Rated Emergency Contraceptives • A Look at Other States’ Abortion Laws
POST-RE OVERVIEW: The Supreme Court ruling also impacts contraception, as CVS and Rite Aid say they have rationed emergency contraception and Walgreens says it has Plan B contraceptive products available in store but is restocking its inventory with more. line, delivered to your home. READ MORE.
• Immediately after last week’s decision, many of Illinois’ direct neighbors moved to ban or severely restrict abortions, actions that will significantly affect Illinois health care providers as more and more patients flock here for the procedure.
Because abortion in Illinois remains legal, thanks to a 2019 law that made the procedure a basic right in the state, and the state requires Medicaid to pay for it, no equivalent exists in the states. that directly border Illinois.
Planned Parenthood of Illinois said it expects to see 20,000 to 30,000 additional patients from other Midwestern states and even some Southern states as a result of Roe’s fall.
In the United States, nine states have now banned abortion in almost all circumstances, three of which include neighboring Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Kentucky, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a rights data organization. to abortion.
Learn more about the laws in the states surrounding Illinois.
• Meanwhile, City Hall is about to turn abortion policy to Chicago’s advantage, writes Greg Hinz.
In a move he hopes will bring tangible results, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and leaders of World Business Chicago, the city’s economic development arm, have personally dropped off letters at the Main Post Office to 300 CEOs. Fortune 500 companies located in states where abortion rights are in effect. in jeopardy following last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
• And abortion funds, well, they need funding.
As state-level abortion bans proliferate, tens of thousands more patients are expected to cross state lines for the procedure and need travel assistance. On social media, Friday’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade prompted a flood of unsolicited offers from individuals in pro-abortion states to support homeless patients — a spare room, a ride, babysitting. These are things that the funds already offer, but in an organized network.
In southern Illinois, out-of-state patients’ needs for everything from gas money to hotel rooms ‘have exploded as they have to travel’ , explains a clinic director. READ MORE.
ABBOTT’S FORMULA TROUBLES SPRING OPPORTUNITIES FOR RIVALS: Abbott Laboratories is losing its lead in the US infant formula market as the closure of a major manufacturing plant drags on.
Since Abbott’s formula was taken off the market, longtime No. 2 Mead Johnson says its share of sales in the United States has increased to 54%. Mead Johnson, which is owned by London-based consumer goods firm Reckitt Benckiser Group, held just 20% of the market before the crisis, well behind market leader Abbott’s 50%, according to the company’s 2020 data. Los Angeles IBISWorld market research, latest figures available. READ MORE.
In fact, Reckitt Benckiser Group is considering halting the sale of its Chicago-based infant nutrition unit as the high-profile deal falls victim to industry chaos and deteriorating funding markets, people close to the firm said. case.
Talks between the London-listed consumer goods and potential buyers have stalled in recent weeks, the sources said, asking not to be identified while discussing confidential information. The company, which sells brands such as Enfamil, was expected to gross around $7 billion. READ MORE.
ABBOTT ALSO GETS AUTHORIZATION TO IMPORT MORE FORMULA: As it works to address the current shortage of baby formula, the United States Food & Drug Administration allows Abbott Laboratories to import 35,000 pounds of baby formula produced at its Irish manufacturing plant into the United States.
Abbott’s Similac Advance formula should be available to consumers by mid-July, the FDA said in a statement Tuesday, and the US Department of Health and Human Services is exploring ways to distribute the product in states. United as quickly as possible. READ MORE.
WALGREENS DROPS PLANS TO SELL BOOTS: With highly volatile global debt market affecting availability of finance, Walgreens Boots Alliance abandons sale of UK pharmacy chain Boots
Deerfield-based Walgreens was in talks with a consortium between Reliance Industries and Apollo Global Management over the more than $6.1 billion sale of Britain’s biggest pharmacy chain. READ MORE.
HOSPITALS FOLLOWING NEGATIVE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: The latest hospital margins report from Chicago-based Kaufman Hall shows some improvement in revenue and volumes from April to May, but hospitals are still operating below pre-pandemic levels.
Kaufman Hall’s year-to-date median operating margin index was -0.33%, for a fifth consecutive month of cumulative negative operating margins. The median operating margin change in May, however, was up 18.9% from April, but down 45.6% from May 2021, according to the latest National Hospital Flash Report.
“While we see hospital revenues increasing, this is simply not enough to mitigate the soaring costs of material and labor expenses, resulting in negative operating margins for hospitals and systems. country,” Erik Swanson, senior vice president of Data and Analytics with Kaufman Hall said in a statement. “Hospitals are seeing rising labor costs across the board as they compete with other hospitals and local employers to retain and attract non-clinical staff with higher salaries and better benefits.”
VNA LAUNCHES A MAMMOGRAM CAMPAIGN: VNA Health Care said in a statement that it is part of the “Worth the Squeeze” initiative to help women understand the importance of regular mammograms, breast health and early detection.
The campaign is focused on education, awareness and promotion of prevention and early detection measures that often mean the difference between life and death, the statement said. Funding is provided by the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.
Each year, more than 2 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer worldwide, with nearly 8 million women living with a breast cancer diagnosis at any given time, according to the release.
ABBVIE’S EMPLOYEES GO OUT AND VOLUNTEER: Some 15,000 AbbVie employees in more than 50 countries will volunteer from June 27 to July 1 on hands-on community projects such as renovating schools, playgrounds and community centers, AbbVie said in a statement.
“Supporting our local communities is at the heart of AbbVie’s culture, and there’s no better example of that than our annual Opportunity Week, where AbbVie employees around the world come together to volunteer to embrace our shared commitment to give back,” Tracie Haas, said AbbVie Foundation President.
At its North Chicago headquarters, AbbVie partners with North Chicago Community Partners, Bernie’s Book Bank, Habitat for Humanity and others, according to the release.
PEOPLE ON THE MOVE:
• health lawyer Asher Funk joined Troutman Pepper’s Transactional Health Sciences Practice Group in Chicago as an Associate.
Funk has previously represented healthcare providers in transactions, regulatory advice, compliance matters, government investigations and enforcement actions at Polsinelli PC. Troutman Pepper said in a statement that Funk was the sixth attorney to join the firm’s National Health Sciences Department in recent months.
In April, the firm welcomed three partners to the team, data privacy partner jonathan ishee and partner companies Geoff Starr and Abe Kwon. Lori Trujillo and Brian Wang also joined the firm as legal counsel in its Los Angeles and New York offices, respectively, earlier this month.