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06/21/2019 - WTOV
WEIRTON, WV - Weirton Medical Center has filed a federal suit against management consultant R&V Associates, alleging breach of contract.

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06/21/2019 - The Intelligencer
WHEELING, WV - The boards of directors of Wheeling Hospital and the West Virginia University Health System on Thursday announced they have entered into a management services agreement and named Douglass E. Harrison as Wheeling Hospital’s new chief executive officer.

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06/20/2019 - The Associated Press by: Claire Galofaro
WASHINGTON, DC - The World Health Organization notified U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that it will discontinue two publications on prescribing opioid painkillers in response to allegations that the pharmaceutical industry influenced the reports.

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06/20/2019 - Modern Healthcare by: Susannah Luthi
WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate health committee has landed on a policy to ban surprise medical bills through a cap on the pay physicians, hospitals and air ambulances can collect for out-of-network care.

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06/20/2019 - Modern Healthcare by: Susannah Luthi
WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Finance Committee is still negotiating major pieces of legislation to lower drug costs, and leaders are staying mum on what's holding up the bill as they seek to cut prices within Medicare Part B and Part D.

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06/20/2019 - Modern Healthcare by: Alex Kacik
WASHINGTON, DC - Medical costs are projected to rise 6% in 2020 as prices continue to swell and utilization stagnates, according to a new report.

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06/20/2019 - The Herald-Dispatch by: Travis Crum
CHARLESTON ,WV - Only 32 of West Virginia’s 232 incorporated cities and towns experienced population increases from 2010 to 2018, according to estimates released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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