Health Headlines for October 25, 2022

Advocates make renewed push against prescription drug change
State of Politics

At issue has been an ongoing battle over the state’s 340B prescription drug program, and worries changes will lead to higher costs for community-based health care providers.

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Hearing aids now available over the counter. What you should know
Gannett

The Food and Drug Administration issued a rule that allows over-the-counter sales of hearing aids for adults ages 18 and older with mild to moderate hearing loss.

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How would Upstate-Crouse merger help CNY patients? Hospitals make their case
Syracuse.com

The Federal Trade Commission last week determined the proposed merger could increase patient costs, hurt quality of care and reduce wages for hospital employees.

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Hospitals in upstate NY ravaged by bed, staff shortages
Gannett

A hospital capacity crisis is threatening parts of upstate as unseasonably early spikes in respiratory illnesses, staffing shortages and nursing home backlogs strain the health care system.

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