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May 22, 2017

UC Develops Consortium to Enhance Drug-Discovery-to-Product Process

The University of California (UC) recently unveiled a program that will share resources and expertise to help speed development of life-saving drugs and lead to economic windfalls resulting from collaborations with the pharmaceutical industry. The UC Drug Discovery Consortium will…

May 22, 2017

Restricting Drug Sales Reps’ Marketing Ploys Can Affect Physicians’ Prescribing Behaviors

New research shows that limiting how pharmaceutical sales representatives can market their products to physicians changes physicians’ drug-prescribing behaviors.

May 22, 2017

Study Finds Physician Moms Experience Workplace Discrimination

A recent survey suggests that as many as 4 out of 5 female physicians who are also mothers experience workplace discrimination. The study, led by UC San Francisco, was published earlier this month in JAMA Internal Medicine;5,782 “physician moms” responded…

May 22, 2017

Lawsuit Claims UnitedHealth Overbilled Medicare by $1 Billion

The Justice Department last Tuesday accused giant insurer UnitedHealth Group of overcharging the federal government by more than $1 billion through its Medicare Advantage plans.

May 15, 2017

GOP Healthcare Bill May Force Even Blue States to Cut Back on Coverage

Under the proposed Republican healthcare bill, it will be up to states whether to dismantle key parts of the Affordable Care Act.

May 15, 2017

Proposed State Bill Would Limit Pharmaceutical Gifts to Healthcare Providers

A new California bill aims to reduce the pharmaceutical industry’s influence in medical decision-making by restricting payments and gifts from drug companies to doctors and other medical providers.

May 15, 2017

OC’s EMS Upgrades HIE Capabilities to Have Access to Patients’ Health Records in the Field

Orange County is implementing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) health information exchange capabilities that will grant access to patient electronic health records (EHRs) data at the scene of an emergency. The upgrade is based on the Search, Alert, File, and Reconcile…

May 15, 2017

California Governor Urges State Budget Restraint Amid Obamacare Repeal Effort

At the unveiling of his revised $183 billion budget proposal on Thursday, California Gov. Jerry Brown pointed to a chart showing that nearly $125 billion dollars in federal health care dollars would disappear over the course of a decade if…

May 08, 2017

California Physicians Writing Fewer Prescriptions for Opioids

According to a new report, the number of opioid prescriptions written by California physicians dropped 17% over the past three years (2013-2016). The California Medical Association (CMA) reports that the data, from Quintiles IMS, shows that, per capita, California is…

May 08, 2017

KUDOS | Orange County

Hoag Wound Care Center Receives Three National Awards | Hoag Wound Care Center was honored by Healogics with three national awards for clinical distinction. The center received the Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence Award, the Center of…

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