Health Care

‘Open Payments’ Government posts information about 3.5B in gifts from drugmakers to doctors, hospitals

Information about nearly $3.5 billion in payments and gifts made by drug and medical device makers to doctors and teaching hospitals in 2013 is being posted online Tuesday by the federal government. That marks the launch of the “Open Payments” program, mandated by the Affordable Care Act to “help consumers understand the...

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Updated Atlantic Health System CEO Trunfio is retiring

(Editor's note: Story was updated at 4:45 p.m. with comments from Robert Garrett, chief executive of Hackensack University Health Network.) Joseph A. Trunfio, 67, is retiring as president and chief executive of Atlantic Health System, the Morristown-based, five-hospital health care organization announced Monday. Trunfio, who has led Atlantic for...

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