3/30/2015
Currently, more than 80% of US prescriptions are filled by generic versions of a drug, and the latest proposed requirement for drug companies has generic drugmakers in a bind. | Read More
3/27/2015
According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the overall mortality rate associated with hypertension in the United States has increased 23% between 2000 and 2013. | Read More
3/27/2015
The White House is due to issue an ambitious plan to slow the growing and deadly problem of antibiotic resistance over the next 5 years, one that requires massive investments and policy changes from a broad array of US government health agencies. | Read More
3/26/2015
The rate of new medications garnering approval from the FDA so far this year is consistent with last year’s record-setting numbers. | Read More
3/26/2015
Since President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law 5 years ago, the number of uninsured Americans has dropped by more than 11 million to the lowest level in 15 years, according to the CDC. | Read More

WEEKLY TOP ARTICLES

3/27/2015

The Senate will wait more than 2 weeks before acting on a bill to permanently fix the flawed formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians.

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3/26/2015

The FDA approved afilbercept injection for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME).

 

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3/26/2015

President Barack Obama is ready to sign bipartisan legislation to change the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians.

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3/25/2015

Recurrent urinary tract infections may be common in schizophrenic patients with acute psychosis, according to a small study.
 

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3/24/2015

In overweight patients, weight loss may ease the burden and symptoms of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, a new study finds.

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3/24/2015

Some cancer patients would like more information on the health risks of their radiology tests, a new study found.

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Healthcare Reform

The increase in the number of insured Americans will only slightly raise demand for primary care and other healthcare services.

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As the Supreme Court takes on another case regarding subsidies under the ACA, patients and healthcare providers alike are bracing for what the outcome may be.

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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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Medicare/Medicaid

The Senate will wait more than 2 weeks before acting on a bill to permanently fix the flawed formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians.

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President Barack Obama is ready to sign bipartisan legislation to change the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians.

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Prospects are good for passage of a permanent fix to Medicare's flawed doctor-pay formula, a move that would spare physicians from impending pay cuts.

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Pharmaceutical News

Currently, more than 80% of US prescriptions are filled by generic versions of a drug, and the latest proposed requirement for drug companies has generic drugmakers in a bind.

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Psoriasis patients who received biologics and methotrexate simultaneously had a higher risk for herpes zoster in a recent study.

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Taking dying people off cholesterol-lowering medications is safe and may actually improve quality of life, according to a new study.

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FDA Activity

The FDA approved afilbercept injection for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME).

 

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The rate of new medications garnering approval from the FDA so far this year is consistent with last year’s record-setting numbers.

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The FDA approved a new drug to treat neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that typically occurs in children below 5 years.

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Healthcare News

One in 5 older adults reported experiencing discrimination in healthcare settings.

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One of the earliest tasks in President Barack Obama's $215 million "precision medicine" program will be finding a way to piece together data from a hodgepodge of existing studies.

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Many Americans would not have quick access to the best healthcare options during a stroke, even under the most ideal circumstances, according to a new computer model.

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Guideline Updates

Perianal fistulas are a common complication of Crohn's disease and effective management requires a multidisciplinary approach.

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Patients with ACS and CKD benefit from the same medications used routinely in their peers without kidney disease, according to AHA.

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

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The latest tally shows that more than 11 million people signed up for private health insurance coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services held a special enrollment period for people facing tax penalties. continue reading
Though the rate of national drug shortages has decreased over time since hitting a high in 2011, the ongoing shortages are not being resolved and continue to impact patients, clinicians, and health systems. continue reading