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February 12, 2018

Member News:

The Herald reports via interview with Sharon Regional Medical Center President Joe Hugar about his priorities and what keeps him grounded.

The Herald reports about the birthing unit at UPMC Horizon’s Farrell hospital.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about how Jefferson Health’s growth affected its operating profits.

The Erie Times-News reports about UPMC Hamot’s proposed parking garage to accommodate patients at the planned $111 million, seven-story patient tower.

State News:

The Tribune-Review reports about the state’s efforts to recruit more doctors to join Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.

National News:

The Hill and Healthcare Dive report about health policy issues in President Trump’s proposed budget.

HealthLeaders Media reports about the funding boost for telemedicine.

STAT reports about President Trump’s pick for the next drug czar.

ABC News reports about proposals by lawmakers to reduce prescription drug costs, including Canadian imports.

Opioids:

The Associated Press reports that the makers of OxyContin will stop sending sales representatives to doctors’ offices to market the drug.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about Pennsylvania’s lax reporting to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about drugs that are involved in overdose deaths.

The Greenville News (South Carolina) reports about a research project piloted by Greenville Health System to treat neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Emergency Preparedness:

A Washington Post opinion reports about the importance of funding to prepare for pandemics.

Medical News:

The Associated Press reports that this year’s flu season is as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza activity is still rising and may not have peaked.

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