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  1. 23andMe wants to become a drug company, has 13 drugs in its pipeline: 5 notes

    23andMe, known for its at-home DNA testing kits, is working on creating its own drugs for a range of ailments, including skin treatments to heart disease, according to Business Insider.
  2. Cullman Regional Medical Center taps CFO for COO role: 6 takeaways

    Cullman (Ala.) Regional Medical Center named Nesha Donaldson COO.
  3. Oklahoma AG accuses Purdue Pharma of executing covert disinformation campaign

    Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter claims Purdue Pharma executed a covert disinformation campaign attacking attorneys general who filed lawsuits against opioid manufacturers, according to a KRMG news report.

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  1. 14 recent hospital, health system outlook and credit rating actions

    The following hospital and health system credit rating and outlook changes or affirmations occurred in the last week, beginning with the most recent:
  2. NIH should strengthen information-security controls, OIG finds

    The National Institutes of Health should strengthen the information-security controls it has in place for sharing access to sensitive data, according to a report from the HHS' Office of Inspector General.
  3. Hospital patients discharged against medical advice twice as likely to be readmitted

    Patients who leave the hospital against medical advice are twice as likely to be readmitted as those discharged on a physician's recommended timeline, according to a study published in The American Journal of Medicine.
  4. AHA launches innovation challenge to tackle social determinants of health

    The American Hospital Association has opened applications for its second annual AHA Innovation Challenge.

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  1. Houston Methodist researchers use genetic roadmap to find cure for flesh-eating bacteria disease

    Houston Methodist Hospital researchers are working to cure flesh-eating bacteria, a deadly disease that attacks the muscle, according to the Houston Chronicle.
  2. How scientists can use insects to fight superbugs

    The microbes living inside insects could help scientists fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria, NPR reports.
  3. 48 states report widespread flu activity: 5 things to know

    As U.S. flu activity increases, 48 states reported widespread flu activity for the week ending Feb. 9, according to the CDC's most recent FluView report. West Virginia reported regional flu activity and Hawaii reported local flu activity.
  4. New York physician pleads guilty to accepting kickbacks from Insys

    A New York physician pleaded guilty Feb. 14 to accepting bribes and kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics in exchange for prescribing its powerful fentanyl spray Subsys.

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  1. Will the WHO set international standards for drug pricing transparency? Italy wants it to

    As more countries work to reign in their healthcare spending, the Italian government is asking the decision-making body of the World Health Organization to set standards that drugmakers must meet for pricing transparency, according to STAT.
  2. 8 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    Eight recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives:
  3. Marin General CFO Jim McManus on how a 'personal board of directors' influences his leadership style

    Jim McManus brings expertise in strategic planning, program development and supply chain management to his role as CFO of Greenbrae, Calif.-based Marin General Hospital.
  4. Premise Health completes Epic implementation: 4 things to know

    Premise Health, a Brentwood, Tenn.-based worksite health provider, wrapped up a two-year transition to Epic's EHR this month.
  5. Network of clinics aims to reduce spending on ER visits

    Reducing unnecessary emergency room visits continues to be a goal for hospitals seeking to control healthcare spending.
  6. Hospitals and unions: 6 recent conflicts, agreements

    Becker's Hospital Review has reported the following hospital-union events — including protests and contract agreements — since Feb. 8.
  7. Johns Hopkins Hospital retaliated against 2 unionizing nurses, complaint says

    The National Nurses United is accusing Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital of retaliating against two nurses involved in a unionization effort, according to The Baltimore Sun.
  8. Judge rules House Democrats can intervene in ACA suit

    A federal judge ruled Feb. 14 that House Democrats will be able to intervene in a lawsuit that seeks to undo the ACA, according to The Hill.
  9. Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center plans $119M expansion

    Midlothian, Va.-based Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center has filed plans with the state for a $119 million expansion that will add 110,000 square feet to the hospital, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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