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***PRESS RELEASE*** Texas Health Plans Reject Nearly Half of Claims for High Cholesterol Treatment

New health plan report card analyzes PCSK9 inhibitor claims for managed care organizations  WASHINGTON – The Institute for Patient Access released a new Health Plan

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How a Human Milk Diet Protects Premature Infants

“Breast is best” is familiar advice for new mothers and infant health care providers.  But what about mothers of preemies, who often struggle to produce

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***PRESS RELEASE*** California Health Plans Reject More than One-Third of Claims for High Cholesterol Treatment

New health plan report card analyzes PCSK9 inhibitor claims for managed care organizations.  WASHINGTON – The Institute for Patient Access released a new Health Plan

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Poor & Black Children Bear the Brunt of Asthma, Research Confirms

More than 6 million children in the United States suffer from asthma. But several new studies paint a startling picture of how this disease impacts

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“Death Panel” Trigger Could Limit Medicare Access

Once dubbed a “death panel”, the Independent Payment Advisory Board is back in the news. The board was devised under the Affordable Care Act as

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HHS Reports Tout Value of Hepatitis C Treatment, Screening

Two new publications point to the value of treating hepatitis C – early, aggressively and alongside heightened screening efforts. Expert Consultation Report The Department of

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New Opioid Guidelines, Same Coverage Quandry

New pain treatment guidelines underscore a now familiar disconnect: the gap between what patients need and what their health plans will pay for. The American

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***PRESS RELEASE*** STATEMENT FROM ALLIANCE FOR PATIENT ACCESS ON DRUG IMPORTATION BILL

Physician organization urges lawmakers to prioritize access to safe, approved medications. WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Patient Access (AfPA) made the following statement about the

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Rare Disease Day Spotlights Need for Research

Rare Disease Day brings international attention to the plight of patients who struggle with ALS, Gaucher disease, cystic fibrosis and other less common conditions.  This

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New Cystic Fibrosis Group Weighs in on Obamacare Revamp

As Congress continues to debate the future of the Affordable Care Act, a new advocacy group has a message for key legislators: protect cystic fibrosis

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