Tag Archives: Respond

How provider orgs need to respond to 2021’s cybersecurity threats

The COVID-19 pandemic created a vastly different working paradigm in healthcare, with huge numbers of employees moving from the office environment to working from home. This, in turn, opened up all sorts of new avenues for hackers to launch attacks against provider organizations and their vital health information and systems. At the same time, the… Read More »

Brain tumors respond well to combo of radiation, schizophrenia drug

By Denise Heady Researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and colleagues have found that adding a drug once commonly used to treat schizophrenia to traditional radiation therapy helped improve overall survival in mice with glioblastoma, one of the deadliest and most difficult-to-treat brain tumors. The findings, published May 1 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,… Read More »

Ratings agencies issue foreboding reports on hospital finances as AHA seeks $100B to respond to COVID-19

Dive Brief: Most U.S. hospitals typically operate on thin margins, but the COVID-19 outbreak may be pushing them closer to a financial precipice, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service. Fitch Ratings said in a separate report that smaller facilities with relatively low liquidity are most threatened. “While the healthcare sector has responded… Read More »

Opioid Litigation Divides Sackler Family Over How To Respond To Charges It Bears Responsibility For Deadly Epidemic

As communities seek billions in settlements, the family that owns OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma is reportedly growing uneasy about defense tactics and charges of misleading marketing. Other news on the drug epidemic looks at a new CDC report on cocaine and meth deaths and unethical practices by a Delaware physician. Reuters: Following Opioid Suits, Family Behind… Read More »