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Hospital Costs Lead to Fewer Bankruptcies Than Thought

An analysis of medical records and financial data show bankruptcies from costs of hospitalization occur less often than anticipated, but health care expenses overall have other long-term negative effects on personal finances. . . . → Read More: Hospital Costs Lead to Fewer Bankruptcies Than Thought

Coalition Standardizes Chronic Kidney Disease Tests

A group of medical lab companies, medical centers, and not-for-profit groups developed standardized testing protocols for chronic kidney disease, which participants expect will help more people diagnose the condition earlier. . . . → Read More: Coalition Standardizes Chronic Kidney Disease Tests

Texas Vaccine Center Expanding R&D

A vaccine research center in Galveston, Texas is expanding its operations to add more basic and preclinical studies that lead to clinical trials resulting in more preventive and therapeutic vaccines. . . . → Read More: Texas Vaccine Center Expanding R&D

Agencies Send Warnings to Halt Opioid Cessation Scams

Two federal agencies sent warning letters to companies the agencies say are illegally marketing products making false or unsubstantiated claims about their treating opioid addiction or withdrawal. . . . → Read More: Agencies Send Warnings to Halt Opioid Cessation Scams

Finland Begins Large-Scale National Genomic Study

The country of Finland is conducting a nationwide genomic analysis of its population, collecting 500,000 blood samples from its 5.5 million citizens. . . . → Read More: Finland Begins Large-Scale National Genomic Study

MIT Building Statewide Health Innovation System

A unit of Massachusetts Institute of Technology is establishing what it calls an innovation ecosystem that pulls together different players in health care to better serve the needs of patients. . . . → Read More: MIT Building Statewide Health Innovation System

Telemedicine Kiosks Opening at Retail Pharmacies

Private kiosks providing individuals live video sessions with clinicians to diagnose non-emergency medical issues are underway in New York. . . . → Read More: Telemedicine Kiosks Opening at Retail Pharmacies

Drug Price Report Calls for Govt Negotiation, More Generics

A panel convened by the National Academies calls for the federal government to use its buying power to negotiate better drug prices for consumers. . . . → Read More: Drug Price Report Calls for Govt Negotiation, More Generics

Report: Health System Not Ready for Alzheimer’s Therapies

A new study finds the U.S. health care system does not have the capacity for large-scale screening and treatment of people with early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease. . . . → Read More: Report: Health System Not Ready for Alzheimer’s Therapies

Open-Source Model Devised to Value Medical Technologies

An initiative joining most major health care stakeholders is developing models to calculate the value of medical treatments, with a process described as open and transparent. . . . → Read More: Open-Source Model Devised to Value Medical Technologies