The heart transplant program at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is set to lose federal funding today, a serious blow to a Houston hospital long regarded as one of the nation's best for cardiac surgery.
As ProPublica updates Dollars for Docs, we found that drugmakers spent less money to market opioids to doctors in 2016 than in prior years. Studies have shown that payments to doctors by opioid makers are linked to more prescribing of the drugs.
Federal health officials say the hospital hasn’t done enough to improve care after a string of patient deaths. The decision comes a month after ProPublica and the Houston Chronicle found serious problems with the program.