Entries by The Healthcare Standard

7 Pharmaceutical Stocks Working on Their Next Blockbuster

Pharmaceutical stocks often need just a single blockbuster drug to make their fortunes. Though the definition varies, blockbuster drugs are those that generate annual sales of $1 billion or more. The biggest blockbuster drugs can even exceed $100 billion in lifetime sales. All of the companies on this list have drugs in their pipelines which […]

COVID-19 Accelerates Patient Experience Efforts, Care Coordination

COVID-19 has escalated patient experience efforts, mostly around care coordination and patient engagement, found Insights’ latest report, Overcoming Challenges to Effective Patient Experience. A majority (69%) of survey respondents—stakeholders across provider organizations involved in patient experience—say patient experience efforts have grown amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Only seven percent of respondents say efforts have declined during the pandemic. […]

L.A. Nursing Home ‘Dumped’ Residents to Bring in Lucrative COVID Patients, Authorities Say

A nursing home accused of illegally “dumping” patients onto city streets and into ill-equipped homes in order to take in more lucrative COVID-19 patients will nearly double its nursing staff, allow increased oversight and pay $275,000 in penalties and costs to settle a lawsuit brought by the Los Angeles city attorney’s office. City Atty. Mike […]

Gut Health and Mood Genetically Entwined

University of Queensland researchers have confirmed a link between depression and stomach ulcers, in the world’s largest study of genetic factors in peptic ulcer disease. Professor Naomi Wray from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) and Queensland Brain Institute and and Dr Yeda Wu from IMB have provided clues to how the gut and brain […]

Feed Your Lifestyle: What Does Your Plate Say About You?

We all associate differently to food. Therefore, not every plate looks the same. What we choose to eat can be influenced by so many different things – culture, mood, environment, money, age, who we are eating with, and more. At Baptist Health South Florida, we believe in using food as medicine. Food should nourish the body […]

Supreme Court agrees to review Trump rule on immigrants needing government aid

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will review a Trump administration limit on accepting immigrants considered likely to become overly dependent on government benefit programs. The Department of Homeland Security announced in 2019 that it would expand the definition of “public charge” to be applied to people whose immigration could be denied because of […]