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Physician groups representing more than half a million doctors pleaded with CMS to “reconsider its willingness” to let states require Medicaid recipients to have or seek jobs.
A key moment for the 21st Century Cures Act comes this week: the first meeting of the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee, on Thursday. (Modern Healthcare)
Veterinary journal article warns that raw-meat products for pets frequently carry human pathogens, such as Salmonella, Listeria, and beta-lactamase producing E. coli. (VetRecord)
Google parent company Alphabet is among the backers of a British firm hoping to start a big clinical trial with a universal flu vaccine. (Reuters)
ICER’s take on Luxturna, the newly approved gene therapy for RPE65-associated retinal dystrophy: it’s overpriced by a factor of four.
Take a peek into a top-secret underground facility where drug addicts can inject with clean needles under supervision by healthcare professionals. (Reuters)
Meet the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s deputy chief of staff: a 24-year-old whose only previous job after college was as a Trump campaign worker. (Washington Post)
It’s official: everyone is freaking out over the risk of nuclear attack. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
However, the CDC is postponing its “grand rounds” session on nuclear preparedness, originally scheduled for tomorrow, to an unspecified later date. Instead, the Jan. 16 event will focus on influenza responses. (New York Times, CDC)
What is the one absolutely critical thing in the doctor-patient relationship? (Kevin MD)
Former supplement salesman rips outgoing Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) for his prominent role in keeping the industry safe from regulation. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
The Fox TV network will premiere a new hospital drama, “The Resident,” this coming weekend.
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