NY AG Seeks Sales, Marketing Records of Opioid Distributors
The office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has served subpoenas on two opioid distributors as part of a multi-state investigation into their marketing and sales practices.
Many Drugs and Many Doctors Lead to Many Mistakes
New York Times
I am a home hospice nurse, and when I get new patients after they have been discharged from the hospital, the list of drugs included in their paperwork is always wrong. Some mistakes are minor: The list includes a relatively harmless drug the patient no longer needs or it leaves off a minor dose adjustment.
Assembly Republicans pitch state takeover of Medicaid
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Republican state lawmakers are again pushing New York to take over counties’ share of Medicaid costs, saying the shift would save billions in property taxes and healthcare spending.
RURAL HOSPITALS IN WESTERN NEW YORK TO GET MILLIONS IN FUNDS
Spectrum News Buffalo
Four hospitals in Western New York’s rural communities will recieve $8 million in funding over the next five years.
Rockland, Westchester and Putnam counties rank among healthiest in New York
The Lower Hudson Valley’s strong economy, high-performing schools and quality health care system ranked it among the healthiest communities in New York, but inequality still caused a variety of problems.