All posts tagged "Healthcare"
Puerto Rico Pharmaceutical Industry Presents Health Sustainability Initiative
SAN JUAN – The Pharmaceutical Industry Association of Puerto Rico Inc. (PIA) presented Thursday, during its 27th annual meeting at the Sheraton Hotel & Casino in Miramar, the Puerto Rico Sustainability Initiative (Project SuSI), which focuses on...
- Posted September 30, 2016
HHS awards over $87M for health centers’ IT enhancements
SAN JUAN – Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced Friday more than $87 million in funding for 1,310 health centers in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands...
- Posted September 16, 2016
Sen. Timothy Kennedy visits San Germán
SAN JUAN – New York state Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy was given a tour of San Germán on Friday, including a home for the elderly, to gauge the quality of service offered to them. The Democratic senator...
- Posted September 5, 2016
U.S. Officials Urge for Policies to Grow Puerto Rico’s Economy
Calls for parity on federal healthcare funds, tools to incentivize labor participation
- Posted August 26, 2016
Influenza Cases Dropping, but People Advised to Stay Vigilant
SAN JUAN – The Puerto Rico Health Department reported 61 new cases of influenza for the week ending Aug. 13, or epidemiological week number 32, for a total 1,344 cases for this year’s season. Last year’s season...
- Posted August 19, 2016
Medical Reps: Enact Bill Regulating Pharmacy Benefit Managers
SAN JUAN – New Progressive Party (NPP) Sen. Ángel “Cheyenne” Martínez and several healthcare representatives have asked the governor to sign a substitute bill that regulates the pharmacy-benefit managers’ (PBM) system. Martínez, the NPP spokesperson for the...
- Posted August 5, 2016
Medical Benefits of Dental Floss Unproven
HOLMDEL, N.J. – It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Except there’s little proof that flossing works. Still, the federal government, dental organizations and...
- Posted August 2, 2016
Organ Transplants Have Come a Long Way
But Hurdles remain
- Posted July 11, 2016
Bernier Proposes Making Common Cause in Favor of Healthcare
CAROLINA, Puerto Rico – The Popular Democratic Party’s (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, David Bernier, proposed Sunday that Puerto Rico join in common cause in favor of the healthcare system to combat the sector’s crisis. “Of all the [small...
- Posted July 10, 2016
Rosselló Proposals Focus on Reducing Healthcare Costs
CAROLINA, Puerto Rico – The gubernatorial candidate for the New Progressive Party (NPP), Ricardo Rosselló, on Sunday presented several healthcare proposals that focus on reducing costs to alleviate the system’s crisis. “The goal is to arrive at...
- Posted July 10, 2016