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

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:


Top News From the Past Week as reported from key news services, and compiled by MCOL

Opioid prescriptions fell 10 percent last year, study says

Prescriptions for opioids fell sharply last year, the steepest drop in the amount of painkillers dispensed to patients in 25 years, according to a report from IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science, the research arm of a health-care data firm.

The Washington Post

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Congress Urged To Cut Medicare Payments To Many Stand-Alone ERs

The woman arrived at the emergency department gasping for air, her severe emphysema causing such shortness of breath that the physician who examined her put her on a ventilator immediately to help her breathe.

Kaiser Health News

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

1.7 million people could be impacted by Medicaid work requirements in 10 states

About 1.7 million Medicaid beneficiaries could be impacted by work requirement proposals in 10 states, according to new report released Monday from the PwC Health Research Institute.

The Hill

Monday, April 16, 2018

CVS Rallies After Amazon Report

CVS Health Corp., along with rival drugstores and drug distributors, rallied after a report that Inc. had shelved plans to sell drugs to hospitals and other businesses.


Monday, April 16, 2018

New Medicaid Requirements Signals Trump Crackdown On Public Assistance Programs

Michel Martin speaks to Diane Rowland from The Kaiser Family Foundation about a new order from President Trump to establish work requirements for recipients of Medicaid and other federal benefits.


Sunday, April 15, 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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