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Less self-reported cataract surgery among those with dementia

February 6, 2019
Researchers suggest that cataract surgery may be underutilized in patients with cognitive impairment and dementia. Data from the National Health and…

Trump’s drug-pricing proposal a step forward, but may not have significant impact

February 6, 2019
The Trump Administration proposed a new rule last week to lower prices of prescription drugs and out-of-pocket costs by encouraging manufacturers to…
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‘Simple, inexpensive’ intervention improves patient punctuality

February 6, 2019
Adjusting the patient scheduling process improved patient punctuality as well as patient and provider satisfaction, according to findings recently…

AMA: Prior authorization hurdles cause negative health outcomes

February 5, 2019
More than 90% of physicians reported prior authorization requirements had a negative impact on patient clinical outcomes and that prior authorization…
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Project data establish national norm empathy scores for osteopathic medical students

February 5, 2019
Data from phase 1 of the nationwide Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy, or POMEE, have been used to develop the first and only…
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Taking Their Own Advice: Disparity in Paid Family Leave among Top Medical Schools

January 31, 2019
Although pediatric medical organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, have demanded congressional legislation to ensure that new…
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Amid new year drug price hikes, Congress calls on manufacturers to justify costs

January 25, 2019
In 2018, after President Donald Trump publicly condemned the pharmaceutical industry for skyrocketing prescription drug prices, several of the…
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Price disclosure through TV advertising may reduce consumer interest in high-priced drugs

January 23, 2019
Requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose prices in direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising could potentially reduce interest in…
Perspective

Experts declare physician burnout ‘a public health crisis’

January 22, 2019
Experts from leading U.S. health organizations deemed physician burnout “a public health crisis” in a recent report. “
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Medicare Part B to D shift may decrease total spending, increase out-of-pocket costs

January 17, 2019
Although a proposal by the HHS to shift certain prescription drugs from Medicare Part B to Part D may reduce total drug spending by 6.9% to 18.3%, it…
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No link between ADT, dementia among veterans with prostate cancer

January 14, 2019
Androgen deprivation therapy did not appear to increase risk for dementia, vascular dementia or Alzheimer disease among veterans with nonmetastatic…
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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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One-fourth of costs for chronic disease care attributed to multimorbidity

January 8, 2019
Nearly one-quarter of all health system expenditure for chronic disease care was attributed to costs associated with comorbid conditions, above and…
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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…
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Enhanced flu vaccines elicit greater antibody responses in older adults

December 30, 2018
Enhanced influenza vaccines elicit greater antibody responses compared with standard-dose vaccine in older adults, findings from a systematic review…

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…

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…