Mounting Lawsuits Pressure States to Treat Prisoners with Hepatitis C

Lawsuits are piling up against states that withhold hepatitis C cures from prisoners. In Missouri, a class action lawsuit is under appeal.  In Florida, a

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Congress Considers Loosening Restrictions on Off-label Discussions

Health insurers may soon have more data to inform their decisions about which prescription drugs and medical devices they cover. The Pharmaceutical Information Exchange Act,

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Patients’ Nasty Co-pay Surprise

Patients who rely upon co-pay coupons to afford their prescription drugs may be in for a nasty surprise in 2018. A new trend has more

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New Law Recognizes Family Caregivers

An estimated 65 million family caregivers help their elderly, disabled or ill loved ones continue to live at home – driving them to appointments and

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CAR-T Cancer Drugs Get Nod of Approval from ICER

Innovative but expensive CAR-T therapies for cancer are worth their price, announced the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review recently.  The organization is the self-appointed

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Medicaid Rx Coverage Schemes Threaten Patient Access

Cash-strapped states are exploring a controversial new way to cut Medicaid expenses: limiting which drugs their beneficiaries can access.   In Massachusetts, officials requested a

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Medicare Patients Could Gain Access to Critical Diagnostic Test

Nearly 1.7 million Americans learned they had cancer in 2017. Most of these patients began traditional treatments like chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Yet for many,

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Vaccine-preventable Diseases Plague Unprotected Americans

Winter weather blasted much of the nation last week, but it’s not just the common cold that Americans are fighting. Many regions, regardless of temperature,

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Racial Disparity Mars Infants’ Access to Donor Milk

All mothers want to give their babies a stronger immune system, reduce their risk of SIDS and lower their rate of respiratory infections. But a recent

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2017 in Review: 7 Trends in Patient Access

  As 2017 draws to a close, let’s take a look back at the highlights in patient access this year. 1. Breakthrough cardiovascular medicine eludes

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