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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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VIDEO: Curtis discusses treatment of stiff shoulder

May 24, 2017
DENVER — At the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting, Alan S. Curtis, MD, discussed how he treats a stiff shoulder due to idiopathic causes or…

Peripheral nerve block periarticular injection relieved pain within 3 days of TKA

May 24, 2017
Use of either peripheral nerve block, periarticular injection with ropivacaine, or periarticular injection with liposomal bupivacaine provided good pain relief after…
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Improved quality of life seen in patients with spine metastases treated with long-segment pedicle-screws

May 24, 2017
Patients with thoracolumbar instability due to spine metastases experienced improvements in quality of life and walking outcomes after percutaneous pedicle screw…
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Diagnostic Evaluation of Upper Extremity Masses and Tumors

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, May 22, 2017
The appropriate evaluation of hand and upper extremity masses is an important aspect of the care of orthopedic…
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Unipolar Versus Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty for Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures in Elderly Patients: November 2015

Hip replacement using hemiarthroplasty (HA) is a common surgical procedure in elderly patients with femoral neck…
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Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting

Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Lohmander calls for individualized exercise therapy for patients with OA

May 15, 2017
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