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Congressional Budget Office estimates $119 billion in savings over 10 years for House-passed AHCA

May 24, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office — a non-partisan scoring agency — and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation released its cost estimate for the House-passed version of the American Health Care Act and estimated $119 billion in net savings from 2017 to 2026 for the proposed health care plan.

Republicans needed the bill to shave off $2 billion from the federal deficit over the decade span for it to be considered under the reconciliation process in the Senate.

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Prescription drug prices rose nearly 10% in 2016

May 24, 2017
The cost of prescription drugs increased by 8.77% last year, the fourth consecutive year drug prices have gone up, according to data from the Truveris National Drug…
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FDA grants priority review to Opdivo for advanced liver cancer

May 24, 2017
The FDA granted priority review to nivolumab for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, according to the drug’s manufacturer. The designation applies to use of…
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High-risk pools may raise health care costs for all Americans

May 24, 2017
Reinstituting high-risk pools as a state option as part of the American Health Care Act that was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would move health…
In the Journals

HCC in presence of HCV decreases cure rate in DAA treatment

May 24, 2017
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatitis C were less likely to achieve sustained virologic response while receiving direct-acting antiviral therapy compared…
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HCV Updates and Case Challenges for the Rapidly Changing Landscape

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

In the past few years, significant progress has been made in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Highly…
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