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Study finds racial disparities in culturally competent cancer care

Many non-white minority cancer survivors place importance on seeing doctors who share or understand their culture, but they are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to be able to do that, according to a new study from Harvard affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and University of Texas Southwestern. The study, which is one of the first nationally representative studies… Read More »

Study finds racial bias in Optum algorithm

A new study finds racial bias in an algorithm from Optum that is widely used by health systems. The algorithm helps hospitals identify high-risk patients, such as those who have chronic conditions, to help providers know who may need additional resources to manage their health. The authors of the study published in the American Association… Read More »

J&J reels after FDA finds ‘sub-trace’ levels of asbestos in its baby powder

For years, J&J has defended against lawsuits linking its talcum powder to cancer by saying the products are safe and don’t contain asbestos. But Friday, J&J issued a recall, saying the FDA had found sub-trace amounts of asbestos in one baby powder bottle. J&J said it is recalling one lot of the product “out of an abundance of… Read More »

Amazon momentum in medical supply chain slows, poll finds

Dive Brief: Providers are allocating a smaller percentage of medical supply purchases to Amazon this year compared to 2018, though they’ve increased the percentage of non-medical office supplies buys, perhaps because companies receive higher discounts in office than medical supplies from the e-commerce giant, a survey of hospital purchasing managers by UBS found. This isn’t… Read More »

CannTrust slumps after Health Canada finds unlicensed pot cultivation

(Reuters) – Shares of CannTrust Holdings Inc plunged 22% to a more than one-and-half-year low on Monday after Health Canada found that the weed producer grew cannabis in unlicensed rooms, and the regulator restricted the company from clearing its inventory. Health Canada found the company was growing cannabis in five unlicensed rooms between October 2018… Read More »