The Louisville Health Department has lowered the price of the hepatitis A vaccine from $65 to $25 as the city fights an outbreak of the infection, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
CVS Health is introducing a new tool, called the "Rx Savings Finder," that will enable pharmacists and customers to better compare drug prices at the pharmacy counter, in an effort to both save customers money on prescriptions and increase drug price transparency.
Hospital ratings gets lots of buzz in the news, but do you know what factors actually determine how your hospital ranks? The Daily Briefing's Rachel Schulze dove into four of the most popular lists—from U.S. News, Leapfrog, and more—to find out how they work and why they're so controversial.
Kaiser Permanente on Monday announced that it will invest $2 million to launch its own gun violence research initiative, the Task Force on Firearm Injury Prevention, to identify best practices for providers to prevent firearm-related injuries and deaths.
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday announced he will not seek re-election in November, raising questions about whether Congress will achieve his long-sought goal to overhaul federal entitlement programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid.