Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday signed into law a legislative package that, among other things, will cap copayments for insulin at $25 per month, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, New Hampshire, and New Mexico.
Carl Goldman contracted the new coronavirus while on a cruise with his wife. In an interview with Vox's Sean Rameswaram, Goldman, speaking from a quarantine facility at Nebraska Medicine, details what happened when people on the Diamond Princess cruise ship started testing positive for the virus—and what having COVID-19 has felt like for him.
The number of cases of the new coronavirus in the United States topped 500 as of Monday morning, prompting U.S. officials to consider the possibility of regional lockdowns to contain the virus, and causing the U.S. and global stock markets to plummet and trading in the United States to halt for 15 minutes.
The net prices of hundreds of prescription drugs increased by 60% from 2007 to 2018, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA that's one of the first to account for discounts and rebates provided by drugmakers.
U.S. hospitals across the country are bracing for a shortage of so-called "pandemic products," like face masks and protective gear, amid the coronavirus outbreak—and at Massachusetts General Hospital that means evaluating whether the hospital's secret stockpile of the supplies is ready for use, Didi Martinez and colleagues report for NBC News.
It's becoming more common for patients who've undergone weight loss surgery to return for a second procedure, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Candice Choi reports for the Associated Press.