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Questions abound as two appeals courts split on legality of health law subsidies

Two U.S. courts of appeals reached different decisions regarding the issue of whether the health law's subsidies can be used by consumers shopping for health coverage on the federal exchange, because their states opted against setting up their own online insurance marketplace. [More]
First Edition: July 23, 2014

First Edition: July 23, 2014

Today's headlines include coverage and analysis of yesterday's conflicting legal decisions regarding the health law. [More]
States grapple with mental illness issues; Oregon moves closer to limiting Medicaid patients' access to new hepatitis C drugs

States grapple with mental illness issues; Oregon moves closer to limiting Medicaid patients' access to new hepatitis C drugs

The numbers, posted daily on the Cook County sheriff's website, would be alarming at an urgent care clinic, let alone a jail: On a Wednesday, 36 percent of all new arrivals report having a mental illness. On a Friday, it's 54 percent. But inside the razor wire framing the 96-acre compound, the faces and voices of the newly arrested confirm its accidental role as Chicago's treatment center of last resort for people with serious mental illnesses (Geller, 7/14). [More]
Arrowroot Capital makes $4 million investment in MedNet Solutions

Arrowroot Capital makes $4 million investment in MedNet Solutions

MedNet Solutions, a global life sciences technology company specializing in clinical study management systems, is pleased to announce that Arrowroot Capital, a growth equity firm focused on software-as-a-service (SaaS) and Internet-based businesses, has made a $4 million investment in MedNet Solutions. [More]

Peakdale Molecular reports significant growth in demand for its medicinal chemistry services

Peakdale Molecular, a leading UK provider of medicinal chemistry and chemistry services, is celebrating its most successful year ever for revenues and earnings since the company’s inception in 1992. [More]

Is HealthCare.gov floating toward the cloud?

The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon.com Inc.'s cloud is picking up steam in the Obama administration's attempt to revamp the federal online insurance marketplace. Meanwhile, news outlets also report on the latest developments regarding exchanges in Colorado and New Hampshire. [More]
VA to probe deaths of 18 veterans to see if delay in care played a role

VA to probe deaths of 18 veterans to see if delay in care played a role

Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson announces 18 more veterans kept off an appointment list have died. The department is expected to release more details Monday as officials appear before Congress. [More]
First Edition: June 9, 2014

First Edition: June 9, 2014

Today's headlines include reports about efforts on the state level and within the health care system to address health care costs and advance other system reforms. [More]
Leidos Holdings revenues decrease $1.32B to 17% in first quarter FY 2015

Leidos Holdings revenues decrease $1.32B to 17% in first quarter FY 2015

Leidos Holdings, Inc., a national security, health and engineering solutions company, today reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, which ended May 2, 2014. [More]
Highlights: Nurse practitioners fight for autonomy in Texas; Ohio physician assistant prescriptions; drug options in Colo.

Highlights: Nurse practitioners fight for autonomy in Texas; Ohio physician assistant prescriptions; drug options in Colo.

A selection of health policy stories from Texas, Ohio, Colorado, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Alabama, Connecticut and Kansas. [More]
First Edition: May 19, 2014

First Edition: May 19, 2014

Today's headlines include a report about federal health care subsidies and an update on states small business health exchanges. [More]
Prevalence of heart failure is higher in patients with COPD, finds study

Prevalence of heart failure is higher in patients with COPD, finds study

As if increased risks of high blood pressure, respiratory infections, lung cancer and even depression weren't enough, researchers say patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have another complication to worry about: heart failure. [More]

AirStrip wins TripleTree iAward for Connected Health

AirStrip, the leading provider of mobile healthcare solutions for driving clinical transformation, was honored today by TripleTree as part of the 6th Annual TripleTree iAwards for Connected Health. [More]
Salix Pharmaceuticals' total net product revenue increases 90% to $384.4 million in Q1 2014

Salix Pharmaceuticals' total net product revenue increases 90% to $384.4 million in Q1 2014

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. today announced financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, and other business updates. [More]
Study finds ovarian cancer cells are more aggressive on soft tissues due to mechanical properties of environment

Study finds ovarian cancer cells are more aggressive on soft tissues due to mechanical properties of environment

When ovarian cancer spreads from the ovaries it almost always does so to a layer of fatty tissue that lines the gut. [More]

Study links nerve damage after hip surgery to inflammatory neuropathy

A recent Mayo Clinic Proceedings article links some nerve damage after hip surgery to inflammatory neuropathy. Historically, nerve damage from hip surgery has been attributed to mechanical factors caused by anesthesiologists or surgeons, such as positioning of the patient during surgery or direct surgical injury of the nerves. [More]
Support for internal limiting membrane peeling for full-thickness macular holes

Support for internal limiting membrane peeling for full-thickness macular holes

Vitrectomy with peeling of the internal limiting membrane of the retina improves the outcome of idiopathic full-thickness macular hole surgery compared with no peeling, study findings show. [More]
Viewpoints: Boehner's 'truthful gaffe' on health law; Larry Kramer's AIDS crusade; costly drugs

Viewpoints: Boehner's 'truthful gaffe' on health law; Larry Kramer's AIDS crusade; costly drugs

Although "repeal and replace" has been the Republican position on Obamacare since 2010, "replace" has been there mainly because it polled well. Republicans were satisfied with the health-care status quo in 2009, and would have been glad to repeal Obamacare to return to it. As Steve Benen points out, Republicans voted for just-plain-repeal many times. [More]

Healthbox closes $7M in funding to execute new business priorities

Today Healthbox announces it has closed $7 million in funding to expand on its accelerator model and launch three new business verticals that will continue to drive actionable innovation through collaboration between entrepreneurs and the healthcare industry. [More]
Highlights: Va. mental health care task force; pharmacist duties in N.C.; nurse practitioners in Conn.

Highlights: Va. mental health care task force; pharmacist duties in N.C.; nurse practitioners in Conn.

A selection of health policy stories from Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Connecticut, Minnesota, Florida, Iowa and Oregon. [More]