November 14, 2019

Around the nation: DEA sues Colorado officials over patient prescription drug data

Daily Briefing

    The Drug Enforcement Administration says it needs the data to investigate two Colorado pharmacies that may have broken the law when dispensing opioids and other medications, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Colorado, Idaho, and New York.

    • Colorado: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is suing the Colorado State Board of Pharmacy for failing to share patient information from its prescription drug monitoring program. DEA says it needs the data to investigate two pharmacies that may have broken the law when dispensing opioids and other medications. DEA previously issued administrative subpoenas to gain access to the data, but state officials dismissed the subpoenas due to patient privacy concerns (Anderson, Becker's Hospital Review, 11/12).
    • Idaho: St. Luke's Health System CEO David Pate last week announced that he will retire in 2020. Pate, who served as CEO of the health system for a decade, will be succeeded by St. Luke's COO Chris Roth. Roth previously served as an executive at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center and Ochsner Health System (O'Brien, HealthLeaders Media, 11/7).
    • New York: NYU Langone Health last week reached its $3 billion fundraising goal at the Violet Ball, its annual fundraising gala. The Violet Ball raised more than $150 million for the health system's fundraiser, which started in 2007. Proceeds will go toward graduate biomedical research education and tuition scholarships (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 11/12).

     

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