Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Documents Obtained by Committee from Turing Pharmaceuticals

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation

http://democrats.oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/documents/Memo%20on%20Turing%20Documents.pdf

Memorandum providing excerpts from more than 250,000 pages of documents obtained by a House Committee from Turing Pharmaceuticals, the firm under Congressional investigation for price gouging after their leader, Martin Shkreli, arranged for huge price increases on a prescription drug product developed by a company he purchased. From the Minority of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

 

Implementation of School Divisions’ Student-Athlete Concussion Policies

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Education,Health/Medical,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD822016/$file/RD82.pdf

Presents 10 recommendations to the Virginia General Assembly relating to the establishment of management plans for the identification and handling of suspected concussions in student-athletes. From the Virginia Commission on Youth.

 

Insurance Coverage for Complementary Health Approaches Among Adult Users: United States, 2002 and 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db235.pdf

Presents estimates of insurance coverage for adult users of the three most commonly licensed practitioner-based complementary health approaches in the U.S.: acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage therapy. Finds more insurance coverage for chiropractic than the other two therapies. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Adoption of Certified Electronic Health Record Systems and Electronic Information Sharing in Physician Offices: United States, 2013 and 2014.

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db236.pdf

Reports that 74% of office-based physicians had certified electronic health record systems in 2014, up from 67.5% in 2013. Also provides information on the sharing of patient health information by physicians with certified EHR systems. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Virginia Compared to the Other States. 2016 Edition

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt481.pdf

Annual guide prepared for legislators which compares Virginia with other states in such areas as education, health, taxes and spending, and transportation. Also offers a snapshot of trends compared to the previous year. From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Zika Virus/Microcephaly

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://www.who.int/emergencies/zika-virus/en/

Declares a public health emergency of international concern and provides information about prevention plus other recommendations. From the World Health Organization

 

Mortality Among Centenarians in the United States, 2000-2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db233.pdf

The number of Americans aged 100 or more increased by 43% from 2000 to 2014. This study analyzes mortality data to determine the number of deaths, age-specific death rates by race and ethnicity, and sex-specific leading causes of death among centenarians. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

State Variation in Preventive Care Visits, by Patient Characteristics, 2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db234.pdf

Examines the rate of preventive care visits to office-based physicians by state, patient demographics, and physician specialty. Showed large difference in rate that females and males made visits to doctors’ offices for preventive care. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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