Patient advocate: Rachel Baldassaro, project director of MedLaw
The success of a legal and medical partnership between the Center for Elder Law& Justice and Erie County Medical Center Corp. prompted the opening of a second legal assistance center last month, this one at Buffalo General Medical Center. Kaleida Health is the newest addition to MedLaw Partnership of Western New York, which seeks to improve a person’s health outcome and quality of life by offering free legal services for patients of partner health care facilities, often at bedside. Attorney… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jane Schmitt Source Type: news

House Health Care Committee weighs bevy of drug pricing bills
Among the bills are measures allowing drug importation from Canada and requiring a 60-day notice for price increases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

House Health Care Committee weighs bevy of drug pricing bills
Among the bills are measures allowing drug importation from Canada and requiring a 60-day notice for price increases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

M & A slump expected as Trump's trade wars, stock volatility continue
The U.S. economy's merger and acquisition market entered 2018 with a bang and exited on a whimper, a trajectory experts say is unlikely to change in the months ahead. U.S. companies were targeted in roughly $1 trillion in mergers and acquisitions last year on the back of a resurgent technology sector, particularly among the likes of Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and entertainment giants Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA). Volatility in th e energy industry and relatively low… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Jeffrey and Craig M. Douglas Source Type: news

M & A slump expected as Trump's trade wars, stock volatility continue
The U.S. economy's merger and acquisition market entered 2018 with a bang and exited on a whimper, a trajectory experts say is unlikely to change in the months ahead. U.S. companies were targeted in roughly $1 trillion in mergers and acquisitions last year on the back of a resurgent technology sector, particularly among the likes of Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and entertainment giants Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA). Volatility in th e energy industry and relatively low… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jeff Jeffrey and Craig M. Douglas Source Type: news

How this Bay Area telemedicine startup is bringing second opinions to patients from Boise to Beijing
Founded in 2011 by CEO Hope Lewis, the rapidly growing San Mateo-based telemedicine startup gives patients a HIPAA-compliant, online platform that connects them to a network of 10,000 physicians at academic medical centers spanning the globe. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

How this Bay Area telemedicine startup is bringing second opinions to patients from Boise to Beijing
Founded in 2011 by CEO Hope Lewis, the rapidly growing San Mateo-based telemedicine startup gives patients a HIPAA-compliant, online platform that connects them to a network of 10,000 physicians at academic medical centers spanning the globe. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Biotech firm to lay off St. Louis-area workers as it sells drug portfolio
The changes are because of the sale of seven hematology and oncology products, the company said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

Biotech firm to lay off St. Louis-area workers as it sells drug portfolio
The changes are because of the sale of seven hematology and oncology products, the company said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

Houston health tech company acquires API Healthcare
Houston-based Symplr, a software-as-a-service platform for health care organizations, has agreed to acquire Hartford-based API Healthcare. API Healthcare makes software for health care workforce management. The acquisition allows Symplr to expand its software suite. Whereas Symplr has specialized in software services for governance, risk management and compliance, API Healthcare offers time and attendance, staffing and scheduling, pa tient classification, HR, payroll and analytics software to more… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

UCLA ’s Johnese Spisso named one of top women leaders by Modern Healthcare magazine
Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of UCLA Hospital System, was honored by Modern Healthcare as one of 2019 ’s Top 25 Women Leaders. The program recognizes leading female health care executives who are influencing policy and care delivery models across the country.“This is a remarkable honor, one I am pleased to share with so many inspiring women,” said Spisso, who is also associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences. “Closing the leadership gap, whether in health care or any area, is gaining momentum for women across our nation.”A nationally recognized academic health care ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Houston health tech company acquires API Healthcare
Houston-based Symplr, a software-as-a-service platform for health care organizations, has agreed to acquire Hartford-based API Healthcare. API Healthcare makes software for health care workforce management. The acquisition allows Symplr to expand its software suite. Whereas Symplr has specialized in software services for governance, risk management and compliance, API Healthcare offers time and attendance, staffing and scheduling, pa tient classification, HR, payroll and analytics software to more… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Companies settle with State of Texas for record $235.9M
Former Xerox subsidiaries, including Conduent Inc., agreed Tuesday to a record $235.9 million settlement with the State of Texas, according to the Texas Attorney General's Office.   It was the largest single Medicaid fraud-related settlement in a case filed by the Texas Attorney General. The settlement comes after a three-year WFAA investigation that uncovered millions of dollars in alleged overbilling by Texas dentists targeting low-income children for unnecessary and o ften harmful dental and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Smith Source Type: news

Companies settle with State of Texas for record $235.9M
Former Xerox subsidiaries, including Conduent Inc., agreed Tuesday to a record $235.9 million settlement with the State of Texas, according to the Texas Attorney General's Office.   It was the largest single Medicaid fraud-related settlement in a case filed by the Texas Attorney General. The settlement comes after a three-year WFAA investigation that uncovered millions of dollars in alleged overbilling by Texas dentists targeting low-income children for unnecessary and o ften harmful dental and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Mark Smith Source Type: news

Government headed for close to half of nation's health tab
Report: Government to pay for nearly half the nation's health care tab in less than 10 years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

State will solicit bids to build $750 million public health lab in Albany
The new 650,000-square-foot Wadsworth Center will be built at the Harriman state office campus between Route 85, Western and Washington avenues in Albany. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

State will solicit bids to build $750 million public health lab in Albany
The new 650,000-square-foot Wadsworth Center will be built at the Harriman state office campus between Route 85, Western and Washington avenues in Albany. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

More than meets the eye: How a robot is helping SLU Hospital extend its reach
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital announced that the organization will be the first in area with a “flexible” robotic system allowing surgeons access to areas of the body without making large incisions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

More than meets the eye: How a robot is helping SLU Hospital extend its reach
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital announced that the organization will be the first in area with a “flexible” robotic system allowing surgeons access to areas of the body without making large incisions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Centene seeks a chunk of the Portland metro Medicaid business
The nation's largest Medicaid managed care provider has stepped up to serve Medicaid clients in the Portland metro area, according to a revised letter of intent with the Oregon Health Authority initially reported on Tuesday. Eugene, Oregon-based Trillium Community Health Plan, which is owned by St. Louis-based Centene (NYSE: CNC), wants a piece of the business in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties during the next contract period, from 2020 through 2024. Trillium’s revised letter of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Centene seeks a chunk of the Portland metro Medicaid business
The nation's largest Medicaid managed care provider has stepped up to serve Medicaid clients in the Portland metro area, according to a revised letter of intent with the Oregon Health Authority initially reported on Tuesday. Eugene, Oregon-based Trillium Community Health Plan, which is owned by St. Louis-based Centene (NYSE: CNC), wants a piece of the business in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties during the next contract period, from 2020 through 2024. Trillium’s revised letter of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Meet Facebook's new neighbor: Cutting-edge cell therapy company lands big East Bay space
Allogene Therapeutics Inc. will lease 118,000 square feet in Newark for a facility to make off-the-shelf, ready-to-use cell therapies for a range of diseases. The South San Francisco-based company (NASDAQ: ALLO) said Wednesday that it leased a full building in Gateway 84, a three-building, 23-acre complex under development by a joint venture of Panattoni Development Co. and Clarion Partners at 7300 Gateway Blvd. It initially will pay $16.20 a square foo t for the lease, increasing 3 percent annually… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Meet Facebook's new neighbor: Cutting-edge cell therapy company lands big East Bay space
Allogene Therapeutics Inc. will lease 118,000 square feet in Newark for a facility to make off-the-shelf, ready-to-use cell therapies for a range of diseases. The South San Francisco-based company (NASDAQ: ALLO) said Wednesday that it leased a full building in Gateway 84, a three-building, 23-acre complex under development by a joint venture of Panattoni Development Co. and Clarion Partners at 7300 Gateway Blvd. It initially will pay $16.20 a square foo t for the lease, increasing 3 percent annually… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

A national health care giant seeks a chunk of the Portland metro Medicaid business
The nation's largest Medicaid managed care provider has stepped up to serve Medicaid clients in the Portland metro area, according to a revised letter of intent with the Oregon Health Authority initially reported on Tuesday. Eugene-based Trillium Community Health Plan, which is owned by St. Louis-based Centene (NYSE: CNC), wants a piece of the business in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties during the next contract period, from 2020 through 2024. Trillium’s revised letter of intent was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Dallas company secures $150M in financing
A Dallas biopharmaceutical company has secured $150 million in Series E financing. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Staff report Source Type: news

Boston Scientific spent $800M to settle mesh implant lawsuits last year
Marlborough medical device giant Boston Scientific is close to settling nearly 50,000 lawsuits related to a controversial mesh implant product that thousands of women allege led to infections, urinary problems, pain and other problems. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

CVS drops $7B in market cap as it predicts rough year ahead
Coming off a $69 billion merger with national insurer Aetna, CVS is predicting a difficult year ahead, and investors aren ’t happy. The stock lost nearly 8 percent on Wednesday — representing a loss of more than $7 billion in market capitalization — after the Rhode Island-based company (NYSE: CVS) reported fourth quarter earnings. The stock drop to $64.22 a share at the close of markets was the worst day for the company's shares since November 2016, according to CNBC. The loss came after the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Value assessments should include all the outcomes that matter to patients and families
Value assessments are an important tool in moving toward better, more affordable health care. When it comes to assessing the value of medicines, we need approaches that reflect what matters to patients, support doctor-patient decision making and are based on rigorous science. Some of thekey elements that reflect patient preferences include: (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Koziara Tags: The Value Collaborative Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente ’s new medical school will be tuition-free for first 5 years
Kaiser Permanente will soon be teaching its integrated health care model with an emphasis on patient care to medical students. The Oakland-based health care giant's Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine said Tuesday it received its preliminary accreditation and will start accepting applications this summer for the inaugural class, which will begin in 2020. Located in Pasadena, the school will be tuition-free for admitted c lasses during the first five years. Following that, the annual tuition of about… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: UC Medical Center chief exits
Rick Shumway is stepping down as chief administrative officer of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, the top executive position at UC Health ’s flagship hospital. Shumway has been hired as CEO of Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare, which is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. He will lead that system’s operations in the Eastern San Francisco Bay area and report to the CEO of Stanford Health Care, which is affiliated with Stanford Univer sity. His last day on the job at the UC Medical Center… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Debt collector to lay off 50
Debt collector Receivable Solutions Inc. will close its Town and Country office next month, as 50 employees are laid off. The move is effective March 29. The company, which works with health care systems, said all of its business would operate from its corporate office in Columbia, South Carolina. Paul Reardon of Columbia is Receivable Solutions' president, according to state filings. "We will provide various means of assistance to our employees' (sic) and would like assistance and information… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

St. Louis company acquired by Cincinnati rival
KeySource, a Cincinnati-based firm that distributes generic drugs to thousands of retail pharmacies, has acquired the pharmacy sales assets of PraxisMed of St. Louis. All four of PraxisMed’s pharmacy sales representatives were hired by KeySource and will service all of PraxisMed’s customers with a full line of generic pharmaceutical products from supplier partners. KeySource now has more than 100 employees, which is double the size of its workforce in 2016 .  “The addition of PraxisMed’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Jefferson gets $20M to launch first-of-its kind academic department
Thomas Jefferson University has landed a $20 million grant to launch what it says will be the country ’s first academic department of integrative medicine.  Integrative medicine is an approach that combines elements of conventional and alternative medicine to address the whole person – mind, body and spirit. "This is a historic first," said Dr. Daniel Monti, a Jefferson senior vice-president and director of its Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. "Nowhere to date has a medical school embraces… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

She went natural to find ways to soothe pain
The Phoenix-based creator of the Future Pharm supplement line delved into her own maladies in a search to help others. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Kourtney Balsan Source Type: news

The global maternal sepsis study and awareness campaign (GLOSS): study protocol
This study will provide data on the frequency of maternal sepsis and uptake of effective diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in obstetrics in different hospitals and countries. We will also be able to explore links between interventions and maternal and perinatal outcomes and identify priority areas for action. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She went natural to find ways to soothe pain
The Phoenix-based creator of the Future Pharm supplement line delved into her own maladies in a search to help others. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kourtney Balsan Source Type: news

One of Cincinnati ’s largest privately held firms acquires rival
KeySource, a Sycamore Township firm that distributes generic drugs to thousands of retail pharmacies, has acquired the pharmacy sales assets of PraxisMed of St. Louis. All four of PraxisMed’s pharmacy sales representatives were hired by KeySource and will service all of PraxisMed’s customers with a full line of generic pharmaceutical products from supplier partners. KeySource now has more than 100 employees, which is double the size of its workforce in 2016 .  “The addition of PraxisMed’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

One of Cincinnati ’s largest privately held firms acquires rival
KeySource Medical Inc., a Sycamore Township firm that distributes generic drugs to thousands of retail pharmacies, has acquired the pharmacy sales assets of PraxisMed of St. Louis. All four of PraxisMed’s pharmacy sales representatives were hired by KeySource and will service all of PraxisMed’s customers with a full line of generic pharmaceutical products from supplier partners. KeySource now has more than 100 employees, which is double the size of its workforce in 2016 .  “The addition… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center names Aetna executive health chancellor
Ohio State University has named Dr. Harold "Hal" Paz, Aetna Inc.'s chief medical officer, to a newly created post of chancellor of Wexner Medical Center and executive vice president for health affairs. Pax also held the title of executive vice president at Aetna since 2014, and previously was CEO of Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Health System and Penn State University's senior vice president for health affairs and medical school dean. Paz was introduced Wednesday at the medical center's … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center names Aetna executive health chancellor
Ohio State University has named Dr. Harold "Hal" Paz, Aetna Inc.'s chief medical officer, to a newly created post of executive vice president and chancellor of health affairs. At Ohio State, Paz will manage Wexner Medical Center, including all six hospitals in the health system, and will oversee clinical aspects of the university’s seven health sciences colleges, such as pharmacy and dentistry, and more than 20 research institutes. The university said his base salar y will be $1.45 million. Paz… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente ’s new medical school will be tuition-free for first 5 years
Kaiser Permanente will soon be teaching its integrated health care model with an emphasis on patient care to medical students. The Oakland-based health care giant's Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine said Tuesday it received its preliminary accreditation and will start accepting applications this summer for the inaugural class, which will begin in 2020. Located in Pasadena, the school will be tuition-free for admitted c lasses during the first five years. Following that, the annual tuition of about… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente ’s new medical school will be tuition-free for first 5 years
Kaiser Permanente will soon be teaching its integrated health care model with an emphasis on patient care to medical students. The Oakland-based health care giant's Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine said Tuesday it received its preliminary accreditation and will start accepting applications this summer for the inaugural class, which will begin in 2020. Located in Pasadena, the school will be tuition-free for admitted c lasses during the first five years. Following that, the annual tuition of about… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Local clinic operator claims victory in ACA litigation with Health Net
The operator of a local chain of pediatric clinics is claiming victory in a lawsuit alleging that Health Net denied payments that it owed under the Affordable Care Act for treatment of low-income patients. Dr. Ravinder Khaira, a pediatrician and owner of Sacramento Family Medical Clinics Inc., launched a series of lawsuits in 2016 against Health Net, Anthem Blue Cross of California and California Health and Wellness, for allegedly mishandling Medi-Cal payments to his clinics in Sacramento, Carmichae l,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Local clinic operator claims victory in ACA litigation with Health Net
The operator of a local chain of pediatric clinics is claiming victory in a lawsuit alleging that Health Net denied payments that it owed under the Affordable Care Act for treatment of low-income patients. Dr. Ravinder Khaira, a pediatrician and owner of Sacramento Family Medical Clinics Inc., launched a series of lawsuits in 2016 against Health Net, Anthem Blue Cross of California and California Health and Wellness, for allegedly mishandling Medi-Cal payments to his clinics in Sacramento, Carmichae l,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Memphis org aims for ‘best research building on planet’
High-level building design brings to each new building on St. Jude's campus designed spaces or touches that make being treated there or doing research there more of a positive experience. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Christus St. Vincent names new COO
Christus St. Vincent announced Tuesday that it has named Hope Wade chief operating officer. Wade succeeds Lillian Montoya, who held that role prior to being named president and CEO in May. Wade served as the Santa Fe-based health system's CFO since July 2017 and has more than 23 years of health management experience, according to a release. “Early on, we engaged a national search firm to assist us in finding the right person for this job. All along, the best candidate was right here,” said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christopher Ortiz Source Type: news

Ohio medical marijuana sales near $1M in first month, averaging $47 for day's supply
A 90-day supply of medical marijuana as defined by the state of Ohio – 8 ounces of dried flower, the most a patient can possess at any one time – would cost $3,759 under average prices in the first month of sales. Overall sales were $947,056 for 126 pounds from Jan. 16 through Sunday, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program reported Tuesday. Average prices h ave increased each week, but they're not necessarily out of line with other highly regulated state programs. "When you're in a highly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Oregon lawmakers engage in heated exchange during drug price hearing
Rep. Mitch Greenlick apologized for an outbrust, but Rep. Christine Drazan had more to say. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Duke study shows some common household items expose children to toxins
A new study out of Duke University finds that children living in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in their couches have a higher concentration of harmful toxins in their body. The Duke-led study was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science last week in Washington, D.C., showing children in these environments have "significantly higher concentrations" of potentially harmful semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in their blood and urine. “ SVOCs… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Health group acquires regional OB-GYN practice
Virginia-based Advantia Health has acquired Heartland Women ’s Healthcare, an OB-GYN practice with 25 locations across Missouri and Illinois. Terms were not disclosed. According to a release, the deal will add 180,000 patients and 50 doctors, nurses and midwives to Advantia. Officials said the deal will help improve patient outcomes and drive lower costs for patients. With the Heartland acquisition, Advantia has about 200 providers in Illinois, Maryland, Missouri and Virginia. "Advantia Health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Vince Brennan Source Type: news