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Hep C-infected organs can be safely transplanted into non-infected patients, another study finds

April 8, 2019


Hearts and lungs donated from people who were hepatitis C-positive can be safely transplanted into non-infected patients, according to a study published last week.

House Energy & Commerce Committee advances drug pricing bills

April 5, 2019


The House Energy and Commerce Committee this week approved a dozen health care bills, including several bills intended to bring down drug prices that advanced with bipartisan support.

How Cigna, Express Scripts plan to cap patients' monthly insulin costs

April 3, 2019


Cigna and Express Scripts on Wednesday announced the launch of a new program that will give Express Scripts' clients the option to cap their enrollees' out-of-pocket costs for a 30-day supply of insulin at $25.

CMS finalizes MA payment bump, risk-adjustment changes for 2020

April 2, 2019


CMS on Monday finalized payment and policy changes for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans for the 2020 coverage year.

How Kaiser and Brigham and Women's improved hypertension control rates to 90%

April 2, 2019


Only about 50% to 60% of U.S. hypertension patients have well-controlled blood pressure, but these leading health systems have achieved 90% control rates.

Weekly Line: Rx drug prices are coming to your TV today (over PhRMA's objections)

March 29, 2019


Johnson & Johnson (J&J) today aired a new national television advertisement for its bloodthinner medication Xarelto that features the drug's $488 per month list price. 

For this woman, childbirth felt like ‘a tickle.’ Could her genes hold the secret to better pain management?

March 29, 2019


When doctors came across a patient who barely feels any pain, they found a previously unknown mutation in her genes that suppresses the sensation—a discovery that could open up new possibilities for pain management, according to a report published this week.

The health care companies among the 'World's Most Ethical Companies'

March 27, 2019


The Ethisphere Institute has released its 13th annual list of the "World's Most Ethical Companies," which includes several health care companies.

UPS wants to deliver (and administer) a vaccine at your door

March 27, 2019


United Parcel Service (UPS) this year will test a service that will dispatch nurses to patients' homes to provide vaccinations, which observers say suggests UPS is looking to be a bigger player in the $85 billion outsourced health care logistics market.

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