He was jailed as a 'fake doctor.' 20 years later, he's a real MD.

Adam Litwin has wanted to be a doctor since he was a child—so much so that in 2000, he went to jail for impersonating one. Now, almost 20 years later, he's graduated from medical school, but he still has to overcome his checkered past, Soumya Karlamangla writes for the Los Angeles Times.

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MA enrollment is growing—and insurers are expanding their MA businesses to keep up

As enrollment in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans continues to grow, data suggest more health insurance companies are expected to expand their MA business segments—at rates faster than their traditional Medicare business lines, according to a recent HealthEdge report.

Naloxone prescriptions are booming—but still lag far behind opioid prescriptions, CDC finds

The number of U.S. pharmacies dispensing prescriptions for the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone doubled from 2017 to 2018, but there's still only one naloxone prescription dispensed for every 69 high-dose opioid prescriptions, according to a CDC report released Tuesday.

The best hospitals for women's health care in 2019, according to Healthgrades

Healthgrades has named its recipients of the 2019 Women's Care Awards, which recognizes hospitals in 15 states "that demonstrate exceptional outcomes and excel in women's health care services."

This hospital was built to be hacked. (Really.)

Scores of medical devices that are currently in use have never been assessed by security researchers, so to build an understanding of security flaws, organizers of the BioHacking village at DefCon built a mock hospital equipped with "both new and older devices for hackers to tear apart," Lily Newman writes for WIRED.

FDA says drugmaker manipulated data before drug's approval

FDA on Tuesday said some data submitted to the agency during its approval process for Zolgensma, a gene therapy drug priced at $2.1 million, were manipulated, but the agency stressed the remaining data show the product should remain on the market.

Around the nation: Amid the Dayton shooting's chaos, one nurse rushed to help

After running for her life, Kayla Miller stopped to assist in the medical response to the mass shooting, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Louisiana, and Ohio.