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The House passed a resolution Wednesday authorizing a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's constitutional authority to delay the employer mandate in the federal healthcare reform law. The measure was adopted on a 225-201 largely party-line vote.
While Incyte and Genentech announced partnership to study each of their immunooncology molecules in NSCLC, AstraZeneca and Kyowa Hakko Kirin signed a similar agreement to evaluate their candidate molecules in multiple solid tumors.
Dr Koss refused preoperative chemotherapy to avoid damaging her virulent cells, which could later be cultured and could likely provide therapeutic leads.
The authors observed that an artificial switch in cancer cells from an epithelial to a mesenchymal phenotype induced the expression of GLUT3, a protein that promotes cellular glucose uptake.
Molecular analysis is now underway to characterize subsets of patients who performed better or worse on either treatment.
By Dori E. Rosenberg, PhD, MPH; Lou Grothaus, MA; and David Arterburn, MD, MPH
Authors compared users and non-users of older adult physical activity programs (EnhanceFitness and Silver Sneakers) within a healthcare system on health conditions, utilization, and costs.
Even with insurers reluctant to pay, Sovaldi prescriptions have eclipsed those for all other hepatitis C pills combined in a matter of months, new data from IMS Health indicate. The promise of a real cure, with fewer nasty side effects, has prompted thousands to get treated.
A study just published in The American Journal of Managed Care examined how benefit design differences affected seniors who received prescription coverage through Medicare Advantage compared with a stand-alone Medicare drug plan. The review showed that integrating drug coverage with medical care resulted in fewer barriers to name-brand drugs, with lower copayments.
A team of researchers published data Tuesday in the American Journal of Managed Care showing that prior authorization policies in Medicaid programs have significantly higher rates of severe mental illness in their prison populations.
Physician's Money Digest
The call to overhaul the $15 billion graduate medical education system and government payment for physician training sparked controversy among some medical organizations.
The stock market is continuing to climb, but there are concerns about an impending market downturn. People may want to start looking elsewhere for smart investments.