Cancer drug shortages persist; Hospitals slam Highmark for limited network plan;

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> As cancer drug shortages persist in the United States, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) echoes calls to Congress to organize a panel of providers, manufacturers, suppliers, the FDA and patients to develop uniform legislation and guidance to keep these shortages from interfering with care, according to a new report in the American Journal of Managed Care. Abstract

> Delta Air Lines has issued an urgent warning to the Obama administration about the effects of healthcare reform, claiming the law's implementation will contribute to an approximately $100 million boost in healthcare costs next year alone, FoxNews reporred. Article

> Physicians from Long Island College Hospital are making a last-minute bid to take over the Brooklyn, N.Y., facility with the help of a professional management company they say would have the expertise to turn it around, The New York Times reported. The state would have to approve the operator, which would take control from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, which now runs the hospital. Article

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> As insurers continue launching health plans built around limited networks, some hospitals are fighting back after being excluded from these networks. Article

> A majority of Californians still don't understand or lack general knowledge about healthcare reform, despite the law's continued popularity throughout the state. Article

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