ACA turns 10: Experts reflect on the law’s impact on health care

March 23, 2020
The Affordable Care Act was signed into law 10 years ago today. In a recent video released by Protect Our Care, a group that wants to preserve the…

HHS rules give patients ‘unprecedented’ access to health data

March 10, 2020
Patients will soon have what HHS called “unprecedented” secure and free access to their health information. Two rules finalized by the…

Meeting News

Chambers explains FDA’s rationale for clinical trial requirements

February 18, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO — Ensuring safe and effective products are available to the American people is the mission of the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation…

FDA, NIDA call for marijuana legislation to advance public health

January 15, 2020
Leaders from the FDA and the National Institute on Drug Abuse said during a recent House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing that there is a…

CustomFlex artificial iris receives transitional pass-through payment status

January 15, 2020
The CustomFlex artificial iris was granted transitional pass-through payment status from CMS, effective Jan. 1, 2020. The artificial iris from VEO…

Vyzulta approved in Mexico

January 13, 2020
Vyzulta has been approved in Mexico for the reduction of IOP in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, Nicox announced in a press…

From OSN Europe

Fight for Sight calls for eye research funding in UK

January 8, 2020
Twelve ophthalmology leaders have signed a public letter to the U.K. government calling for a national plan to address sight loss, according to a…

A look at 20 important ophthalmology articles of the past decade

January 2, 2020
As a new decade begins, Healio.com/OSN looks back at some of our biggest stories in the past 10 years. Over the years, ophthalmology has evolved to…

ACA’s individual mandate ruled unconstitutional, case sent back to district court

December 19, 2019
On Wednesday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced that it agreed with a district court that the Affordable Care Act’s individual…

HHS unveils plan to allow states to import drugs from Canada

December 18, 2019
Today, HHS officials announced that they are seeking public input on two broad strategies that would, for the first time, allow “safe and…

UK authority clears Roche acquisition of Spark

December 16, 2019
The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority has cleared Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark Therapeutics, ruling the deal would not negatively…

In the Journals

News about Trump negatively impacts medical interns’ moods

December 10, 2019
Heavy workloads, medical errors and sleep deprivation are recognized factors that can affect the mental health of training physicians. Recently…


Proposed legislation to lower drug prices: What clinicians need to know

December 9, 2019
Several bills have been introduced recently to reduce the high cost of prescription drugs. “Despite partisan gridlock in Washington, both…


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…


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…


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…