Health Headlines for June 15, 2022

NYU Langone Health, Empire BCBS strike data-sharing deal
Politico Pro

NYU Langone Health and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are updating an archaic data-sharing process to speed up patient care and cut down on 85 percent of paperwork.

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Breaking the rules of healthcare: Overpaying for drugs that underachieve
Forbes

By following the rule of maximizing profits at minimal risk, pharmaceutical companies now routinely price and promote minimally effective drugs as if they were lifesaving medications.

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How high? Prices for newly launched medicines rose 20% annually, analysis finds
STAT

Amid ongoing angst over prescription drug costs, a new analysis finds out just how much the average launch price has skyrocketed from 2008 to 2021.

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Syracuse state senators want Upstate, Crouse to lift secrecy surrounding hospital merger
Syracuse.com

Upstate, a state-owned taxpayer-supported hospital, asked the state Health Department in April for permission to acquire Crouse, an independent nonprofit hospital next door.

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