NOVEMBER 22, 2018
After seven years, Georgia malpractice insurance disclosure still flawed
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Seven years ago, Georgia lawmakers approved a small step toward giving patients more knowledge about their doctors. READ MORE
[Former HHS Sec. Tom Price, M.D., and] other GOP figures on Kemp’s ‘Georgians First’ transition team 
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Gov.-elect Brian Kemp unveiled a transition team on Monday that included dozens of Republican politicians, conservative activists, former aides, prominent GOP financiers and former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. | READ MORE
Medicaid spending accelerates as states spend more than $2 trillion
Fox Business
U.S. states spent more than $2 trillion in 2018 for the first time ever, according to a new report from the National Association of State Budget Officers, boosted by an acceleration in dollars given to Medicaid. | READ MORE
Buyers of short-term health plans: Wise or shortsighted?
Kaiser Health News
Supporters of the nation’s health law condemn them. A few states, including California and New York, have banned them. Other states limit them. | READ MORE
Georgians have voted to help homeless with mental illness
Georgia Health News
Beyond the debate around Georgia’s election outcome, one result is a clear victory for health care. | READ MORE
One-third of U.S. parents plan to skip flu shots for their kids this season
Thirty-four percent of US parents said their child was unlikely to get the flu vaccine this year, according to a report published Monday by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. | READ MORE
Influential U.S. panel backs PrEP HIV-prevention pills
Medical Xpress
For the first time, a highly influential panel of experts says doctors should offer a daily pill to prevent HIV transmission to people who are at high risk for infection with the AIDS-causing virus. | READ MORE
FDA issues voluntary recall of BP medication due to cancer concerns
A voluntary recall of a blood pressure medication due to impurities, which may lead to a cancer risk, was recently issued by Sandoz Inc. | READ MORE
Ordering, interpreting lab tests correctly still a big challenge
MedPage Today
Are physicians aware of how much they don't know? Probably not, according to Mike Laposata, M.D., PhD. | READ MORE
Pfizer to raise drug prices in January; says insurance can offset the cost
USA Today
The prices of some of your medicines are about to go up. | READ MORE
FDA proposes new regulations for some prescription drug-linked smartphone apps
The Food and Drug Administration wants to ramp up the way it regulates smartphone apps linked to prescription drugs — like medication reminders or symptom trackers. | READ MORE
Hackers are not main cause of health data breaches
Most health information data breaches in the U.S. in recent years haven’t been the work of hackers but instead have been due to mistakes or security lapses inside healthcare organizations, a new study suggests. | READ MORE
WellStar at 25
Georgia Trend
If you live or travel in the Atlanta area or to the west of it, you can’t go far without seeing the WellStar logo – on hospitals, health parks, urgent care centers and medical offices. | READ MORE
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