Researchers say they "did not see any evidence" that hospitals participating in 340B drug discount program are investing savings generated from the program in care for low-income patients—but 340B Health, a group with 1,300 hospitals enrolled in the drug discount program, calls the findings "misleading."
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase on Tuesday said they will launch a health care company that will initially serve their 1.2 million U.S. employees, with the potential to serve "all Americans," according to JPMorgan's CEO. They said the new company will be "free from profit-making incentives and constraints."
Four St. Louis trauma centers have teamed up to create the St. Louis Area Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program, a violence prevention program that aims to keep patients involved in violent incidents from returning to the hospital under the same circumstances, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Kentucky, Missouri, and New York.
Providers are increasingly offering older patients at risk of dementia a more nuanced version of the standard advance directive, enabling them to describe their preferences for care at various points in the illness's progression, Paula Span reports for the New York Times' "The New Old Age."
FDA and the Federal Trade Commission are warning the distributors and marketers of 12 products that illegally claim to help people with opioid use disorders to correct their advertising or face law enforcement action.
David Molitor, one of the study's researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, says the findings suggest that "broad-stroke wellness programs may not be effective at targeting certain groups of employees who may need it the most," particularly in the short term.