Use of pricey hepatitis C drug Sovaldi slows; Illinois state-based exchange lingers;

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> CVS Health, the new name for the pharmacy chain, released data this week showing that the use of the costly hepatitis C drug Sovaldi--priced at $84,000 for a 12-week course--has slowed down since May. Announcement (.pdf)

> Illinois has yet to pass a law authorizing a state-based exchange, reports the Chicago Tribune. This could leave potentially raise prices for nearly 170,000 residents. Article

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> A pair of university-related hospitals plan to put Apple's HealthKit offering to the test with a focus on improving patient care through streamlined processes. Article

> Apple's newest software update is now available for download, but one of its most highly anticipated features--at least for the healthcare industry--is not available. Article

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> Chief compliance officers can help heavily regulated hospitals manage risk and regulatory landscape in an ever-changing healthcare industry, according to new PwC findings. Article

> Flu vaccine coverage is inadequate for healthcare workers, according to a report published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Brief

> Reputation plays a key role in consumer preference, especially in a competitive marketplace. The president of a crisis management and media training firm shares three elements to a crisis management plan. Article

And finally… Happy National Talk Like a Pirate Day (she said in a voice that sounds nothing like a pirate, because she's totally above that kind of thing). Article