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Purdue Pharma files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/16 12:03A Jan Hoffman and Mary Williams Wa
Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, the drug widely seen as igniting the opioid crisis, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday night, a move at the center of the company’s efforts to shield itself and its owners from more than 2,600 federal and...

Trump administration considers ban on flavoured e-cigarettes

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/11 8:04A Hannah Kuchler and Alistair Gray
The Trump administration is examining whether to ban flavored e-cigarettes from the market, after over 400 patients have been diagnosed with a mysterious illness linked to vaping and six have died.

Share of Americans with health insurance declined in 2018

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/10 11:42P Margot Sanger-Katz, Ben Casselma
It's the first increase since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, and experts said it was at least partly the result of the Trump administration’s efforts to undermine that law.

Frisco company to acquire Hospice Partners of America in $130M deal

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/3 9:13A Tyler Patchen
Frisco-based Addus HomeCare Corp. (Nasdaq: ADUS) has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Birmingham-based hospice company Hospice Partners of America LLC in a $130 million deal. “We are very pleased to announce our agreement to...

A battle brews over moving medical records to your smartphone

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/2 11:43P Natasha Singer
Americans may soon be able to get their medical records through smartphone apps as easily as they order takeout food from Seamless or catch a ride from Lyft. But prominent medical organizations are warning that patient data-sharing with apps...

Purdue and Sacklers offer to settle opioid suits for up to $12bn

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/27 10:37A Hannah Kuchler in New York
The states, cities and counties which are pursuing the OxyContin maker because of large bills for cleaning up the opioid crisis are deciding whether to accept the offer by Friday, the people said.

Drug to treat a rare disease costs millions

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/26 12:01A Katie Thomas and Reed Abelson
Dawn Patterson keeps a multimillion-dollar drug in the fridge, next to a bottle of root beer and a jar of salsa.

Talent shortages in health care are top of mind for her right now

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/21 4:11P Rob Schneider
“People don’t seem to be thinking about how the aging of America is going to change the healthcare industry and the delivery of healthcare in our country,” Susan Salka, CEO, President, and Director of AMN Healthcare, said.

Nexeon MedSystems CEO trusts his team to face tough challenges

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/19 12:00A Anne Stych
Will Rosellini of Nexeon MedSystems is a finalist in the Emerging Company CEO category for the 2019 Tech Titan awards. Category winners will be announced at an awards event on Friday, Aug. 23. For more information about the awards event, click...
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