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Sunday, November 23, 2014
The leaders of the United Nations and the World Health Organization expressed renewed alarm on Friday about Ebola’s tenacity in Africa and, in particular, its potential to ravage a fourth country, Mali, where they said hundreds of people had been exposed to an infected cleric who died last month.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
By Laura Joszt
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have used electronic health record analysis to uncover hidden drug benefits, according to a study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
In March, the Obama administration released guidance extending the renewal of health insurance policies that do not meet the Affordable Care Act’s coverage standards through October 1, 2016. At least 9 states that did not adopt the administration’s original transitional policy are now allowing renewals of noncompliant policies after January 1, 2014.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Randomized trials are highly effective for suggesting ways to improve healthcare delivery, but they’re also rare. That may be changing.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Laura Joszt
Republicans finally filed a lawsuit against President Obama’s healthcare reform law, the Affordable Care Act, after approving the suit in July. They are challenging the employer-based coverage aspect of the law, as well as Treasury payments to insurers.
Friday, November 21, 2014
A recent study published in European Urology highlights quality-of-life benefits with active surveillance in men with prostate cancer.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced a bill that would require generic drugmakers to pay rebates to the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs when prices of their medications outpace inflation.
Friday, November 21, 2014
The study, published in Cell Reports, evaluates the dynamic protein interactions that promote different diseases including cancer. By capturing these interactions, the authors hope to discover new drug targets.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Being promised a 100% reimbursement, Gilead will now make the drug available to HCV patients in France at 60% of the cost in the United States.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The retrospective study, published in JAMA Surgery, could not necessarily point to the underlying reason for this treatment choice.
Physician's Money Digest
Forty-two percent of consumers now say they’ve used online healthcare reviews, up 68% from last year.
“Black Friday” has become a misnomer, with most big chain stores opening their doors – and their sales – on Thursday evening. It also turns out that Walmart and Target are no longer the kings of Black Friday, at least when it comes to having the largest markdowns.