Johnson & Johnson and Novavax separately released preliminary clinical trial data on their Covid-19 vaccine candidates, setting the stage for the companies to seek FDA's authorization for the experimental vaccines. Here's what the data shows—and four things to watch, according to Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg and Pam Divack.
Kayla and Mikkel Kjelshus carefully orchestrated the arrival of their first-born child, Charlie, including planning for her to be covered through Kayla's health insurance. But after Charlie needed NICU care, the couple received hospital bills totaling $270,951—all because of an esoteric health coverage regulation called "the birthday rule," Cara Anthony writes for Kaiser Health News.
President Biden on Thursday took several executive actions aimed at expanding access to affordable health coverage and reproductive care both in the United States and abroad. Here's what health care stakeholders need to know.
The National Football League implemented extraordinary protocols for staff and players during its 2020-2021 season to curb possible transmission of the novel coronavirus. But did those intensive measures work? Here's what CDC learned when it teamed up with the NFL to track the season—and whether those lessons can help other industries, according to Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli.
The American Hospital Association in a letter sent Monday asked CMS to withdraw the so-called "most-favored nation" drug-pricing rule issued by former President Donald Trump's administration, saying the rule places "the entire onus of reducing drug prices on hospitals, rather than on drug companies or on Medicare," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Illinois, and Maryland.
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