Former California Gov. Jerry Brown wanted to pare back the 340B program in his state during his tenure, but hospitals defeated his proposal in the Legislature. Now an executive order from new Gov. Gavin Newsom could overhaul the program.
Seemingly intractable drug shortages have spawned Civica Rx, which maps out a phased approach to bringing more generic drugs to market.
Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders might scare patients away from the best treatment options.
Nearly a year ago, the private insurer in the state's overhauled Medicaid managed-care program slashed reimbursement rates to medical suppliers. Now a large provider is terminating its contract.
Providers, vendors and others told the Government Accountability Office they still struggle with correctly matching patients to their records, which can theoretically put patients in danger.