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Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week:

Providing Supervised Medical-Grade Heroin to Heavy Users Can Reduce Harms; Approach Merits Pilot Study in U.S. 

Providing supervised access to medical-grade heroin to people whose use continues after trying multiple traditional treatments has been successful in other countries, and should be piloted and studied in the United States, according to a new RAND Corporation study.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

A new way to curb harmful medical errors: talk more to patients and families 

A new study suggests a simple idea could go a long way toward curbing dangerous medical errors: looping in patients and families about what’s happening with their care.

Stat News

Thursday, December 6, 2018

ObamaCare enrollment down 11 percent from last year 

Enrollment in ObamaCare plans is down by 11 percent compared to last year, according to new sign up numbers released by the Trump administration.

The Hill

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Judge adds new hurdle to CVS-Aetna merger 

A federal judge could throw a wrench into the mega-merger between health giants CVS and Aetna.

The Hill

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Employers Change Tactics to Curb Health-Insurance Costs 

Company leaders are grappling with how to deal with the rising cost of health insurance in ways that get beyond the longtime strategy of simply passing on more of the burden to workers.

Wall Street Journal

Monday, December 3, 2018

These and more weekly news items on the business of healthcare are featured in the MCOL Weekend edition, along with the MCOL Tidbits, and more, for MCOL Premium level members.


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