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Civica Rx aims to tackle drug shortages, high prices

Last month, SSM Health, Trinity Health and five other health systems joined with three philanthropy organizations to launch Civica Rx, a company that aims to address generic drug shortages. “Serving patients is a significant privilege,” said Martin VanTrieste, president and CEO. “That privilege comes with great responsibility, and that responsibility is to provide quality medicine, […]

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Hammer discusses upcoming ACA open enrollment period

In a recent interview, Department of Insurance Director Jennifer Hammer said she expects “very little movement” in rates and confirmed that Quartz is entering the state’s ACA market. The insurer will offer a plan in Winnebago, Boone, Ogle and Stephenson counties that features SwedishAmerican.

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Medical society planning push to override workers’ compensation veto

The Illinois State Medical Society plans to make a major push to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of legislation that it says would help address a growing backlog of unpaid workers’ compensation claims, President Dr. Kathy Tynus told Health News Illinois in a recent interview. The medical society argued the bill would lead to […]

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UIC College of Medicine receives Department of Defense grant for stem cell research

The University of Illinois at Chicago has been tapped for a four-year, $5.25 million grant from the Department of Defense for stem cell research. The funding will be used to lead a multi-site clinical trial to test the effectiveness of stem cell-based treatment for eye injuries. The trial will occur at UIC and 10 other […]

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