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Medicare Part D could save $14.4B using VA drug prices

January 14, 2019
If Medicare Part D paid prices for prescription medications similar to what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays, there could be an estimated…
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Price hikes on older, brand-name drugs share blame for surging drug costs

January 11, 2019
The pharmaceutical industry, in recent years, has been marked by a cycle of outrage from patient groups, insurers and politicians each time a…
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Direct-to-consumer medical ad spending rises $7.5 billion over 10 years

January 8, 2019
Money spent on medical marketing greatly increased from 1997 through 2016, carried largely by a significant surge in direct-to-consumer advertising…

States promise appeal after ACA ruled unconstitutional

December 17, 2018
Leaders from several states vowed appeals to stave off the consequences to health care after a district judge from Texas ruled that when Congress…
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How US-Canada-Mexico trade deal could impact drug prices, research

December 11, 2018
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement keeps drug prices high but could potentially spur new research opportunities, a pharmaceutical expert told…
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AMA: Only 15% of physicians practice telemedicine

December 4, 2018
Only 15.4% of physicians worked in practices that utilized telemedicine for patient interactions, such as diagnosing or treating patients, managing…
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Augmenting the Risk: Breast Implants Linked to Rheumatic, Autoimmune Diseases

November 30, 2018
As one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States, breast augmentation — or augmentation mammoplasty…
Perspective

CMS proposes revisions to improve Medicaid, CHIP managed care

November 16, 2018
CMS recently proposed a new rule to relieve regulatory burdens, strengthen accountability, enhance program integrity and promote transparency…
Meeting News

AMA calls for stronger firearm background checks

November 16, 2018
At this week’s AMA Interim Meeting, delegates urged states to impose more robust reporting of relevant information to the National Instant…
Meeting News

AMA affirms medical spectrum of gender

November 15, 2018
During the AMA Interim Meeting, delegates adopted several new policies on important emerging health care topics, including gender identity. In…
Meeting News

AMA adopts policy supporting in-person importation of prescription drugs from Canada

November 15, 2018
To address concerns that out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs have reduced access to essential medications, delegates at the Interim Meeting of…
In the JournalsPerspective

Path of Medicare Advantage changing

November 14, 2018
As Medicare Advantage gains traction over traditional Medicare, there are several important potential issues that demand oversight, according to a…
In the Journals

ACP issues new recommendations to reduce gun violence

October 31, 2018
ACP updated its policy recommendations for reducing gun-related injuries and deaths in the United States by building on, strengthening and expanding…

Trump proposes allowing Medicare to base drug costs on prices abroad

October 25, 2018
President Donald Trump on Thursday announced two proposals reshaping how the government pays for drugs under Medicare Part B, including allowing…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Lee discusses hot topics from Facial Aesthetics New York

October 13, 2018
NEW YORK — From Facial Aesthetics New York 2018, course director Wendy W. Lee, MD, discusses some hot topics and techniques that came out of…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Full scope of facial aesthetics treatments changing practice

October 10, 2018
NEW YORK — From Facial Aesthetics New York 2018, Steven L. Davis, MD, discusses how the wide range of treatment options available today, from…
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Dual-eligible Medicare, Medicaid beneficiaries subject to persistently high costs

October 4, 2018
More than half of high-cost patients who were dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid continued to have high costs over 3 years, according to…
Feature

Experts discuss potential benefits, disadvantages to Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna mergers

September 19, 2018
The Department of Justice approved the Cigna-Express Scripts merger on Sept. 17, according to Business Insider and The Wall Street Journal
In the Journals

Team-based health care improves patient outcomes, physician well-being

September 18, 2018
Implementing optimal team-based health care is associated with improvements in patient outcomes, the efficiency of care and the well-being and…
In the Journals

Burnout frequency varies by specialty, but exact prevalence unclear

September 18, 2018
Symptoms of burnout and career choice regret were common among U.S. resident physicians, but differed substantially by clinical specialty, according…
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