Tag Archives: Expert

This year’s flu shot will likely be ineffective in the US, UK and Canada, expert warns

Another flu shot fail? This season’s vaccine for the US, UK and Canada is likely to be a ‘mismatch’ for the deadly virus, expert warns Flu circulates the world annually and becomes active in the US around October WHO scientists chose the forms of the virus to base vaccines on in February for the Northern… Read More »

CMS to delay star ratings update pending expert panel review

Dive Brief: CMS will hold off on updating the controversial hospital star ratings pending a review from an expert panel, an agency spokesperson confirmed to Healthcare Dive on Friday. CMS is convening a technical panel composed of industry experts to look at the methodology it uses to calculate the ratings and recommend improvements to the… Read More »

Trump’s transparency order could ‘backfire’ if not coupled with quality data, expert says

It’s been over a week since President Trump signed an executive order mandating hospitals to give patients prices for services based on their negotiated rates with insurers — enough time for industry experts to digest the news and analyze its ramifications for consumers and the healthcare system. As with many political issues, opinions on the… Read More »

UN Expert: Human Rights, Lives Facing ‘Climate Apartheid’

Cars move slowly through a flooded roadway on June 7, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Getty An report submitted to the United Nations this week warns that human rights — along with many of our planet’s poorest residents — may not survive the ongoing climate crisis. Philip Alston, UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, said in… Read More »

Expert witness: Johnson & Johnson’s role in opioid crisis may be ‘worse’ than Purdue’s

Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the co-director of the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative at Brandeis University, made the comments during the 11th day of the historic trial in Oklahoma that is aimed at holding Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries responsible for the state’s opioid epidemic. “Until I had an opportunity to review discovery documents,” Kolodny testified,… Read More »