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The 9 'Best-Performing' health care CEOs in the world, according to Harvard Business Review

November 15, 2019


Harvard Business Review recently released its annual ranking of the 100 "Best-Performing CEOs in the World"—and the list includes nine CEOs in the health care industry.

Superbug-related deaths are falling—so why are infections on the rise?

November 15, 2019


The number of deaths due to drug-resistant infections in the United States have declined, but the number of these infections are on the rise, indicating that so-called "superbugs" present a greater risk to public health than previously thought, according to a CDC report released Wednesday.

Is Congress any closer to addressing high Rx drug prices?

November 15, 2019


Polling suggests that prescription drug pricing is a big issue for U.S. voters, yet Congress appears no closer to reaching a deal on a comprehensive plan to address rising prescription drug costs.

Millions in US have lost someone who couldn't afford treatment

November 14, 2019


A Gallup poll published Tuesday found that 13% of U.S. adults, or roughly 34 million Americans, know a friend or family member who died in the past five years because he or she could not afford their medical treatment or medication.

Maryland offers first-of-its-kind master's in medical cannabis

November 13, 2019


University of Maryland now offers a Master's of Science in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics, the first graduate program of its kind in the nation.

Medicare Parts A, B premiums to rise in 2020, CMS says

November 12, 2019


CMS on Friday announced that premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts will increase for Medicare Parts A and B for the 2020 coverage year.

How this 'obscure' pricing model is helping lower Rx drug prices

November 11, 2019


An old pricing model called quality-adjusted life years, or QALYs, puts a dollar value on the benefits a drug can have for a patient—and it is increasingly being used by Harvard Medical School's Institute for Clinical and Economic Review to nudge drugmakers into lowering prices.

HHS files lawsuit claiming Gilead infringed on its patents for PrEP

November 8, 2019


The Trump administration on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Gilead Sciences claiming the drugmaker's sales of the HIV-prevention drugs Truvada and Descovy violate HHS patents.

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