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Brand-name drugmakers could lose $1T, but still remain world's most profitable industry, report finds

November 18, 2019


Large, brand-name drugmakers could lose $1 trillion in sales and still remain profitable enough to maintain their current investments in research and development—a finding that suggests drug pricing regulations would not substantially harm the drug industry, according to a report released Thursday by West Health and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

From 'embryo glue' to 'assisted hatching': Do these costly IVF add-ons actually work?

November 18, 2019


As demand for in vitro fertilization has grown, fertility clinics have developed supplementary procedures, or "add-ons," that are purported to increase the odds of success—but there is little evidence these add-ons actually work.

Trump admin just dropped 2 major price transparency rules. Here's what's inside.

November 15, 2019


The Trump administration on Friday released rules intended to increase price transparency among health care providers and insurers.

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.

Map: Where nurses are paid the most (and least)

November 14, 2019


A Forbes analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data ranks all 50 states based on how much registered nurses are paid. Find out how much they are paid in your sate with our interactive map.

CMS wants to crack down on unauthorized Medicaid spending. Here's how.

November 14, 2019


CMS on Tuesday released a proposed rule intended to increase transparency around states' supplemental Medicaid payments and financing arrangements by establishing new reporting requirements.

Hospital acquired conditions are declining—so why are pressure injuries on the rise?

November 14, 2019


The rate of hospital-acquired pressure injuries has continued to rise while other hospital-acquired conditions have fallen, prompting some providers to question whether federal regulators are taking the right approach to reduce incidence rates.

Another appeals court upholds CMS' controversial 2017 DSH payment rule

November 14, 2019


A second federal appeals court last week reversed a lower court's ruling and upheld a 2017 rule that changed how CMS calculates Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payments to ensure providers are not doubly compensated for care costs covered by third-party insurers.

What Americans are stressed about, charted

November 13, 2019


Americans are citing health care, mass shootings, and the presidential election as significant sources of stress, according to the American Psychological Association's "Stress in America" survey released last week.

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