Posts Tagged ‘by Amanda Conschafter – blog editor’

Advocates & Physicians Speak Out on Potential Vaccine Panel

News on Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump may form a federal panel on vaccine safety prompted outcry from physicians and advocates.  Word of the panel

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For Affordable Care Act Patients, Cancer Treatment Access May Fall Short

About 83 percent of Americans say they could depend upon their health insurer if diagnosed with a serious illness like cancer, according to Aimed Alliance

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New York Governor Signs Step Therapy Bill into Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a bill that protects patients from step therapy, marking a victory for advocates in the state. 

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What Reduced Opioid Prescribing Means for Patients and Policy

New polling data from The Boston Globe reveals that U.S. physicians are prescribing fewer opioids. But how does the trend impact patients – and the

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2016 in Review: Top Trends for Patient Access

  Hepatitis C patients keep waiting…and waiting…and waiting. Decreasing prices for treatment, the threat of legal action and input from the Centers for Medicare and

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Hepatitis C and Opioid Abuse Epidemics Combine to Pose New Crisis

Two American public health epidemics are colliding – creating new headaches for policymakers and more heartache for communities across the country. As the opioid abuse

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Webinar Offers Primer on Biosimilars Policy

If policymakers get it right, biosimilars could offer more safe and effective treatment options for patients in the coming years – potentially at lower costs.

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Summit on Balanced Pain Management Tackles Access and Education Issues

There’s no way to address America’s prescription drug abuse crisis without balanced pain management, explained the National Institutes of Health’s Linda Porter, PhD, at Tuesday’s

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Tennessee Poll Shows Impact of Non-Medical Switching

Polling results from Tennessee cast new light on a trend that’s sparking national concerns: non-medical switching. As the Tennessee Patient Stability Coalition reports, more than

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“Accessing Cholesterol Treatments” is No Simple Task, Explains New Video

On the heels of recent research confirming breakthrough drugs’ impact on patients with high cholesterol, the Partnership to Advance Cardiovascular Health has released a quick-draw

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