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Trump calls for an end to 'surprise' medical bills and signals support for Rx drug imports

May 10, 2019


President Trump on Thursday called on Congress to propose and approve legislation to address so-called "surprise" medical bills and vowed to allow states to import lower-cost prescription drugs from other countries.

Warren unveils $100B plan to fight the US opioid epidemic

May 10, 2019


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) this week unveiled a $100 billion proposal to combat the U.S. opioid epidemic that would emphasize employment and evidenced-based treatment for those struggling with substance use disorders, as well as provider training on treatment methods.

Judge orders HHS to remedy $1.6B in unlawful 340B cuts

May 9, 2019


A federal judge on Monday ordered HHS to come up with a remedial measure that would address hospital payment cuts under Medicare's 340B drug discount program for 2018 and 2019, which the judge previously ruled were unlawful.

HHS just finalized a rule to require drug list prices in TV ads

May 8, 2019


HHS on Wednesday released a final rule that will require drugmakers to disclose their products' list prices in consumer-directed television advertisements.

These 7 startups want to disrupt health care. But are they actually any good?

May 8, 2019


Startups throughout the health care industry are threatening to disrupt the traditional landscape, so to get an idea of which ones live up to the hype, Business Insider reporter Lydia Ramsey tried seven health startups and shared what she learned.

The 126 'Best Employers' in health care, according to Forbes

May 7, 2019


Forbes recently released its ranking of "America's Best Large Employers" and "America's Best Midsize Employers" for 2019, which included top employers among health care providers, insurers, biotech companies, and more.

Do Alzheimer's patients actually have a different form of dementia?

May 7, 2019


Doctors have identified a type of dementia that might be more common than Alzheimer's disease, according to a report published last week in the journal Brain, and some experts are calling the discovery "the most important dementia finding in years."

Will eliminating Rx rebates lower costs? Probably not, CBO says.

May 6, 2019


The United States' total prescription drug costs are not expected to decrease if CMS finalizes a rule designed to prohibit drugmakers from paying rebates to pharmacy benefit managers, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Thursday.

Insys execs found guilty in first-of-its-kind criminal case regarding opioid epidemic

May 6, 2019


A federal jury on Thursday found five former Insys Therapeutics executives, including founder and former CEO John Kapoor, guilty of racketeering charges in a rare criminal case that accused drug company executives of contributing to the opioid epidemic.

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