Posts Tagged ‘by Amanda Conschafter – blog editor’

Delaware Joins States Improving Patient Access to Hepatitis C Cures

Starting July 1, patients battling hepatitis C in Delaware will have newfound access to direct-acting antiviral cures – a victory now shared with patients in

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State Efforts to Curb Opioid Abuse Could Increase Patients’ Pain

The opioid abuse epidemic continues to generate state laws aimed at reducing opioid misuse and overdose. Earlier this month, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo signed

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A Reality Check on Health Care Value Models

High drug prices have led to a proliferation of value models that investigate how the United States can control ballooning health care costs. But just

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Labeling Debate Hones in on Biosimilarity Statement

Stakeholders are divided over a provision of the Food and Drug Administration’s draft regulatory guidance on biosimilar labeling, letters to the FDA reveal. Specifically, insurers

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New Report Details Why COPD Patients Cannot Access Medications and Proper Care

Co-pays are high and health care is far from optimal for Americans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), says a new report from The Lancet

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NORSWITCH Meeting Invites Dialogue on Biosimilar Switching

As more biosimilars become available globally, clinicians are eager to understand: How does switching between biological medicines affect patients? On June 13, the Global Alliance

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Patients May Face Premium Spikes for 2017 Health Plans

Health care in 2017 is shaping up to be expensive. Citing financial losses, private insurers who offer health plans through an Affordable Care Act exchange

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Launching “Cancer Moonshot” Demands Coverage, Regulatory Progress

Vice President Joe Biden addressed oncologists, industry and medical professionals in Chicago Monday with a resounding plea: collaborate to “translate scientific discovery into meaningful treatments.”

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Oncologists Call for Opioid Access for Cancer Patients

As federal and state governments move to curb opioid abuse, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) wants leaders to remember: Cancer patients still need

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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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