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CVS to Acquire Aetna  Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 04 December 2017 18:39

In a CNN report dated 12/3/17, it is revealed that CVS is buying health insurance giant Aetna. According to the article, "If approved, the $69 billion acquisition -- $77 billion including debt -- would drastically remap the health care industry. It would also go down as the largest health insurance deal in history...Buying Aetna puts CVS in a better position to compete with other integrated health care providers, such as UnitedHealthcare (UNH) and pharmacy benefits manager Optum."

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Last Updated on Monday, 04 December 2017 18:54
 
When Social Media and Patient Privacy Collide Print E-mail
Written by Vitale Health Law   
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 19:01

Earlier this month, three employees of an assisted living facility in Glendale, Arizona were let go after allegedly videotaping patients and posting them to Snapchat. The video shows employees making fun of elderly residents in their care and, instead of taking care of one woman asking for help, the employee continues to film and make fun of her. To its credit, management said it was investigating the matter and that it also had been reported to the State Board of Nursing as well as the Arizona Department of Health Services for review. The matter came to management's attention thanks to a whistleblower (a nurse) who saw the video on Snapchat and reported it.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 November 2017 19:04
 
From Wild to Mild: How Different Alcohol Types Affect Mood Print E-mail
Written by Live Science   
Saturday, 25 November 2017 13:12

The holidays are full of tasty treats and festive cocktails - but instead of Christmas cheer, some alcoholic beverages may cause other, less pleasant feelings, a new study from England suggests. In the study, researchers examined how consuming different types of alcohol, such as beer, spirits and wine, could affect a person's emotions when drinking at home or out in public. Their findings suggest that spirits, which have higher alcohol concentrations, are frequently associated with feelings of aggression.

 
Polypharmacy in the Elderly: Who's Responsible? Print E-mail
Written by MD Whistleblower   
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 20:17
 
There's a common affliction that's rampant in my practice, but it's not a gastrointestinal condition. It's called polypharmacy, and it refers to patients who are receiving a  pile of prescription and other medications. I see this daily in the office and in the hospital. It's common enough to see patients who are receiving 10 or more medications, usually from 3 or 4 medical specialists.
 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 November 2017 20:26
 
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Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00
 
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