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Report: 55 counties face psychiatrist shortages

More than three-quarters of Wisconsin counties have significant shortages of psychiatrists, according to a Thursday report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum. The forum determined that 55 counties have less than one psychiatrist for every 10,000 residents, which the Department of Health Services defines as a “significant shortage.” The federal government defines shortages as one psychiatrist […]

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Wisconsin receives $14 million to support HIV care

More than $14 million is heading to Wisconsin and healthcare providers in the state to improve services for state residents living with HIV. Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded $2.34 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants to states, local government and community-based organizations. Wisconsin will receive $11.2 million to improve […]

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Pocan questions drug companies on tax breaks

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, wants to know how major pharmaceutical companies are spending tax breaks they received under the new tax law and whether they’re going to use them to bring down drug prices.

Civica Rx aims to tackle drug shortages, high prices

Last month, SSM Health, Mayo Clinic and five other health systems joined with three philanthropy organizations to launch Civica Rx, a company that aims to address generic drug shortages.
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Dynamis acquired by Illinois-based Applied Systems

Milwaukee-based Dynamis Software Corporation, a health tech company that helps insurance agents and brokers design employers’ health benefit plans, has been acquired by Applied Systems, an insurance software company headquartered in Illinois, according to a Wednesday statement.
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DOJ awards more school mental health grants

The Department of Justice awarded $11.9 million to bolster student mental health Tuesday, the latest round of funding from $100 million provided by the Legislature earlier this year to fund school safety efforts.
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Schimel, Kaul debate ACA, opioid response

Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel and his Democratic challenger Josh Kaul, a Madison attorney, sparred on the Affordable Care Act and how to address the opioid epidemic at a Milwaukee forum Tuesday.
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JFC signs off on UW Health bonding

The Legislature’s budget-writing committee signed off on a request Tuesday from UW Health to issue $350 million in bonds.
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Former health secretaries join Walker, Evers on campaign trail

Two former leaders of the federal health department joined Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Superintendent Tony Evers on the campaign trail Monday as the candidates sparred over protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Former Gov. Tommy Thompson, who led the Department of Health and Human Services under George W. Bush, campaigned on […]

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