3/2/2015
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will fund $64.1 million to support 5 population health research projects in an effort to improve patient-centered care across the healthcare industry. | Read More
2/27/2015
A recent survey indicated that 76% of healthcare providers "would organize and structure to meet chronic care management program requirements" within 6 months. | Read More
2/27/2015
A recent study indicated an initiative that helps companies decrease the overall burden of obesity in the workplace. | Read More
2/26/2015
Although physicians recognize the importance of medication adherence, fewer than half provide medication adherence counseling when prescribing a new drug. | Read More
2/26/2015
As many as 27,000 older adults with cardiovascular issues lived to see 2007 as a result of the Medicare Part D prescription-drug benefit launched in 2006. | Read More

WEEKLY TOP ARTICLES

3/3/2015

An updated guideline for atrial fibrillation treatment would substantially increase the number of patients receiving oral anticoagulation.

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3/2/2015

Adding necitumumab to pemetrexed and cisplatin for stage IV non-squamous NSCLC did not improve efficacy or safety in the international INSPIRE trial.

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3/2/2015

The American College of Physicians has issued clinical practice guidelines on prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.

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3/2/2015

Patients with relapsed MM who received carfilzomib had longer progression-free survival than those receiving treatment with bortezomib.

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3/2/2015

According to analysis from Bloomberg Intelligence, the biotechnology sector is set to see an increased sharp growth trajectory following up the 34% growth seen in 2014.

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2/27/2015

Oral roflumilast may reduce exacerbations even in patients with uncontrolled severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease receiving the recommended inhaled combination therapy.

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Healthcare Reform

UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest health insurer in the United States, is placing tighter controls on its coverage of hysterectomies after a devi

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HHS has followed through on earlier warnings that large employers whose health plans lack hospital benefits will not meet minimum-value threshold of the ACA.

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A recent report reviewed the main cost-sharing options in various health plans available through the federal marketplace based on data collected by Healthcare.gov.

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Medicare/Medicaid

As many as 27,000 older adults with cardiovascular issues lived to see 2007 as a result of the Medicare Part D prescription-drug benefit launched in 2006.

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Enrolling in Medicaid is easier for residents nationwide as states offer more automated processes required by the ACA.

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Increasing Medicaid reimbursement for primary care providers improved appointment access by nearly 8%.

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Pharmaceutical News

Adding necitumumab to pemetrexed and cisplatin for stage IV non-squamous NSCLC did not improve efficacy or safety in the international INSPIRE trial.

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Patients with relapsed MM who received carfilzomib had longer progression-free survival than those receiving treatment with bortezomib.

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According to analysis from Bloomberg Intelligence, the biotechnology sector is set to see an increased sharp growth trajectory following up the 34% growth seen in 2014.

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FDA Activity

The FDA issued a mandate that requires all injectable diabetes medications to carry a warning stating "for single patient use only.”

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The FDA postponed an advisory committee meeting set to consider a biosimilar copy of the top-selling drug for rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's dise

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The FDA approved insulin glargine (rDNA origin) injection, 300 U/mL, a once-daily, long-acting basal insulin to treat adults with both type 1 and t

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Healthcare News

Although physicians recognize the importance of medication adherence, fewer than half provide medication adherence counseling when prescribing a new drug.

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Researchers have developed a simple tool to track early changes in cognitive function in older adults without cognitive impairment at the outset.

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Readmission rates are lowest in hospitals with the smallest volume rather than the highest, according to a new retrospective cross-sectional study.

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Guideline Updates

An updated guideline for atrial fibrillation treatment would substantially increase the number of patients receiving oral anticoagulation.

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The American College of Physicians has issued clinical practice guidelines on prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.

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National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers are better at following guidelines for treating ovarian malignancies than are hospitals without such a designation.

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President Obama’s administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are calling for costly advancements to combat deadly superbugs. continue reading
Though 2014 was the first year health insurance was offered on the exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a number of individuals remained uninsured. continue reading