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New AfPA Video, Policy Brief Explore Barriers to Precision Medicine

A movement to make cancer treatment more personalized, more targeted and more effective has real potential for patients – but only if they can access

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Congress’ Proposed Zika Funding: Too Little, Too Late?

Three months after President Barack Obama requested congressional funding to fight the Zika virus, the House of Representatives has authorized $622 million in aid. But

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Congressional Panelists Urge CMS to Withdraw Part B Proposal

Physicians on a congressional panel Tuesday called for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to withdraw their Part B demonstration proposal. Panelists cited patient

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White Paper Defines Balanced Pain Management as Better Way on Pain, Opioids

Balanced pain management offers an opportunity to better manage pain, control rising costs and reduce the potential for opioid abuse, explains a new white paper

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Senate Bill Could Eliminate Potential Access Barrier for Biosimilars

The Senate companion to last year’s 21st Century Cures Act could help biosimilars bypass a potential roadblock to patient access. The bill would exempt biologics

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As Hepatitis C Deaths Peak, New York Removes Barriers to Cure

by Amanda Conschafter, blog editor Just as new data shows hepatitis C deaths at an all-time high, New York state has taken a bold move

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Infant Health Bulletin Offers “Fast Facts” on Pregnant Women and Fish Consumption

by Amanda Conschafter, blog editor Sensationalized media accounts have misconstrued the facts on pregnancy and fish consumption, explains a new Fast Facts health bulletin from

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Clinical Trials Awareness Week Highlights Need for Federal Awareness Campaign

by Amanda Conschafter, blog editor Each year, Clinical Trials Awareness Week brings together patients, health care providers, researchers and industry to celebrate the value of

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Part B Demonstration Lacks Patient Monitoring Strategy, Says New Study

by Amanda Conschafter, blog editor The Medicare Part B payment demonstration planned by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services lacks a vital component: a

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New Study: Medicare Fix Could Require Seniors to Pay More for Biosimilars

by Amanda Conschafter, blog editor Government efforts to close Medicare Part D’s so-called donut hole could have unexpected consequences, explains a new study from Avalere

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