The basketball star and his family funded two clinics that are expected to serve 35,000 low-income individuals over the next five years, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from New York, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
Healthgrades on Tuesday released its 2020 Specialty Excellence Awards, which recognize 1,007 hospitals that rank in the top 10% of hospitals nationwide for at least one of 16 specialty areas Healthgrades evaluated.
French drugmaker Sanofi last week announced that it is recalling the common heartburn drug Zantac in the United States and Canada as a "precautionary measure," after U.S. and European health regulators linked the drug to a probable cancer-causing impurity.
Attorneys general from four states on Monday released a framework for a $48 billion agreement with three of the United States' largest drug distributors and other pharmaceutical companies that could settle thousands of lawsuits claiming the companies fueled the opioid epidemic.
Companies such as CirrusMD, 98point6, and K Health provide care to patients quickly via text message, but while these services are growing in popularity, some experts worry that the practice could lead to lower-quality care and overprescribing, Tom Murphy reports for the Associated Press.
E-cigarettes and vaping have quickly become one of the biggest topics in health care, but federal and state efforts to quell e-cigarette use have mobilized a small but vocal community of vaping adults—a group who, according to some conservative political analysts, could shape the 2020 presidential election, Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli writes.
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