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Feeling Heat From Trump, Pfizer Pulls Back on Price Increases
The president uses his bully pulpit to denounce the drug company’s plans to hike prices.
Health Insurers Antsy Over Latest Move To Weaken Obamacare
They warn that the funding pulled for a risk adjustment program will force even steeper premium hikes.
FDA to Consumers: Stay Away from Maximum Powerful
Agency says products for sexual enhancement, weight loss, and bodybuilding have hidden drugs and chemicals.
Study Finds No CV Benefit from Multivitamins—Again
A meta-analysis that included 18 million participants found no protection from heart disease or stroke.
Interchangeable Biologics Can Be Substituted for Reference Drug by Pharmacists
There is a small difference between them and biosimilars that physicians, patients, and insurers should be aware of.
Global Market for Biosimilars Expected To Explode
It will nearly quadruple within the next five years, according to a new report, though concerns about how they’re manufactured remain.
Wide Variation Seen in Prices for Generic Drugs
Some of that can be chalked up to the differences in cost of living from place to place, but not all.
Pharma Fighting Drug Payment Accumulator Programs
The programs force drug companies to pay more to help patients with their copayments.
Combining Physical, Mental Health Care Pays Off
Care managers have gotten results by making sure points of care connect and even in bringing services into patients’ homes.
PwC to employers: Focus on all medical prices—and not just drug prices
Health plans expected to continue pushing for value-based payment arrangements.
CMS Moves To Remodel Medicare Home Health
One of the proposed changes makes remote patient monitoring an allowable cost.
Better Health Literacy Seems To Boost Patient Satisfaction With Biosimilars
European researchers looked at arthritis’ patients reactions when being switched from etanercept or nfliximab.
Biogen Makes Play for Big Stake in Samsung Bioepis
Puts down $700 million to buy nearly 50% of Samsung.
For the Second Time This Year, Pfizer Hikes Drug Prices
The move comes even though some of the pharma company’s rivals have promised to raise prices only once a year.
Bariatric Surgery Will Help Obese Youngsters With Mental Health Issues
No meaningful difference seen in the amount of weight lost between them and teens without mental health issues.
Insurers on a Shopping Spree For All Sorts of Providers
HIV/AIDS treatment drastically reduces mortality and helps to limit transmission
Palliative care improves quality of life and symptoms
Community health workers improve outcomes, reduce costs
Bundled payments for joint replacement reduce expenditures, don’t compromise quality
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