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DaVita's pharmacy unit reaches $63.7 million false claims settlement

DaVita Rx, the pharmacy services unit of kidney dialysis giant DaVita, will pay $63.7 million to settle allegations that it presented false claims to the federal government for prescription medications, and that it provided unlawful financial incentives to Medicare beneficiaries.

Drug companies sue to block California drug price law

Drug companies sue to block California drug price law

Pharmaceutical companies have sued to block a new California law that would require them to give advance notice before big price increases. A pharma trade group said in its lawsuit that California's law illegally tries to dictate national health policy.

FCC to vote on net neutrality

FCC to vote on net neutrality

With the FCC on the verge of repealing net neutrality rules, there's considerable uncertainty about how the change will affect the healthcare industry, with telemedicine, particularly for rural hospitals, up in the air.

CHIP funding still hangs in the balance

CHIP funding still hangs in the balance

Lawmakers bought themselves a couple of more weeks to hammer out a spending bill, but long-term funding for CHIP and community health centers remains in question.

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