Category Archives: News

Will Virtual Care Platforms (VCPs) Become Healthcare’s Mega-Platforms?

Seth Joseph Vince Kuraitis By VINCE KURAITIS and SETH JOSEPH Let’s start with a pop quiz. Take 15 seconds to look at the list below, asking yourself the question “What do all these have in common?” address books video cameras pagers wristwatches maps books travel games flashlights home telephones cash registers MP3 players Day timers… Read More »

FDA Approves Zynrelef (bupivacaine and meloxicam) for the Management of Postoperative Pain

FDA Approves Zynrelef (bupivacaine and meloxicam) for the Management of Postoperative Pain SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HRTX), a commercial-stage biotechnology company focused on improving the lives of patients by developing best-in-class treatments to address some of the most important unmet patient needs, today announced that the U.S. Food… Read More »

Despite CMS rule, few hospitals post prices in a coherent fashion, study says

Dive Brief: Despite CMS issuing a new rule requiring hospitals to publish their prices for many services as of Jan. 1, few of the larger institutions are making such data readily available, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers found that fewer than half of the nation’s hospitals had chargemaster data… Read More »

Bike-Linked Head Injuries Decline for Kids, But Not Adults

By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — There’s good news and bad on rates of head injuries among America’s bike-riding public: Rates for these injuries have sharply declined among kids but barely budged among the growing number of adult bike riders. Between 2009 and 2018, increasing helmet use, construction of… Read More »