José Baselga on Wednesday resigned from his position as an editor-in-chief of Cancer Discovery, following a review of his lapses in disclosing conflicts of interest in medical journal articles, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Illinois, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Injury is the leading cause of death among U.S. children, and the injury-related death rates are far outpacing those of other developed countries, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Cigna on Thursday officially closed on its $67 billion acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts, completing the merger of two companies that had more than $141 billion in revenues in 2017.
President Trump on Thursday told House Republican leaders that he would not sign a Senate-passed short-term spending bill that would fund seven departments and various agencies, including FDA, because it did not include funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
In today's Google-savvy society, patients often turn to the internet for answers to their health care questions, but "medical lies tend to spread further than truths on the internet—and they have very real repercussions," Haider Warraich, a fellow in heart failure and transplantation at Duke University Medical Center, writes in a New York Times opinion piece.
Few people would choose to spend Christmas week away from their families and in a hospital, but "for all its pain and misery," the hospital "often imposes a kind of downtime that creates a space for the reflection we forgo in our daily lives," Dhruv Khullar, a physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, writes for the New York Times' "Well."
Many consumers get hit with surprise medical bills that can cost them thousands of dollars, but some legal experts believe consumers should be protected from surprise bills under provisions of contract law, Julie Appleby writes for Kaiser Health News.