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Access, Disparities Issues Dominate Cardiovascular Health Policy Summit

A massive stroke marked a serious change in the weather for Mark McEwen, whose familiar face brought viewers the weather forecast on the 1990s’ “CBS

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Drug Approval Signals New Options for Stroke, Heart Attack Survivors in Europe

Heart patients in Europe have something to celebrate.   This week, the European Commission approved a groundbreaking new drug, evolocumab, to prevent heart attack and

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Where President Trump, U.S. Senators & Physicians Align

New research suggests that President Donald Trump, U.S. senators and the country’s physicians may agree on at least one thing: the federal 340B drug pricing

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Huntington’s Disease Patients Aim for Parity

This month, patients with Huntington’s disease are asking for what worked for patients with ALS and other debilitating diseases–parity to accessing Medicare benefits.  The request

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How Policymakers Can Redefine Pain Management

More than 42,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose in 2016.  Meanwhile, millions of other Americans suffer from chronic pain. The situation poses a difficult

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In Europe, Advocates Emphasize Role of Patient Voice

Patient advocacy organizations know the power of the patient voice when it comes to accessing medicine. Just consider Arthritis Ireland.  As highlighted during a recent

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Clinical Trials Lack Seniors, Newborns

What do newborns and senior citizens have in common?  Neither are showing up for clinical trials. And that’s a problem, says the Coalition for Clinical

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ICER’s Migraine Report Tells Familiar Story

It’s a new drug, but the same old story.  The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review recently reported that preventive treatments for migraine may not,

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New Resources Remind Moms-to-Be of Seafood Benefits

Raw sushi is out, and fish oil supplements are questionable. But regular fish consumption as part of a healthy prenatal diet? That’s a surefire way

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Are Americans Aware of COPD?

Many Americans felt like they knew former first lady Barbara Bush, whose death the country mourned this month. But how much do we as a

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