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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

7/30/2014

  • 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

HHS list of data breaches involves about 33.7M patients to date

7/31/2014

  • HealthCareInfoSecurity.com

The number of patients affected by health data breaches in the U.S. has increased to 33.7 million based on 1,074 incidents reported since 2009, according to the latest tally from HHS. Incidents affect… Read More

Misbranded API elicits FDA warning for Chinese firm

7/31/2014

  • OutSourcing-Pharma.com

The FDA issued a warning letter to Zhejiang Jiuzhou Pharmaceutical, citing a misbranded active pharmaceutical ingredient that it shipped to the U.S. The letter said the company indicated in a certific… Read More

Pa. food bank continues summer meal program started 30 years ago

7/31/2014

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A food bank in Pennsylvania that has sponsored a summer food program for youth for more than 30 years is once again providing meals, funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The eight-week s… Read More