Little Rock Medical Sales Rep, 3 Others Plead Guilty to Multimillion-Dollar Tricare Scheme
A Little Rock medical sales rep and three others recently pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Little Rock in connection with a multimillion prescription drug kickback scheme involving the U.S. military's health insurer. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Private equity giant acquires St. Louis-based software company
Private equity giant The Riverside Co. has acquired St. Louis-based Applied Logic Inc., capturing a bigger swath of the market for tracking surgical equipment for hospitals in a deal announced Wednesday. Applied Logic provides software used by hospitals to make sure their surgical tools have been sterilized. The plan is to fold Applied Logic under Censis Technologies, a Franklin, Tennessee-based company that was already a leader in this slice of the health care space when Riverside invested in it… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jon Prior Source Type: news

Trump Administration Launches “Winning on Reducing Food Waste” Initiative
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the signing of a joint agency formal agreement under the " Winning on Reducing Food Waste " initiative. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Final Rule Expected Soon on Birth Control Coverage Exemption
(MedPage Today) -- Would allow more organizations not to offer free contraceptive coverage (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Oregon Health Authority director: Medicaid cost cap is 'unsustainable' — but there's a catch
The CCOs are supposed to contain costs to 3.4 percent a year, but they've risen faster. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

E-Cigs Impair Surgical Wound Healing in Animal Study
(MedPage Today) -- Healing reduction similar to that seen in cigarette smokers (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Big Pharma desperately trying to block President Trump from lowering drug prices
(Natural News) The pharmaceutical industry is fighting back against efforts by the Trump administration to make prescription medications more affordable for Americans. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has reportedly issued a statement in opposition to calls for drug prices to be more clearly disclosed to the public, claiming that doing so would... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CEO of defunct FamilyCare Health expects to transfer about $90M in reserves to namesake foundation
Once the coordinated care organization closes its books, it will transfer any remaining funds to the foundation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

HCA Midwest moves chief nursing officer from one OP hospital to another
Nan Whalen, a nursing executive with experience at two HCA Midwest Health hospitals, is the new chief nursing officer at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, the hospital announced Thursday. Whalen began the position leading the nursing staff at the 351-bed HCA Midwest hospital on Oct. 8. Most recently, she was the chief nursing officer at Menorah Medical Center since September 2015. She joined HCA Midwest in March 2015 as an associate chief nursing officer at Research Medical Center in Kansas… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Katie Bernard Source Type: news

Alpharetta company acquires biomedical firm in Tampa
A medical technology company out of Alpharetta has acquired Tampa-based Regenerative Medicine Solutions LLC, a biomedical services company in an all-stock transaction. Medovex Corp. was formed to acquire and develop a portfolio of medical tech products and services with disruptive characteristics, the statement said. RMS manages Lung Health Institute, which specializes in cellular therapies to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other chronic lung di sorders. Bill Horne, and founder… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Pam Huff Source Type: news

Apellis shares plunge after incident in two clinical trials
Apellis Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s share price dropped sharply Thursday after the company disclosed that it had temporarily halted human testing of its signature treatment in two clinical trials. In mid-afternoon trading, Apellis (Nasdaq: APLS) shares were down $3.14, or about 19 percent, at $13.57. The company's shares closed at $16.71 on Wednesday. The Crestwood, Ky.-based biopharmaceutical company, which is conducting late-stage clinical trials of the treatment, disclosed in a Securit ies and Exchange… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Oregon lawmakers offer preview of health care legislation
The Medicaid budget, future of the CCOs and even affordable housing will top the agenda (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

San Antonio biotech looks to leverage European momentum into U.S. revenue
The Alamo City medical device company is moving closer to expanding its commercial reach to North America. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Corporate Philanthropy Award winner (Enterprise Category): Kaiser Permanente
Delivering the right care, at the right times, in the right settings can help lay the foundation to long-term good health, (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Sean Meyers Source Type: news

Northside plans $40M, 32-bed expansion of Cherokee hospital
The new hospital is asking the Georgia Department of Community Health for the green light for an expansion project estimated to cost $40 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Gailey Source Type: news

FDA to Update Mammography Regulations
(MedPage Today) -- Set to include revised screening recommendations, breast density information (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Delta Regional Authority Invests $2M in 12 Projects
The Delta Regional Authority will invest $2 million to provide safe and sanitary sewer and water service to rural families, increase economic development opportunities, enhance workforce training and development and improve healthcare. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

MD < 40: Medicine Changes, You Shouldn't
(MedPage Today) -- Keith R. Bachmann, MD, offers advice for students or clinicians just starting out (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Liquid Biopsies Everywhere; Crowded PARP Market; Machine vs Doc
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Advancing Health and Well-Being: Using Evidence and Collaboration to Achieve Health Equity
Advancing Health and Well-Being is the second in RWJF's Culture of Health series, spanning a broad range of topics related to current public discourse, including the role of place, race, opportunity and class in health and well-being. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Genomic analysis offers insight into 2018 Nigeria Lassa fever outbreak
Findings helped inform Nigeria ’s public health response. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Waltham's Morphic Therapeutic inks $100M deal with AbbVie
A preclinical Waltham biotech company is hoping to launch its first clinical trial of a fibrosis treatment next year after signing a $100 million collaboration agreement with AbbVie this week. Morphic Therapeutic is partnering with AbbVie to develop drugs that could halt organ-harming tissue buildup resulting from chronic inflammation in the lungs or liver. AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will pay $100 million up front for exclusive licensing rights to any drugs developed, and will be responsible f or global… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

You're Wrong About Burnout
(MedPage Today) -- Happiness isn't the opposite (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Astrophysicist Shoots Down Donald Trump's Bonkers'Natural Instinct For Science' Boast
A professor broke down why Trump's wild brag can't possibly be true. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Culture Republick: Can ice cream be good for your gut?
Ice cream has practically become a health food, with brands touting high protein and low calories achieving huge popularity.   Now Unilever (NYSE:UL), a consumer-products giant once rumored to be in talks to buy Halo Top, has formulated a new frozen concoction with probiotic cultures to promote gut health. Called Culture Republick, the premium light ice cream is “on a mission to support culture both inside and out,” the company says, and it’s coming soon to a freezer near you. In addition… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Seniors' stark choice: How the UPMC-Highmark split is providing confusion, opportunity
While companies jockey for market share, some seniors being forced to choose between insurer and provider. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Novant Health, like Atrium, plans new hospital south of Charlotte
Winston-Salem-based Novant Health is prepping to open a 161,000-square-foot hospital in Ballantyne in 2023. Novant expects to invest $154 million in the project, dubbed Ballantyne Medical Center. The proposed hospital would be on a 19-acre site at the intersection of Johnston Road/U.S. Highway 521 and Marvin Road. It would house 36 beds, two general operating rooms, another operating room for C-section s, an emergency department and a helipad. Novant filed a certificate-of-need application earlier… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

State of Missouri hires IT chief from Centene
The Missouri Office of Administration has named Mike Cheles as chief information officer to lead its Information Technology Services Division (ITSD), the state ’s consolidated IT group. Effective Oct. 22, he’ll succeed Richard Kliethermes, who has been the state’s acting CIO since November 2015. Kliethermes, who has worked for the state in various IT roles, will become acting deputy director of ITSD, a spokeswoman said. Cheles will oversee the near ly 1,000 employees that support IT systems… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Takeda gets Japanese approval for Shire takeover, awaits EU nod
On Thursday, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. said that Japan's Fair Trade Commission has approved its $62 billion bid to acquire the second-largest biotech employer in Massachusetts, Shire Pharmaceuticals plc. According to Reuters, the deal has already received unconditional clearance from regulators in the United States, Brazil and China. It now awaits the final OK from European Union antitrust regulators. A decision is expected by Nov. 6, according to Reuters. Ahead of the planned merger, Shire… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

How We Chose the 50 Most Influential People in Health Care of 2018
The American health care system has been plagued for decades by major problems, from lack of access to uncontrolled costs to worrying rates of medical errors. And yet, real as those issues remain, the field has also given rise to extraordinary innovation. This year, TIME launched the Health Care 50 to highlight the people behind those ideas: physicians, scientists, and business and political leaders whose work is transforming health care right now. To assemble our first annual list, we asked our team of health editors and reporters to nominate people who significantly changed the state of U.S. health care this year. Then w...
Source: TIME: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized Health Care 50 Source Type: news

Tampa firm to build $21M medical facility in Central Florida, add 110+ jobs
The company also plans to construct one in Apopka. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Judge rules on restraining order in case involving BCBSNC, specialty pharmacy
A federal judge has sided with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, striking down – at least for now – an attempt by a specialty pharmacy that would have prevented the insurance giant from booting it out of its network. Texas specialty pharmacy Senderra RX Partners filed a lawsuit this week in federal court, alleging that BCBSNC “wrongfully” terminated it from its netwo rk, costing it hundreds of customers. Accompanying the lawsuit was a motion for a temporary restraining order,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Lauren K. Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Penn Health System shifts focus to multispecialty centers
Penn Medicine expects to open three more multi-specialty centers, two with its new clinical partners in Bucks County. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Scott seeks backing on medical marijuana appeal
With a 5 p.m. Friday deadline looming, Gov. Rick Scott has sought support from legislative leaders before appealing a Tallahassee judge ’s order that critics say would create pandemonium in the state’s medical-marijuana industry if allowed to stand. Responding to Scott’s request, House Speaker Richard Corcoran, incoming Speaker Jose Oliva and other Republican House leaders on Wednesday urged the governor to seek “immediate review by a higher court” of an order by Leon County Circuit Judge… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Dara Kam Source Type: news

EPA Boasts Of Reduced Greenhouse Gases, Even As Trump Questions Climate Science
U.S. production of heat-trapping greenhouse gases fell 2.7 percent last year. But larger cuts will be needed to address climate change.(Image credit: Branden Camp/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Horsley Source Type: news

Health Care, Social Security Top Concerns for Pennsylvania Older Voters
New Politico/AARP poll shows health care and Social Security are the top two midterm election issues for older voters in Pennsylvania. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Make Over Your Smile
Here is everything you need to know to keep your teeth from showing their age — from whitening to veneers to the price. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Also of Interest 5 up-and-coming part-time jobs for older workers
The top career fields for older workers include sales, health care, advertising, technology and transportation. ... Also of Interest 5 up-and-coming part-time jobs for older workers (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Caring for a Loved One? Browse Our Care Guides
Robots are being used to keep age 65-plus people healthy and alert. ... Learn more on how robot caregivers will help fill the upcoming caregiving void in the U.S. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins Today
Beneficiaries have until Dec. 7 to select or makes changes to their healthcare plan for 2019. ... Learn more about the coming Medicare changes. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AARP Renewal - Renew Today and Get A Free Gift
Renew your AARP membership to continue using your member benefits. ... Heath tools, Rewards For Good program, restaurant and travel discounts, and more! ... About Us AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisa... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Health
Read the latest health news on Medicare, healthy living, conditions and treatments, and prescription drugs. ... AARP In Your State Visit the AARP state page for information about events, news and r... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Health Insurance
Find information about health insurance, the new health care law, long-term care insurance, disability coverage, vision and dental insurance. ... AARP In Your State Visit the AARP state page for in... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Conditions & Treatments
Read the latest information on health conditions and treatments. ... Learn more about diabetes, cancer, and use tools such as the symptom checker and health encyclopedia. ... AARP In Your State Vis... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AMA President: It's Still'No' to Single Payer
(MedPage Today) -- But Barbara McAneny, MD, applauds ban on pharmacy gag clause and APMs (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Stephen Colbert Exposes The Ridiculous Truth Behind Donald Trump's Latest'Science' Boast
"Late Show" host said the president "Trump-splained" climate change. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Almost half of U.S. births are unplanned, says U.N. report
Surprising statistics come from UN Population Fund, which continues its work for women's reproductive rights after funding cut by Trump admin. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO: Ebola Outbreak in Congo Not a PHEIC
(MedPage Today) -- Committee saw no'added value'to declaration, cited strong international response to outbreak (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FACT CHECK: President Trump knows more about "climate change" than the climate alarmists
(Natural News) POTUS Donald Trump once joked during his 2016 campaign that the human-caused “climate change” narrative was nothing more than a hoax created by the Chinese in order to gain a competitive economic advantage over the United States. He may have only been half-joking, though the unhinged Left, which continues to push this hoax, lost... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ReWalk Expected to Miss 3Q18 Expectations
Earlier this week, ReWalk Robotics revealed it would miss the mark for its 3Q18 earnings coming in about 6% lower than it did this time last year. The exoskeleton developer said it expected to bring in sales of $1.6 million for 3Q18, which misses analysts’ expectations of $2.2 million. The Yokneam, Israel-based company said in a separate filing that it was hoping to raise about $15 million by offering up 13.8 million in shares. ReWalk’s offering would be used for research and development costs and to tackle marketing, reimbursement expenses, acquisitions and investments. Revelation of th...
Source: MDDI - October 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Orthopedics Source Type: news