Health Care

Lead Editor: Lisa Gough

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SmartBrief publishes more than 40 e-newsletters in health care, serving medical professionals such as family physicians, specialists and nurses, and exploring diverse topics such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, insurance and health IT.

Mass. bill would mandate coverage of inpatient addiction care


  • Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

A Massachusetts bill would require insurers to cover inpatient treatment for drug addiction. The bill has met opposition from insurers and the state's chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medi… Read More

House, Senate reach agreement on VA health bill


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • MedPage Today (free registration)

House and Senate negotiators agreed to a $17 billion overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, and lawmakers hope to put the bill to a vote before Congress adjourns for its Au… Read More

Scientists develop technique to create artificial bones



Researchers at Swansea University's Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating are developing a method for bioprinting material for use in bone grafts. The technique is intended to replicate the exact shap… Read More

Companies focus on safety, help workers reduce injury risks


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

More companies are emphasizing employee safety at the office to prevent injuries, encouraging employees to point out safety problems and even stop work if they see a potential hazard. Swedish company … Read More