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Gist Healthcare Daily

Nov 30, 2021

President Biden says the omicron variant is a cause for concern but not panic. A judge temporarily blocks the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. And an experimental treatment appears to have cured a man of Type 1 diabetes.

Nov 29, 2021

Medicare reimburses hospitals that buy drugs at discounts less than hospitals paying full price. Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether that’s legal. In this episode, hospitals say profits from this 340B program used to fund charity care and specialty pharmacy programs are now at risk.  

Nov 24, 2021

A jury rules finds CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart pharmacies recklessly distributed opioids. The Biden administration releases $7.5 billion in relief funding for rural providers. And consumers are dealing with a patchwork of telehealth coverage.

Nov 23, 2021

All the single-use PPE is creating a huge medical waste problem. Two private equity firms buy AthenaHealth. And there’s a small window for patients to get the benefits from the new coronavirus antiviral pills.

Nov 22, 2021

The CDC clears booster shots for all adults. The House passes the $1.75 trillion spending plan which includes several healthcare reforms. And physicians accuse a large Lasik eye surgery chain of pressure to boost volumes.