GOP Strategy in Flux Ahead of Senate Health Bill Vote Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 July 2017 17:00

According to a Sunday, July 23, 2017 Reuters post:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is pushing forward on a procedural vote on his health care bill, but very few Senators seem aware of what they will even be voting on this Tuesday: the version passed by the House or the Senate's own repeal bill.
McConnell's legacy is on the line here. Meanwhile, after six months in power, the Republicans still appear unable to manage their majority position. There are 52 Republican Senators; but with the indefinite absence of the cancer-stricken Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), McConnell's margin of error shrinks to one.

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Record-setting Digital Health Funding in 2017 So Far  Print E-mail
Written by Evan Sweeney | Fierce Healthcare¬†   
Friday, 14 July 2017 15:36

The first half of 2017 saw a record number of deals and an unprecedented level of funding within the digital health sector. Analysts predicted the industry would build on that momentum despite the ongoing healthcare debate consuming the nation's capital.
Thanks to a "record-shattering" second quarter, investors sunk $3.5 billion into U.S. digital health companies during the first half of 2017, outpacing every previous year, according to a midyear report by Rock Health. The 188 deals inked during the first two quarters were on pace to surpass last year's total of 304.

CDC: Despite recent declines, opioid prescribing is still high and inconsistent across the US Print E-mail
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Monday, 10 July 2017 00:00

The Centers for Disease Control, in a July 6, 2017 Vital Signs post, reports:
  • Providers in the highest prescribing counties prescribed 6 times more opioids per person than the lowest prescribing counties in 2015.
  • Half of US counties had a decrease in the amount of opioids (morphine milligram equivalents aka MME) prescribed per person from 2010 to 2015.
  • The MME prescribed per person in 2015 was about 3 times as high as in 1999.
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:00
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