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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
While reference pricing helps contain costs for insurers, it pits patients between the payer and provider.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Ozgur Tunceli, PhD; David M. Kern, MS; Setareh A. Williams, PhD; Ned Pethick, MBA; Lisa Suchower, MA; and Sulabha Ramachandran, PhD
This study compares the initiation of asthma therapies in a real-world population.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Everolimus has been added to FDA's Adverse Event Reporting System due to a possible risk of hypertension.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Horizon BCBS partners with RCCA to improve quality of care for breast cancer patients by evaluating their molecular subtype before administering treatment.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Laura Joszt
Ending the subsidies offered under the Affordable Care Act would sharply increase costs for consumers, according to a study from the RAND Corporation. Furthermore, without the subsidies, more than 11 million Americans will lose their health insurance.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
This novel fluorescent imaging technique uses shortwave IR, which has much better tissue penetration than near-IR currently used in imaging.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The study, published in JAMA, evaluates the impact of the a decrease in single-physician practices as doctors prefer to join larger healthcare organizations.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
WhyNotTheBest.org maintained by The Commonwealth Fund is a free resource for healthcare professionals interested in tracking performance on various measures of healthcare quality.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
By Laura Joszt
Congressional candidates may be still be talking about the Affordable Care Act, but a majority of the uninsured are still unaware of main components of the law, according to a poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Taiho Oncology, Inc, announced that the FDA granted Fast Track designation for an oral combination anticancer drug under investigation for the treatment of refractory metastatic colorectal cancer.
Physician's Money Digest
The loss of federal tax subsidies would cause millions of Americans to drop out of the insurance market and cripple the Affordable Care Act, according to a new analysis.
Most Social Security beneficiaries (58 million) will receive the benefit increase in January. The 8 million Supplemental Security Income recipients will see increased payments as of Dec. 31.