Industry News: Volume 3, Issue 13

Pharmalittle: South Africa ‘bullied’ into one-sided Covid vaccine deals; Astellas drops Medicare price-negotiation suit By Jason Mast – South Africa was “bullied” into one-sided deals with Covid-19 vaccine suppliers, STAT reports. Vaccine contracts disclosed after a court case between the advocacy group Health Justice Initiative and the South African government showed the country

Industry News: Volume 3, Issue 12

Biden administration proposes minimum staffing standards for nursing homes By Dave Muoio – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has made good on President Joe Biden’s word during the 2022 State of the Union with new proposed staffing requirements for nursing homes. The proposed rule, issued Friday, includes for the first

Industry News: Volume 3, Issue 11

Guideway Care and Vizient Announce Strategic Partnership: Introduces Care Guidance to Vizient's High Value Network Connecting Employers to Top-Tier Health Systems Nationwide BIRMINGHAM, Ala. & IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Guideway Care (Guideway), an innovative healthcare company dedicated to advancing health equity, optimizing patient outcomes and lowering total costs in value-based care and Vizient, Inc., the

Industry News: Volume 3, Issue 10

US Has Worst Geographic Health Disparities in Developed World By Sara Heath – The United States is home to the biggest geographic health disparities in the developed world, with researchers supported by the Commonwealth Fund finding significant outcomes differences falling along rural and urban lines. The study, published in JAMA Network Open,

Industry News: Volume 3, Issue 9

aequum Launches Dedicated ‘No Surprises Act’ Website to Capture Industry and Litigation Updates, Advance Understanding and Compliance  CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--aequum LLC, acting on behalf of over 400 self-insured health plans and their participants, announces today the launch of its dedicated website ( and information portal. Employers, plan sponsors, third party administrators, brokers

Industry News: Volume 3, Issue 8

Regularly getting a good night's sleep could cut asthma risk -- Regularly enjoying a good night’s sleep could significantly reduce your risk of developing asthma, a decade-long study suggests. Asthma affects about 300 million people worldwide. Scientists do not know why some people develop the condition while others do not. Now a

Industry News: Volume 3, Issue 7

As hearing health moves onto digital platforms, experts emphasize that hearing aids won't be replaced By Annie Burky --- Digital health innovators are looking to provide more options for auditory care outside of the tradition care path of in-school tests and hearing aids. But as new audio tools abound, audiologists are

Industry News: Volume 3, Issue 6

20+ US hospitals among Newsweek's top 100 global hospitals  By Kelly Gooch – More than 20 U.S. hospitals were among those in the top 100 of Newsweek's 2023 list of top 250 global hospitals.  For its fifth annual ranking, the magazine, in collaboration with consumer research company Statista, ranked more than 2,300 hospitals

Industry News: Volume 3, Issue 5

Advocates ask U.S. trade rep to allow countries to sidestep Trikafta patents – Cystic fibrosis patients around the globe are clamoring for access to Trikafta, a potent drug from Vertex Pharmaceuticals that can treat 90% of patients with the inherited respiratory disorder. But it’s very expensive: The U.S. list price

Industry News: Volume 3, Issue 4

Gallup: Fewer than half of Americans believe U.S. healthcare is good enough By Paul Godfrey -- A majority of Americans rate healthcare in the United States as substandard for the first time, according to a new Gallup poll released Thursday. The results show 52% of those surveyed believe U.S. healthcare is