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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 5.8% annually between 2014 and 2024, according to recently published data in Health Affairs. 

However, this annual increase remains low in comparison with the 9% annual increase seen in health care spending prior to 2008’s recession.

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Phase 3 clinical trial strategy developed for Inotek’s trabodenoson

July 29, 2015
Inotek Pharmaceuticals intends to begin a phase 3 clinical trial of its leading glaucoma drug candidate, trabodenoson, in the fourth quarter of 2015, the company…
Publication Exclusive: Cataract surgery can be complicated by presence of loose zonules

Publication Exclusive: Cataract surgery can be complicated by presence of loose zonules

July 29, 2015
Loose zonules complicate cataract surgery because their laxity makes removal of the nucleus and cortex challenging and limits stability of the IOL. In some patients we…
In the Journals

Hospitalization, death, cost drop among older Medicare beneficiaries

July 28, 2015
The researchers noted that between 1999 and 2009, an increase of $2,111 per patient for inpatient expenditure ($15,312 in 1999 to $17,423 in 2009) was seen. However, by…
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Novel cornea transplant technique approved for first-in-man trial in India

July 28, 2015
A novel transplant technique that delivers tissue to scarred cornea via synthetic biodegradable membrane has been approved for a first-in-man safety trial by the Indian…
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BLOG: Are you a shark or a minnow?

BLOG: Are you a shark or a minnow?

July 22, 2015
Agustin L. Gonzalez, OD, FAAO, applies lessons learned from the television show, “Shark Tank,” to…
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Scott G. Hauswirth, OD, FAAO

OD research addresses all areas of the eye

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2015
Optometry was well represented at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in…
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Donald R. Korb, OD, FAAO

Korb: Pioneer of clinical optometry research

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2015
As part of Primary Care Optometry News’ 20th anniversary celebration, in each issue throughout 2015 we are…
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