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Admission Suspended to Metro Care & Rehabilitation Center

Davidson County nursing home has admission suspended after being cited for violations.

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Senators Applaud $25 Million Award to End Modern Slavery
Senators Applaud $25 Million Award to End Modern Slavery

Washington, D.C. (Sept. 14, 2017) ... U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today applauded a $25 million award from the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP) for the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS). "Truly a monumental day," exclaimed Corker.

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Health Care Council Opens 2018 Fellows Application

The Nashville Health Care Council has opened the application process for selecting the 2018 Fellows class.

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Updates from HELP Hearings
Updates from HELP Hearings
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AAC Launches Overdose Awareness Campaign

American Addiction Centers (AAC) and Recovery Brands have launched a nationwide awareness campaign on how to prevent deaths from opioid overdoses coinciding with International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31.

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AHA Letter to the Senate Regarding AHCA Deliberations

The American Hospital Association has sent a letter to the U.S. Senate outlining the organization's hope that healthcare deliberations keep coverage at the center of the conversation for patients and the providers who care for them.

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FDA Asks Endo Pharma to Pull Opana ER

In a highly unusual move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has requested Endo Pharmaceuticals remove its opioid pain medication, reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride), from the market. In a release on June 8, the agency said it is seeking removal based on concern that the benefits of the drug may no longer outweigh its risks. This is the first time the agency has taken steps to remove a currently marketed opioid pain medication from sale due to the public health consequences of abuse.

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Blocked: Aetna-Humana Decision

A federal judge has blocked the proposed Aetna-Humana merger citing antitrust concerns.

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ACA Update
ACA Update

The process to repeal the Affordable Care Act has begun. While Republicans have been unified in their call to repeal President Barack Obama's signature healthcare legislation, the steps forward to "replace" that coverage for nearly 20 million Americans have not enjoyed such singular clarity. On Thursday, Jan. 12, the U.S. Senate voted on a budget measure that put procedures in place to begin dismantling ACA. The U.S. House followed with a vote on Friday. While the votes were cast largely along party lines, a number of Republican senators and representatives have expressed concern over repealing the act without having a replacement in place. President-elect Donald Trump also has called for simultaneous repeal and replace.

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AMA Releases Letter to Congressional Leaders on Reform of Healthcare System

Nation's largest association of physicians calls on Congress to carefully consider 'replace' before 'repeal' to ensure no loss of coverage and access to care.

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