children with COVID-19 needed intensive care, a review of 131 studies finds.
  4. Ensuring clinical trials involve racially diverse participants: 4 strategies

    Clinical trials in the U.S. have a long history of failing to accurately represent the demographics of communities for which they aim to create treatments, and COVID-19 vaccine trials are no exception, according to STAT.
  5. 22 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were reported in the last week: 
  6. Rate of heart disease risk factors on the rise in younger adults, study shows

    The rate of metabolic syndrome — a group of risk factors linked to a higher likelihood of developing conditions such as heart disease — has risen in people between the ages of 20 and 40 years, a new study shows.
  7. Sentara Healthcare opens $93.5M cancer center

    Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare has opened the $93.5 million, 253,000-square-foot Sentara Brock Cancer Center.
  8. Common cancer treatments not linked to worse COVID-19 outcomes, study shows

    Receiving certain common treatments, such as chemotherapy, did not worsen outcomes for cancer patients diagnosed with COVID-19, a new study shows.
  9. 5 hospital and health system leaders discuss their organization's pandemic response

    As COVID-19 continues its worldwide spread, it is clear the pandemic is nowhere near over. The public health crisis has put many hospitals' disaster preparedness plans put to the test. In recent months, healthcare organizations have raced to keep up with surges in new coronavirus cases and worked to find solutions to supply shortages.

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