Italy Lowered Tariffs On Truffles At 5% While Tampons Remain A Luxury Product Taxed At 22%
The Italian government lowered taxes on truffles mushrooms at 5%, considering the luxurious food as a primary necessity good, while the tampon tax remains high at 22%. The decision has triggered once again the protests on accessibility for women to feminine hygiene products. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Annalisa Girardi, Contributor Source Type: news

Cash Saver grocery adding pharmacy via Regional One
A South Memphis neighborhood that recently regained access to a large grocery store will now have pharmacy services there again.   In February 2018, Kroger Co. closed its Southgate Shopping Center store in South Memphis at 1977 S. Third St.  Southgate owner Belz Enterprises received a community builder PILOT (payment-in-lieu-of-taxes) in June to renovate the shopping center, with a goal of filling the vacant grocery ancho r space. In August 2018, Cash Saver opened in the space formerly occupied… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Data Show that Federal Investment in Research Pays Dividends
In 1990, the federal government formally launched an ambitious initiative to sequence the human genome, to identify all the genes in human DNA, and to develop the tools to store and allow access to this information. The effort took 13 years and cost the federal government $3.8 billion. As is evidenced by technological advancements, the cultivation of new lines of research, and countless subsequent scientific discoveries, the Human Genome Project (HGP) was a success by nearly all measures. A question of interest to policymakers, however, is what the economic return on this kind of federal investment is. The HGP generated g...
Source: Washington Watch - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

Hospital PPPs Undermine Healthcare
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY & KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 2019 (IPS)Despite all the evidence to the contrary, and substantial opposition from community groups, public-private partnerships (PPPs) are still being promoted to deliver sustainable development.Public-private hospital partnerships are supposed to ensure that the private sector will offer much needed efficiency in healthcare provision. Anis ChowdhuryHowever, any government considering healthcare PPPs should be aware of the Australian experience, especially after what has happened with the Northern Beaches Hospital, a PPP between the New South Wale...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

How California totally screwed up a potential windfall of tax revenues on legalized cannabis
(Natural News) They say that in life “nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Well, in the state of California, taxes might just be the cause of the death of the legitimate marijuana industry. Two years ago, when marijuana sales were legalized under Proposition 64, it was estimated that the state would be home to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tax authority demands retroactive taxes from Teva
The Israel Tax Authority intends to demand that Teva Pharma hands over NIS $1 billion ($271 million) in retroactive tax for 2014-2015, according to sources connected to an Israeli financial publication. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - January 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A New Spectre is Haunting Europe
Roberto Savio is founder of IPS Inter Press Service and President EmeritusBy Roberto SavioROME, Jan 17 2019 (IPS)After Teresa May’s defeat in the British parliament it is clear that a new spectre is haunting Europe. It is no longer the spectre of communism, which opens Marx’s Manifesto of 1848; it is the spectre of the failure of neoliberal globalisation, which reigned uncontested following the fall of the Berlin Wall, until the financial crisis of 2009. Roberto SavioIn 2008, governments spent the astounding amount of 62 trillion dollars to save the financial system, and close to that amount in 2009 (see Britan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Europe Featured Financial Crisis Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Bureaucrats are the "predatory class" that feeds on everybody else... it's time to STOP the predators
(Natural News) If there’s one thing that’s quickly becoming evident the longer this federal shutdown continues, it’s the fact that there’s a whole lot of dead weight in government that’s gobbling up taxpayer dollars. It’s also now abundantly clear that many of our so-called “public servants” are really just wolves in very thin sheep’s clothing,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

YES, The IRS has an emergency apocalypse plan to collect taxes
(Natural News) How does that saying go again? There are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. Perhaps a little morbid to think about, but the IRS definitely doesn’t think so. It will take more than your (potential) death to save you from your obligation to pay your taxes. Yes, you’ve read that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Green New Deal" pushed by Democrats would cost 3,600 times the price of a border wall
(Natural News) The up-and-coming Democratic Party has many ambitious plans for the country. First, they want a “Green New Deal” which would force the economy to run on 100 percent renewable energy. This multi-trillion-dollar plan would provide taxpayer-funded incentives for wind and solar, while shuttering American coal, oil, and steel independence. The Democrat leaders of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NAO highlights ‘significant weaknesses’ in value for money of NHS and local government
According to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO), the number of NHS and local government bodies with significant weaknesses in their arrangements for delivering value for money for taxpayers is unacceptably high and increasing. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gov. Gavin Newsom commits financial suicide for the state of California by expanding taxpayer-funded health care coverage to illegal immigrants
(Natural News) The economic illiteracy of newly-elected California governor Gavin Newsom was on full display right after his inauguration ceremony. As his first act as governor, Newsom signed a series of executive orders that fine California citizens without healthcare coverage, while financially catering to illegal immigrants and demanding federal assistance for healthcare coverage for illegal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FACT CHECK: No, food stamp money won't be halted if the government shut down continues
(Natural News) Thanks to a booming economy, scores of Americans once dependent on government largess to survive have managed to wean themselves off food programs and other forms of taxpayer-funded assistance. That said, millions of Americans still rely on a plethora of benefits programs to make ends meet every month — and POTUS Donald Trump... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California, New York roll out taxpayer-funded health care for illegal aliens; the sick will now flock to these states en masse
(Natural News) California Governor Gavin Newsom and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio are rolling out new “free” healthcare initiatives for illegal immigrants. While illegals may be able to access care in these areas free of charge, it will cost tax-paying Americans a pretty penny. Newsom reportedly struggled to explain how California would pay for the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS staff productivity outstrips rest of economy
Health service staff boosted productivity by 3% in a year Related items fromOnMedica Questions on Health Economics and commissioning GP services need an extra £2.5bn Huge surge in rejection of requests for knee and hip surgery NHS 10 Year Plan: the view from my desk General taxation still best way to generate NHS funds (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PLANNED ABORTION-HOOD? First order of business for the Democrat-led House of Representatives was funding the mass murder of unborn babies using taxpayers' money
(Natural News) There’s no other realistic term for what Nancy Pelosi is attempting to sneak into the new spending bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019, than “Worldwide Depopulation.” You’re probably wondering why Pelosi and her cronies would put this sinister plot so high up on the agenda as the Democrats regain control of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 6-Pack of Beer for $26? Qatar Doubles the Price of Alcohol
Many countries have tried to regulate alcohol consumption by making drinking expensive. But the country added a 100 percent tax on Tuesday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PALKO KARASZ Tags: Qatar Alcoholic Beverages Sales and Excise Taxes World Cup 2022 (Soccer) Source Type: news

How Hospitals Turn Charity Care Into Profits -- At Taxpayers' Expense
Sometimes it is hard for hospitals to provide expensive care to poor patients. Fortunately, the federal government has a 340B Drug Pricing Program to help purchase medicines at a discount. Unfortunately, hospitals are taking advantage of the program. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Britain's top doctor calls for new taxes on salt and sugar
Britain's top doctor Professor Dame Sally Davies, pictured, said she was horrified by the amount of salt and sugar being added to baby food by the industry. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: Drone Service Won't Be Paid By Taxpayer - President Akufo-Addo
[Ghana Govt.] The use of drones to supply essential and lifesaving medical supplies in the country will not be borne by the taxpayer, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Americans Are Getting Shorter And Heavier
By Naomi Thomas, CNN (CNN) — America is struggling with an obesity epidemic, and a new government report says that the population is only getting heavier. “Mean (or average) weight, waist circumference, and BMI in adults 20 years and older increased between 1999-2000 and 2015-2016,” Cynthia Ogden, one of the report’s authors and an epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, wrote in an email. The report looked at the height, weight, body-mass index and waist circumference of American adults; it updated a 2004...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Obesity Source Type: news

Five Key Questions To Ask Your Dental Imaging Vendor
Five Key Questions to Ask Your Imaging Vendor?‘Tis the time of year when you may be looking to invest in your practice and take advantage of the Section 179 Election to reduce 2018 taxes. Here are five things to ask your potential vendor before purchasing crucial imaging hardware or software as part of a holiday shopping spree:1.​Is your solution designed to be plug and play?Vendors are in two camps today. Those that sell closed proprietary systems and those that provideopen platforms. You may be buying new hardware or upgrading your imaging software. In either case...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 18, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

U.S. is upping scrutiny of foreign investment. Here's what that means for startups.
While life sciences and technology companies are closely watching the ongoing U.S. and Chinese trade wars, hoping for an end to the double-digit taxes, one expert is warning that a new federal pilot program could further hamper the growing industries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

U.S. is upping scrutiny of foreign investment. Here's what that means for startups.
While life sciences and technology companies are closely watching the ongoing U.S. and Chinese trade wars, hoping for an end to the double-digit taxes, one expert is warning that a new federal pilot program could further hamper the growing industries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

U.S. is upping scrutiny of foreign investment. Here's what that means for startups.
While life sciences and technology companies are closely watching the ongoing U.S. and Chinese trade wars, hoping for an end to the double-digit taxes, one expert is warning that a new federal pilot program could further hamper the growing industries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

U.S. is upping scrutiny of foreign investment. Here's what that means for startups.
While life sciences and technology companies are closely watching the ongoing U.S. and Chinese trade wars, hoping for an end to the double-digit taxes, one expert is warning that a new federal pilot program could further hamper the growing industries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Illegal immigration costs U.S. taxpayers $155 billion per year... building a wall could pay for itself almost immediately
(Natural News) In a press conference with the President, Democratic leaders in the House and Senate, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, declared that a $5 billion border wall is a waste of money. It’s nothing for the Democrats to approve $150 billion in spending and send it all to Iran, but when it comes to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Eyes May Be the Window Into Your Stress
BOSTON (CBS) — This is one of the busiest times of year as people are shopping, partying, parenting and working and all that multi-tasking can be stressful. Now researchers at the University of Missouri have identified an objective way to measure just how stressed you are and it’s all about the eyes. They simulated an oil and gas refinery control room and had participants monitor gauges on two screens while also reacting to unexpected changes, like alarms. Using eye-tracking technology, they found that as the participants became more taxed, their eye behaviors became more erratic and their pupils dilated abnorm...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Stress Source Type: news

A tax hike on alcohol is the obesity fix Australians need to swallow
The national health impact could be substantial, preventing more than 190,000 cases of diabetes and 16,000 cases of cancerWe don ’t often equate the kilojoules we drink in our glass of wine or pint of beer with the weight that accumulates around our middle. Butour new study shows increasing the price of alcohol is the foremost value-for-money policy option to prevent obesity in Australia.The study, released today, shows if we increase alcohol taxes by standardising them across different types of alcohol, overall alcohol consumption would go down. This would lead to substantial reductions in the kilojoules Australians...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jaithri Ananthapavan, Gary Sacks and Vicki Brown for the Conversation Tags: Health Alcohol Tax Obesity Australia news Business (Australia) Medical research Source Type: news

House tax bill would delay medical device tax by another 5 years
A bill to extend this year’s tax cuts would also put a five-year moratorium on the medical device tax enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act. Although the 2.3% levy on prescribed medical devices was enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, it didn’t go into effect until 2012 and was mothballed two years later; that moratorium, extended earlier this year, was slated to end in 2020. The U.S. House Ways & Means Committee yesterday released the tax extenders legislation including the new moratorium, which would pause the tax until 2025. The House has voted several times for an outright ...
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News medicaldevicetax Source Type: news

Santa Clara County to buy two struggling South Bay hospitals out of bankruptcy
Santa Clara County is buying two financially struggling local hospitals out of bankruptcy for $235 million, adding to the capacity of overcrowded county facilities, the Mercury News reports. The county was the sole and winning bidder at a bankruptcy auction on Friday for Verity Health System's O’Connor Hospital in San Jose and St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy, which includes the De Paul Health Center in Morgan Hill. The hospitals were already receiving significant taxpayer a ssistance,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: SVBJ staff Source Type: news

Governor of Oregon spending millions in taxpayer dollars suing the Trump administration to protect illegals in Oregon
(Natural News) Left-wing progressives can’t stand spending a single taxpayer dollar on national defense as evidenced by the way they constantly complain about the Pentagon’s budget. But they have no problem spending taxpayer dollars to defend people who have no legal right to be in our country. As such, there is no clamor or outrage... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Surrender of Oversight (Editorial)
The story about the mental health services provider that ripped off both taxpayers and the mentally ill reveals what happens when bureaucrats and lawmakers surrender their oversight duties to highly conflicted parties. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Chemical composition and safety of unrecorded grain alcohol (bai jiu) samples from three provinces in China - Newman IM, Qian L, Tamrakar N, Zhang BB.
About 20% of spirits consumed in China are "unrecorded", where these spirits are produced in small-scale distilleries and sold outside the systems of taxation and quality control. Researchers visited small distilleries in rural Yunnan, Hubei and Anhui and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Peninsula drug maker to pay $360M to settle Justice Department claims
Actelion Pharmaceuticals US Inc. will pay $360 million to settle U.S. Department of Justice claims that the company illegally funded a foundation and steered Medicare customers to the foundation, leaving taxpayers to pick up much of the cost as it hiked prices for its pulmonary arterial hypertension drugs. Arrangements between drug makers and nonprofit foundations, which cover a portion of drug costs, have gained attention over the past couple of years. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), for example, paid… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Peninsula drug maker to pay $360M to settle Justice Department claims
Actelion Pharmaceuticals US Inc. will pay $360 million to settle U.S. Department of Justice claims that the company illegally funded a foundation and steered Medicare customers to the foundation, leaving taxpayers to pick up much of the cost as it hiked prices for its pulmonary arterial hypertension drugs. Arrangements between drug makers and nonprofit foundations, which cover a portion of drug costs, have gained attention over the past couple of years. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), for example, paid… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Ex-biotech investing legend Burrill sentenced to 30 months for fraud, tax evasion
Well-known biotech investor G. Steven Burrill has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison on charges of fraud and tax evasion, according to an Xconomy report. Burrill faced accusations of diverting more than $18 million from the $283 million Burrill Life Sciences Capital Fund III between 2007 and 2013 under the cover of management fees, according to the report. The U.S. Dept. of Justice claims that those fees were not owed to Burrill. The noteworthy investor was also charged with failing to pay $4.7 million in taxes on the allegedly stolen money, according to Xconomy. Burrill reportedly pleaded guilty to a single cou...
Source: Mass Device - December 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News Wall Street Beat Source Type: news

Philippine taxes on sugary drinks could avert thousands of deaths, WHO study says
The Philippines could avert 24,000 premature deaths linked to diseases such as diabetes, stroke and heart failure in the next two decades after it adopted taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Paris protests are about rising gas taxes but the dishonest American media won't tell you why: “Climate change”
(Natural News) When POTUS Donald Trump said during his 2016 campaign that, if elected, he would withdraw the United States from the “terrible” Paris Climate Accords deal to which his predecessor, Barack Obama, had committed the United States. There were some grumblings at the time, particularly among the Left-wing “establishment” media and cable news commentariat,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies Born in Withdrawal New Complication in Opioid Cases
The expansive court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation's opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born dependent on the drugs? Attorneys representing the children and their guardians want their claims separated from the federal case in Cleveland that involves hundreds of local governments and other entities such as hospitals. They told a skeptical panel of judges in New York on Thursday that they have different legal issues, a need for faster relief because the babies need services in the first years of their lives. They also told the judges...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Babies Born in Withdrawal New Complication in Opioid Cases
The expansive court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation's opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born dependent on the drugs? Attorneys representing the children and their guardians want their claims separated from the federal case in Cleveland that involves hundreds of local governments and other entities such as hospitals. They told a skeptical panel of judges in New York on Thursday that they have different legal issues, a need for faster relief because the babies need services in the first years of their lives. They also told the judges...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

World must triple efforts or face catastrophic climate change, says UN
Rapid emissions turnaround needed to keep global warming at less than 2C, report suggestsCountries are failing to take the action needed to stave off the worst effects of climate change,aUN report has found, and the commitments made in the2015 Paris agreement will not be met unless governments introduce additional measures as a matter of urgency.New taxes on fossil fuels, investment in clean technology and much stronger government policies to bring down emissions are likely to be necessary. Governments must also stop subsidising fossil fuels, directly and indirectly, the UN said.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Tags: Global climate talks Climate change Environment Water Science United Nations World news Drought Natural disasters and extreme weather Paris climate agreement Greenhouse gas emissions COP 21: UN climate change conference Paris Source Type: news

Expiring Tax Cut Affects People With Highest Healthcare Costs
The Senior Citizens League claims one of the first tax cuts to expire under recent U.S. tax law likely to affect senior taxpayers and people with highest healthcare costs starting in 2019 (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - November 27, 2018 Category: Disability Tags: Taxes - Tax Breaks Source Type: news

State treasurer calls on DOJ to enter transparent pricing fray in health care
State Treasurer Dale Folwell is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars he says is owed to the state's taxpayers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

State treasurer calls on DOJ to enter transparent pricing fray in health care
State Treasurer Dale Folwell is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars he says is owed to the state's taxpayers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Mass. businesses say new health care fee hurting bottom line
This story was originally published on MassLive. Judy Herrell, the owner of Herrell's Ice Cream in Northampton, offers her employees health insurance. But premiums are expensive, and many of the workers are students who are on their parents' plans or can buy cheaper and better insurance through MassHealth or the state-subsidized Health Connect or. Herrell has been hit by a new fee that the state is charging businesses whose employees use taxpayer-subsidized insurance. "We don't know if they're… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shira Schoenberg Source Type: news

Mass. businesses say new health care fee hurting bottom line
This story was originally published on MassLive. Judy Herrell, the owner of Herrell's Ice Cream in Northampton, offers her employees health insurance. But premiums are expensive, and many of the workers are students who are on their parents' plans or can buy cheaper and better insurance through MassHealth or the state-subsidized Health Connect or. Herrell has been hit by a new fee that the state is charging businesses whose employees use taxpayer-subsidized insurance. "We don't know if they're… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Shira Schoenberg Source Type: news

Free and based on need? Not for everyone
One thing we like to boast of about the NHS is that health care is free – “at the point of delivery” – and based on patients’ clinical need, not their ability to pay. But that is no longer true for everyone. The NHS Constitution now says that “NHS services are free of charge, except in limited circumstances sanctioned by Parliament”. Those ‘limited circumstances’ include an “immigration health surcharge” for people from outside Europe coming to live and work in the UK on a temporary visa. From December, this will mean paying £400 per person, for e...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Val Johnston Tags: Blogs News campaign health health care health charges NHS Source Type: news

Opioids Are In the Spotlight. But Meth Hospitalizations Are Surging
The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug largely has been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids. Amphetamine-related hospitalizations jumped by about 245% from 2008 to 2015, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That dwarfs the rise in hospitalizations from other drugs, such as opioids, which were up by about 46%. The most significant increases were in Western states. The surge in hospitalizations and deaths due to amphetamines “is just totally off the radar,” ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Gorman / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Wales spends most per person on health
Spend is 6.5% higher than in England Related items fromOnMedica Questions on Health Economics and commissioning General taxation still best way to generate NHS funds Futureproofing our NHS: Innovations and their benefits Expert Panel proposes ring-fenced tax solely for NHS and social care Brexit could leave health and social care 51,000 nurses short (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news