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Missouri Lawsuit Over Foster Youth Use Of Psychotropics Will Move Forward

News Report | February 18, 2018
On January 8, 2018, a federal court rejected a Missouri motion to dismiss a class-action suit that challenged the state’s oversight of children in the foster care system prescribed psychotropic drugs. The plaintiffs seek declaratory and injunctive relief. The...

Hospital Mergers Increased 13% In 2017

News Report | February 18, 2018
During 2017, the 115 announced hospital and health system mergers and acquisitions exceeded the 2016 deal volume (102 deals) by 13%. The aggregated deal value in 2017 totaled $63.2 billion. The 115 transactions in 2017 included 11 that involved...

Prevalence Of Autism Spectrum Disorder In U.S. Stable In Recent Years

News Report | February 11, 2018
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States has stabilized in recent years at 2.47% of children between ages three and 17. Between 2014 and 2016, there was no statistically significant increase in the prevalence of...