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California Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Keep Rural Hospitals From Closing as They Work to Meet Seismic Compliance

A California lawmaker recently introduced legislation designed to keep the state’s small and rural hospitals from closing as they work to meet seismic safety compliance requirements. The bill would require California’s Department of Health Care Access and Administration to provide grant funding to small and rural hospitals so they can achieve compliance amid times of severe financial distress.

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A Deep-dive Into Specialty Pharma

A specialty drug is a class of prescription medications used to treat complex, chronic or rare medical conditions. Although this classification was originally intended to define the treatment of rare, also termed “orphan” diseases, affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the US, more recently, specialty drugs have emerged as the cornerstone of treatment for chronic and complex diseases such as cancer, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.