Feature

Some experts, lawmakers concerned about Hahn’s agenda as FDA commissioner

December 3, 2019
In an 18 to 5 vote earlier today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee sent the nomination of Stephen M. Hahn

ProQR’s retinitis pigmentosa treatment gets orphan drug designation

November 21, 2019
QR-1123, a first-in-class investigational antisense oligonucleotide for the treatment of vision loss associated with autosomal dominant retinitis…

CEDARS/ASPENS Debates

Appropriate use of new technologies will not jeopardize MIPS score

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2019
Jennifer Loh, MD
Welcome to another edition of CEDARS/ASPENS Debates. CEDARS/ASPENS is a joint society of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery specialists, here to…

FDA News

Oncologist could be next FDA commissioner nominee

October 24, 2019
The Trump administration is expected to announce that Stephen M. Hahn, MD, chief medical executive and professor of radiation oncology at The…

Ocular Surgery News boosts, relaunches Healio/OSN Editorial Board Section

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2019
Healio.com/OSN is the online home of Ocular Surgery News. In addition to housing the online version of OSN, Healio/OSN creates daily news, meeting…

Breaking News

Trump issues executive order to expand private Medicare insurance plans

October 4, 2019
President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that directs HHS to take action to provide more insurance plan options under Medicare Advantage…

Feature

One health system’s experience relevant to proposed price transparency rule

August 21, 2019
CMS recently proposed a rule requiring hospitals to disclose the amount that patients would pay for services before they receive care. The rule is…

Feature

Analysts debate Senate drug pricing bill’s likelihood of making an impact

August 19, 2019
The Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act, introduced last month by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member…

In the Journals

Obamacare improves access to advanced practitioners

August 5, 2019
The proportion of appointments scheduled with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and similar advanced practitioners increased by more than 5%…

Breaking News

Trump administration to allow Canadian drugs to be imported

July 31, 2019
Trump administration officials recently unveiled the Safe Importation Action Plan, a two-pronged historic approach that they said provides the…

Breaking News

Senators announce bipartisan plan to lower drug prices

July 23, 2019
Two lawmakers introduced legislation today that they said would lower the price of prescription drugs for Americans, according to a press release. …

Feature

Analysis: AMA’s lawsuit seeks to protect patient-physician relationships, free speech

July 10, 2019
The AMA and two women’s health organizations recently sued the state of North Dakota, claiming North Dakota’s compelled speech laws…

Judge stops Trump’s plan to put drug prices in TV ads

July 9, 2019
A district judge recently blocked the HHS rule that certain drugs prices be included in TV ads, saying HHS overstepped its authority in issuing such…

In the Journals

More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…

Feature

Analysis: Trump’s hospital costs transparency executive order faces uphill battle

July 1, 2019
Though some major medical societies applauded President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on June 24 directing HHS to require hospitals…

Breaking News

Trump issues executive order intended to make health care costs more affordable, transparent

June 24, 2019
President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order Monday afternoon that seeks to make certain health care prices more affordable. Trump said…

Trump administration sued over requirement to include drug prices in TV ads

June 17, 2019
Amgen, Merck, Eli Lilly and the Association of National Advertisers sued the Trump administration last week, seeking to avoid complying with an HHS…

Feature

As Trump administration considers importing drugs from Canada, experts analyze risks, benefits

June 4, 2019
The idea of importing prescription drugs from Canada as a means to lower prices is back under scrutiny with President Donald J. Trump verbally…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Effective comanagement leads to best patient outcomes

May 30, 2019
To the Editor: I am writing to clear up any misconceptions that occurred in the optometric community resulting from my participation in a cover…

Feature

Experts divided regarding impact from Trump’s plan to put drug prices in TV ads

May 29, 2019
HHS recently enacted one of the first concrete steps toward President Donald J. Trump’s pledge to lower drug prices in finalizing a federal…