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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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Piperacillin not associated with adverse events among neonates

May 24, 2017
No statistically significant connections between piperacillin and adverse events, such as seizures and rashes, in infants were observed in a study of drug exposure…
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HIV drugs raltegravir, efavirenz similar in AIDS, mortality outcomes

May 24, 2017
A regimen containing the integrase inhibitor raltegravir yielded AIDS and overall mortality outcomes similar to one containing efavirenz in patients with HIV, according…
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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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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…
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Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: Cause, Effect, and Solutions to Improve Patients' Quality-of-Life

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Akcea Therapeutics™ A Subsidiary of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Endorsed by: The National Pancreas Foundation.

Familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening genetic disease. The clinical…
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WHO elects Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus first African director-general

May 23, 2017
WHO has elected former Ethiopian minister of health and minister of foreign affairs Tedros Adhanom
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Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

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VIDEO: How a physician can perform well in MIPS

March 23, 2017
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