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Two senators reach bipartisan deal to save health insurance subsidies

October 17, 2017

Two senators have struck a bipartisan deal to temporarily preserve subsidies for health insurance companies set to be scrapped by President Donald J. Trump, The New York Times reports.

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New Zealand joint registry study: Rate of joint replacements did not decrease for patients with RA

October 17, 2017
Results from this study indicated there was a significant increase in joint replacements in New Zealand for patients with osteoarthritis between 1999 to 2015. However…

California law may minimally impact drug pricing transparency

October 17, 2017
California Gov. Jerry Brown approved legislation that will require pharmaceutical companies to give the state advanced notice of, as well as justify, dramatic drug…

Arthrex to build new surgical device manufacturing facility

October 17, 2017
Arthrex announced plans to build a surgical device and implant manufacturing facility in Anderson County, South Carolina, according to a company press release…
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NASS works with Aetna on laminectomy with arthrodesis policy

October 17, 2017
In a letter to its members, The North American Spine Society provided an update on efforts by its health policy team regarding Aetna’s coverage policy update on…
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