Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed into law legislation that will give the state oversight of medical exemptions for vaccines that children must have to attend public school, private school, or daycare, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Michigan, and Minnesota.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as early as this week could release a bill to tackle rising prescription drug costs—and a summary of the bill obtained by media outlets suggests Pelosi is considering allowing HHS to negotiate drug prices for certain treatments and establishing a drug price ceiling based on the prices paid for the drugs in other countries.
Novo Nordisk on Friday announced that it will offer generic versions of its insulin drug Novolog at 50% of the drug's current list price in the United States, making it the last of the so-called "Big Three" insulin drugmakers to offer lower-cost insulin products to U.S. consumers.
Mayo Clinic on Tuesday announced a 10-year strategic partnership with Google to develop new AI technologies—and the plan even includes a new Google office located in Mayo's hometown of Rochester, Minnesota.
Researchers are increasingly interested in the connection between the gut microbiome and obesity, but a new study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital suggests that transferring microbiota from a lean donor to an obese recipient might not improve the recipients' metabolic health, contrary to other research, Anahad O'Connor writes for the New York Times.
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the country's uninsured rate increased from 7.9% in 2017 to 8.5% in 2018, marking the first year-to-year increase reflected in Census data since 2008 to 2009, when the United States was at the highest point of the Great Recession.
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