Notable News for the Week: October 12th, 2018

Notable News for the Week: October 12th, 2018

According to the St. Louis Business Journal, Missouri has reported a record low in malpractice actions in 2017, with a record 1,278 claims being reported as closed vs. 825 new claims opened.

It is National Health IT Week!

More US Children Not Getting Vaccines

According to the CDC, the number of children not receiving routine recommended vaccinations is increasing. Factors such as insurance and region play a significant role in whether or not a child receives these immunizations.

Missouri Will Have 3 Options for Medical Marijuana Vote in November

There will be 3 initiative options on the November ballot.

FDA Threatens to Pull New Products From Nearly Two Dozen e-Cigarette Companies

The FDA has sent a letter to 21 e-cig manufacturers in order to determine whether or not new products were illegally introduced to the market without going through agency approval.

Study: Cesarean Births Nearly Doubled Since 2000

A new study indicates that the number of C-sections is increasing at an alarming rate.

The Fight Against MRSA: Photoactive Bacteria Bait

Researchers are testing new treatments for MRSA.

Medicare’s Telemedicine Proposal is Unpopular with Doctors, Physicians

Many doctors say the proposed reimbursement will cover a service they already do for free; may have a negative impact on patients because they would be required to pay a cost-sharing charge.






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