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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.

The entire ACA should be struck down, DOJ argues in 'stunning' reversal

March 26, 2019

The Department of Justice in a legal filing Monday said a federal appeals court should strike down the entire Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional, changing its previous position that the court should only strike down parts of the law.

Another major Alzheimer's drug failed in clinical trials. Is it time for a new approach?

March 26, 2019

Biogen and Japan-based Eisai last week announced a highly anticipated experimental drug designed to treat Alzheimer's disease failed to show clinical benefits, marking the latest failure in Alzheimer's treatment research that has many in the scientific community considering alternative approaches to attack the disease.

Can breast cancer be treated without surgery? These surgeons want to find out.

March 25, 2019

For decades, aggressive treatment—namely surgery—has been the go-to treatment for cancer patients, but today, breast surgeons are charting new territory and investigating alternative ways to treat breast cancer.

HHS' drug rebate proposal already has drawn 18,000 comments—but there's a catch

March 22, 2019

HHS has received about 18,000 comments on its proposal to overhaul the U.S. drug rebate system—and many of the largest industry stakeholders have yet to weigh in.

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