U.S. District Judge Richard Leon on Wednesday approved a settlement with federal antitrust enforcers, allowing the much-anticipated deal to go through, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Maryland, Michigan, and Rhode Island.
Jay Crawford, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, recently argued in STAT News that a colleague "should have been paid $4.5 billion for fixing my broken wrist, not $1,000." Here's why Crawford's argument is misguided—and what it nonetheless reveals about U.S. health care prices, according to Daily Briefing's Thomas Seay.
A new study found critically ill children have higher mortality rates when hospital EDs are not prepared for pediatric patients—but Jeremy Kahn, a fellow at the University of Pittsburgh and the study's senior author, said there are steps hospitals can take to better prepare for pediatric emergencies.
Federal and state health officials this week announced they have identified high levels of vitamin E acetate in samples of marijuana vaping products that have been linked to a deadly lung illness affecting patients across the country.