An official with the Louisiana Medicaid MCO Association says technical glitches were to blame for the payment of $10 million in Medicaid claims that didn't adhere to a new state law requiring certain tracking numbers
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has joined 43 other attorneys general, including Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, in a lawsuit against 20 of the country’s biggest generic drug manufacturers that claims there’s a “broad conspiracy to inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition,
The four chemicals studied, avobenzone, oxybenzone, ecamsule and octocrylene, are part of a dozen that the FDA recently said needed to be researched by manufacturers before they could be considered “generally regarded as safe and effective.
Researchers said the growing threat is increasing the risk of life-saving medical procedures and making common diseases like tuberculosis nearly impossible to beat because of “alarming levels” of resistance to the drugs created to treat them.
Louisiana would follow other conservative states in seeking to ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected, typically around the sixth week of pregnancy, under a bill that took its first steps in the Senate
The Louisiana Department of Health reported the first death related to an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak across the state. East Baton Rouge Parish and Livingston Parish reported the highest number of cases for surrounding parishes.
A proposal to ban the creation of most new freestanding emergency rooms in Louisiana has won support from state senators. Backers of the proposal say the ERs threaten the survival of Louisiana’s fragile rural hospitals.