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Health Headlines for Wednesday, January 31

Rising health-care costs a ‘huge threat’ to US economy: Cleveland Clinic’s Toby Cosgrove


The new Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan Chase partnership is a great opportunity to bring down costs in the health-care industry, Cleveland Clinic Executive Advisor Toby Cosgrove told CNBC on Tuesday.

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At least 14 NY counties and NYC suing opioid companies

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At least 14 counties across New York are suing pharmaceutical companies for what they’re claiming are deceptive marketing practices meant to minimize the addiction risks associated with opioids.

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Can three titans of modern industry revolutionize your health care?


Can three titans of modern industry bend health care away from its ruinous path of disorganization and waste, toward the kind of efficiencies these men regularly achieve in their core businesses?

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Health investors roll out unwelcome mat for Amazon’s arrival


As press releases go, it was vague and brief — six paragraphs, 394 words in all. In general terms, it described the beginnings of an effort by three big U.S. companies to team up to improve their employees’ healthcare services and save money.

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Syracuse Community Health Center may close 3 patient centers if grant money isn’t renewed

Business Journal News Network

Syracuse Community Health Center Inc. (SCHC) is concerned it may have to close three patient centers and lay off 75 health-care workers if a federal grant program isn’t restored.

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Obesity’s impact on health care costs varies by state

Cornell Chronicle

The prevalence of obesity has risen dramatically in the U.S., but there has been little information about the economic impact of this trend for individual states.

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