Pharmacist attention could help patients stick to meds; CEO pay in NC non-profit hospitals higher than national average;

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> New research indicates personal attention from a pharmacist could help patients recently hospitalized for a heart attack or angina take their medication properly, Newsday reported. Article

> The CEOs of Carolina HealthCare System and Novant Health, non-profit hospitals in Charlotte, N.C., are paid noticeably more than the national average of $595,781 a year, according to a recent Harvard University study, reported. Article

> Various manufacturers, hospitals and representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will provide testimony at a bipartisan House Medical Technology Caucus about new tracking codes for medical devices that will enhance recalls and assessments for medical products, The Hill reported. Article

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> Tenet Healthcare's chief executive officer says the market is ripe for hospital acquisitions and smaller health systems will likely close or cut services due to the current environment, Bloomberg News reported. Article

> In the Pacific Northwest, the Medicaid program is undergoing a significant expansion, as Oregon reports huge gains in enrollment. Meanwhile, in redder Alaska and Tennessee, expansion is either a non-starter or increasingly unlikely. Article

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