Top teaching hospitals urge Congress to ‘review’ Genentech distribution change

Carly Helfand Roche's Genentech unit is facing more pushback over distribution-channel changes for its three best-selling cancer treatments. Leaders from top U.S. teaching hospitals ...

Genentech tightens distribution on top cancer meds, triggering blowback from hospitals

Tracy Staton Roche's Genentech unit is getting some high-profile blowback from a change to its distribution model on three top cancer meds. Hospital and pharmacy executives claim ...

Ascension hospitals bar Genentech reps after cancer drug distribution switch

Tracy Staton One hospital chain has struck back at Roche's Genentech unit for switching its top 3 cancer treatments to specialty distributors. Ascension Health, a Roman Catholic-based ...

FDA and hospitals are scrambling as the shortage of hydration products deepens

Eric Palmer The FDA has worked to face down shortages of important, sometimes life-saving, drugs that have sprung up in recent years. But occasionally something as mundane as saline ...

Medical Properties Trust Buys Acute Care Hospitals

barbara.lempert Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Reports 9% Increase in Normalized FFO Per Share in Second Quarter 2013 Company To Exceed Full Year 2013 Acquisition Target with Pending ...

Armed With Bigger Fines, Medicare To Punish 2,225 Hospitals For Excess Readmissions

barbara.lempert By Jordan Rau KHN Staff Writer Aug 02, 2013 Medicare will levy $ 227 million in fines against hospitals in every state but one for the second round of the government’s ...

Consumer Reports’ New Ratings Evaluate U.S. Hospitals For Scheduled Surgeries

barbara.lempert Ratings Analyze Length of Hospital Stays and Mortality Rates; Includes Ratings for Five Common Surgery Types YONKERS, N.Y., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — ...

How Superbug Spreads Among Regional Hospitals: A Domino Effect

barbara.lempert Washington, DC, July 30, 2013 – A moderate increase in vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) at one hospital can lead to a nearly 3 percent increase in VRE in every ...

Bribery Allegations Against GSK Exemplify Ills Affecting Cash-strapped Hospitals

mia.burns Drugs: Corruption infects China’s healthcare: Bribery allegations against GSK exemplify ills affecting cash-strapped hospitals On a summer day about a month ...

U.S. News & World Report Releases 2013-14 Best Hospitals Rankings

barbara.lempert Washington, D.C. — July 16, 2013 — U.S. News & World Report today released its 24th annual Best Hospitals rankings, recognizing hospitals that excel in treating ...

Health Care Names Most Wired Hospitals

barbara.lempert Nation’s Most Wired Hospitals Demonstrate Progress Through Innovation CHICAGO — This year marks the 15th anniversary of Health Care’s Most Wired Survey. In that ...

N.H. Gov: Hospitals OK With Medicaid Managed Care

barbara.lempert Governor Hassan Statement on Medicaid Managed Care CONCORD – Governor Maggie Hassan issued the following statement announcing that all hospitals have either signed ...
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