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Buyer Beware: Red Yeast Rice Supplements Linked to Deaths, Hospitalizations

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Japan’s health ministry has issued a warning to consumers regarding red yeast rice dietary supplements containing a red species of mold after 5 people died and more were hospitalized after consumption.

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Opinion: Hospitals that make profits should pay taxes

STAT

hospitals pay nothing in federal taxes. The agency uses a vague “community benefit” standard to liberally grant tax-exempt status to so-called nonprofit hospitals even as many of them are financially taking advantage of sick Americans with inflated medical bills. Where’s the community benefit in that?

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340B program continues to drive shift in care to more expensive hospital settings

PhRMA

In this case, the Berkeley Research Group (BRG) found that nearly 36% of all Medicare Part B therapy sales occurred at 340B hospitals in 2021 , up nearly 17 percentage points since 2012, meaning care is moving from physician offices and non-340B hospitals to 340B hospitals.

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Opinion: With the threat of H5N1 bird flu, hospitals must stay prepared

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hospitals need to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. While there is yet no evidence of human-to-human transmission of the H5N1 virus, this could emerge at any time, underscoring the urgent need for hospitals to bolster their preparedness for potential additional human cases of H5N1. The three human cases of H5N1 in the U.S.

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Nonprofit hospitals fall short on community benefit, studies show

PhRMA

Nonprofit hospitals are supposed to help provide access to crucial treatment and services in our most vulnerable communities. But recent research adds to the mountain of evidence showing nonprofit hospitals continue to fall short in their community benefit.

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STAT+: Federal judge rules in favor of hospital lobby in privacy lawsuit

STAT

A federal judge has sided with a powerful hospital lobby in a legal battle with regulators over hospitals’ use of third-party website trackers to gather details about visitors’ online behavior. North Texas U.S. Continue to STAT+ to read the full story…

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Cyberattack disrupts patient care at London hospitals

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NHS hospitals in London have declared a critical incident caused by a ransomware attack on a pathology services provider, leading to cancelled procedures and patients having to be transferred to different care providers.