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Aetna Debacle Deepens Skepticism about Coverage Decisions

Think an informed medical expert is making the coverage decisions at your health insurance company?  You might think again. In a story that’s sending ripples

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***PRESS RELEASE*** STATEMENT FROM ALLIANCE FOR PATIENT ACCESS ON POTENTIAL PART D GAP COVERAGE CHANGES

WASHINGTON – Today, the Alliance for Patient Access (AfPA) made the following statement regarding the congressional budget deal currently being negotiated and potential changes to Medicare Part D

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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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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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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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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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A Victory for NICU Patient Safety

Hospital NICUs are getting an early Christmas present: the ability to opt out on tubing that could put their newborn patients at risk. The Joint

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Revamped EudraVigilance System Could Improve Drug Safety Reporting

Preventable drug safety issues caused nearly 200,000 deaths across the European Union in 2017.  Now the European Medicines Agency is working to address that statistic

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