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Indiana Healthcare Digest 2/8/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Hospital pricing lists more confusing than helpful, shows broad contrasts | 2.6.19 | Herald Tribune, WTHR, Goshen News, News Tribune, Kokomo Tribune
'The Giving Gig' raising money for cancer patients | 2.7.19 | WTHR

WEST
Nothing good to say about December 2018 financials for Vincennes hospital | 2.5.19 | Vincennes Sun

NORTH
NWI health care on the cutting edge | 2.3.19 | NWI Times

FORT WAYNE
Single-payer health care group to be in city | 2.7.19 | Journal Gazette

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

LIFE SCIENCES
Lilly Acquisition Moving Forward | 2.1.19 |Inside IN Bus
Patients see success with new migraine drug from Eli Lilly | 2.1.19 |FOX 59
In long and twisting journey for anti-inflammatory drug, Lilly touts upbeat results | 2.4.19 | IBJ
Lilly Returns to Profit | 2.6.19 |Inside IN Bus
Eli Lilly Backs U.S. Proposal on Drug Rebates to Lower Costs | 2.6.19 |NY Times
Drug Pricing Bill Would Study High Costs | 2.7.19 |WFYI
Cook Medical ordered to pay $3M to patient hurt by blood filter | 2.6.19 |  | 2.6.19 |IBJ, Inside IN Bus
Elanco shares dip after Lilly says it will divest big stake | 2.8.19 |IBJ, Inside IN Bus
Roche Academy Aims to Fill Need for Talent | 2.8.19 |Inside IN Bus
Hoosier Company Recognized for Nanotechnology | 2.8.19 |Inside IN Bus
Midwest Orthotics Changes Name | 2.8.19 |Inside IN Bus

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Programs treat babies born dependent, help moms beat addiction | 2.1.19 |Daily Journal
Indiana asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling that blocked abortion law | 2.4.19 | Indianapolis Star
Opioid problems increasing in White County | 2.5.19 |Herald Journal, IU Newsroom, Inside IN Bus, WBIW
Indiana University receives grant for rural communities opioid response planning | 2.5.19 |
Five Things Anyone Can Do To Combat Opioid Deaths | 2.6.19 |Inside IN Bus
Connecting Dots Between Opioids, Oral Health | 2.7.19 |Eagle Country
Spero Health Opens 2nd Indiana Location in Jeffersonville | 2.6.19 |KY News Era
In This Courthouse, Addiction Treatment Is Just Down The Hall | 2.8.19 |WFYI

EDUCATION
Kelley School conference examines healthcare industry's role in fighting the opioid epidemic | 2.4.19 | IU Newsroom
IU School of Medicineusinggrant to boost Hoosier mental health | 2.5.19 | IUSM
IU Med School Hits Record NIH Funding | 2.5.19 |Inside IN Bus
IUPUI Researcher Earns Grant to Study Pancreatic Cancer | 2.5.19 |Inside IN Bus
PUBLIC HEALTH
Monroe County Seeing Strong Uptick in Hepatitis A Cases | 2.5.19 |WBIW
New Wellness Council Partnership Aims to Combat Indiana Obesity Rates | 2.5.19 |WBIW, Inside IN Bus
ISDH stresses importance of cervical cancer screenings | 2.5.19 | WLFI
Indiana Committee Passes Bill to Raise Tobacco, Vape Age To 21| 2.7.19 |Eagle Country, Local 12, NWI TImes
How Long You Will Live Depends on Where You Live | 2.7.19 |IU Newsroom
Study shows change in cervical cancer rates in Indiana; African-Americans still die at higher rate | 2.8.19 | Post Tribune

PHYSICIANS
Q&A with spine surgeon Rick Sasso, who won $112M court judgment | 2.8.19 |IBJ
Dr. Aaron Carroll: Giant Strides in World Health, but It Could Be So Much Better- Americans tend to overestimate the problems in poorer nations | 2.4.19 |NY Times
Indiana #33 with 19.2% of percent of adults with no personal physician | 2.5.19 |Beckers

PAYERS
Judge rejects Anthem parent’s petition to dismiss fiduciary breach claim | 2.4.19 |Pensions & Investments
Anthem's Medicare Advantage membership soars 35% in 2018 | 2.5.19 |Beckers
Anthem's PBM will trail nation's largest as it looks to compete sooner | 2.6.19 | HC Dive

OTHER
Rehab Medical Merges with Wound Care Company | 2.4.19 |Inside IN Bus, IBJ
Rokita lands job with Indianapolis health benefits company | 2.6.19 | IBJ
Former Rep. John Dingell Left An Enduring Health Care Legacy | 2.8.19 |WBOI
Indiana Asks Supreme Court for Abortion Ruling- AG seeks to reinstate waiting period lower courts struck down | 2.5.19 |Nuvo
Paul Ashley: Hospital pricing rule is step in right direction | 2.8.19 | IBJ
2019 Forty Under 40 | 2.8.19 |IBJ

Indiana Healthcare Digest is compiled by EWHC Board Member Elizabeth Walker.  To be added to the subscription list and receive this weekly update directly in your inbox, please click here:  SUBSCRIBE