The HHS appointees include one of the founders of the HL7 standards organization and a former president of the American Medical Association.
Pharmaceutical company founder John Kapoor, accused of leading a conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid pain medication for people who didn't need it, has pleaded not guilty.
The nerve stimulator is the first device cleared to treat debilitating withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction to heroin and other opioids. Symptoms can include joint pain, anxiety, stomach aches and insomnia.
IlliniCare, a private insurer that's part of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's Medicaid managed-care overhaul, is cutting reimbursement rates to medical suppliers by up to 50%.