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    Healthcare industry nearly recovered from early pandemic job losses

    Hospitals added about 13,000 jobs in July compared to about 20,000 in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    CVS beats Q2 expectations, Aetna revenue rises nearly 11%

    The company raised its full-year guidance despite a $77 million decrease in adjusted operating income, primarily due to declines in its retail segment.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    Healthcare Dive's Outlook for 2022

    As the country enters its third year of battling the COVID-19 pandemic, fault lines in the healthcare landscape are becoming more clear and long-term implications are becoming more evident.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
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    CDC backs Novavax's protein-based vaccine for COVID-19

    Health officials argue a new type of shot could help to persuade unvaccinated people, although some surveys suggest that might not be the case. 

    By Delilah Alvarado • July 21, 2022
  • Molina to pay $150M for Wisconsin Medicaid firm in latest buy

    Acquisitions are key to Molina’s growth strategy, CEO Joe Zubretsky has said.

    By July 14, 2022
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    Opinion

    As Congress, Biden administration squabble over COVID-19 funds, an ongoing pandemic response posture strains public health

    Congress and the administration are at odds on the need to purchase more vaccines and therapeutics while the public health workforce is beleaguered, former Moderna VP Richard Hughes argues.

    By Richard Hughes • July 14, 2022
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    FDA clears Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine as 4th option in US

    The regulator’s decision comes more than a year after the main part of the principal trial was completed, raising questions about the shot’s effectiveness against omicron.

    By Jonathan Gardner • Updated July 13, 2022
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    Antibiotic-resistant infections rose in hospitals during pandemic, CDC data shows

    Nearly 30,000 people died from infections associated with healthcare settings in the first year of the pandemic and about 40% were infected during a hospital stay, according to the CDC.

    By July 12, 2022
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    University of California nurses nab new contract deal

    The system and unionized nurses were able to reach a deal before the end of their prior contract, which was slated to expire this fall.

    By July 11, 2022
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    COVID-19 reappeared in top 5 telehealth diagnoses in April

    Telehealth use overall rose nationally and in every region following two months of decline, according to Fair Health’s monthly tracker.

    By July 6, 2022
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    Opinion

    Healing within the healthcare community starts with empathy

    The U.S. healthcare system can’t take much more employee turnover without compromising care. Overwhelmed and overworked, many healthcare workers don’t feel safe and supported, Qualtrics’ CMO argues.

    By Adrienne Boissy • July 5, 2022
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    SCOTUS won't hear challenge to health worker vaccine mandate

    Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito dissented in the court’s decision regarding the New York lawsuit.

    By July 1, 2022
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    Pfizer seeks full FDA approval of Paxlovid as questions about its benefits grow

    A standard clearance could further broaden Paxlovid’s fast-rising use. But weaknesses are emerging too, among them unclear benefits in vaccinated people and a potential lack of potency against new variants.

    By Delilah Alvarado • June 30, 2022
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    The doctor's visit of the future will be like having coffee with a friend. Here's why

    Solv Health CMO Robert Rohatsch contends that digital healthcare transformation will help GPs finally get back to what most of us really want to do in the first place — keep patients healthy.

    By Robert Rohatsch • June 22, 2022
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    AMA presses policies on abortion, guns, climate at annual meeting

    The AMA announced over 20 policies including those that declared climate change a public health crisis, urged the FDA to make over-the-counter oral contraceptives accessible and more.

    By June 21, 2022
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    FDA authorizes Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for young children

    The much-anticipated decision follows two days after a panel of independent experts unanimously recommended expanding the shots’ use. A CDC panel is meeting Friday and Saturday to develop specific recommendations. 

    By Ned Pagliarulo • June 17, 2022
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    Pfizer study results show Paxlovid benefit less clear in lower-risk patients

    A closely watched study missed its goal, failing to prove the antiviral pill’s benefit in a broader population than the high-risk people for whom it’s currently cleared.

    By Ned Pagliarulo • June 16, 2022
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    FDA advisers recommend Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for youngest children

    Independent experts unanimously supported use of both shots in children aged 6 months to 5 years old, clearing the way for an FDA decision.

    By Ben Fidler • Updated June 15, 2022
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    FDA staff supportive of Pfizer, Moderna COVID vaccines in young children

    Agency scientists found the shots to be similarly effective in kids as in older teenagers and raised no major safety red flags, documents published ahead of a meeting of agency advisers this week show.

    By Jonathan Gardner , Ned Pagliarulo • June 13, 2022
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    Physician residents reach deal with Los Angeles County, averting strike

    The labor discord is one of several recent disputes in California, where unions representing healthcare workers have been especially active as more contracts expire and staff see an opportunity to negotiate working conditions.

    By June 8, 2022
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    Surge in 'new' nurses reflects rise in resignations, job shuffling, study finds

    Median nursing tenure fell 19.5% across the U.S from March 2021 to March 2022, according to an analysis by Epic.

    By June 7, 2022
  • Healthcare payrolls recovering, still lag pre-pandemic levels

    Hospitals led growth in healthcare jobs in May as the industry slowly rebuilds its pandemic-shaken workforce.

    By June 6, 2022
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    Telehealth visits dropped in March amid better COVID-19 outlook, new report finds

    The data provides a snapshot of early 2022 when COVID-19 infections dropped and patients seemed more willing to return to the doctor's office.

    By June 3, 2022
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    Steep expenses, falling patient volumes stifled hospitals in April

    Kaufman Hall's new findings reverse trends from March, when hospitals posted a modest rise in patient volumes and temporary expense reliefs.

    By June 1, 2022
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    Cleveland Clinic, scrambling to staff hospitals, posts Q1 loss

    The academic medical giant is paying higher employee wages and hiring more agency nurses and other temporary personnel to cope with a nationwide shortage of healthcare workers.

    By May 31, 2022
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    Gender pay gap for registered nurses widened during pandemic

    The findings come as hospitals face major hurdles recruiting and retaining enough staff two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, and as healthcare workers and unions push for higher wages.

    By May 31, 2022