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Hemophilia therapies drive outpatient pharmacy costs for publicly insured children

July 29, 2015

Medications for the treatment of hemophilia are a considerable driver of outpatient pharmacy expenditures for publicly insured children with serious chronic conditions, according to study results.

An analysis of outpatient pharmacy products in California between 2010 and 2012 showed antihemophilic agents accounted for more than 40% of the costs, even though they were only used to treat 0.4% of the population studied.

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FDA grants breakthrough drug designation to Lenvima for advanced RCC

July 29, 2015
The FDA granted breakthrough drug designation to lenvatinib for the treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma who received prior treatment…
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Health care spending expected to increase over decade, but at historically low rate

July 29, 2015
Due to expanded health insurance coverage from the ACA, as well as the aging population and economic growth, health care spending is projected to increase at a rate of…
In the Journals

Lymphoma survivors face increased risk for cardiac problems after HSCT

July 29, 2015
Left ventricular systolic dysfunction and heart failure occurred more frequently than previously reported in adult survivors of lymphoma who underwent autologous…
In the Journals

What are the benefits vs. risks of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy?

July 29, 2015
Women diagnosed with cancer in one breast often decide to undergo contralateral prophylactic mastectomy — or the removal of the other cancer-free breast — as…
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Hematology Oncology Case Consults

The Patient with Multiple Myeloma

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with multiple myeloma.
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VIDEO: 'Care paths' may help manage rising cancer costs

VIDEO: 'Care paths' may help manage rising cancer costs

June 19, 2015
CHICAGO — Brian Bolwell, MD, chairman of Taussig Cancer Institute at Cleveland Clinic, discusses an abstract on…
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Hematology Oncology Case Consults

The Patient with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
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