Health Care

Pallone unveils new legislation to lower prescription drug prices

“The price of prescription drugs has skyrocketed in the last few years. It’s the number one issue that people talk to me about,” U.S. Rep Frank Pallone said Monday at independent pharmacy Boyt Drugs in Metuchen. “If we don’t start doing something to lower the price of prescription drugs we are going to see more and more people who need them who are not going to have them.”

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Building better surgeons (access required)

Robotic surgery is becoming an increasingly important tool in the surgeon’s armamentarium. Citing figures from Intuitive Surgical, manufacturer of the da Vinci surgical system, General Surgery News reported that nearly 877,000 surgical procedures were performed with the da Vinci system in 2017, an increase of almost 16 percent from the year before.

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Shaping the future of US hospitals (access required)

Brian Gragnolati started out as an EMT and worked his way up through the hospital administration ranks to become president and chief executive officer of Atlantic Health System. In January, he reached yet another height when he started a three-year term as chair of the American Hospital Association — the pinnacle of health care leadership in this country.

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McKnight’s Senior Living names CareOne’s Straus Woman of Distinction/Hall of Honor

McKnight’s Senior Living announced on Friday that CareOne Executive Vice President Elizabeth Straus has been honored as a Hall of Honor Woman of Distinction. The award is given to those who serve the senior housing and care sector including women working in long-term care/post-acute care, assisted living, independent living, senior living, memory care, hospice and ...

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