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Senator Pushes Pfizer to Permanently Roll Back Prices

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has written to Pfizer CEO Ian Read asking the company to “permanently roll back” the prices for its prescription...

CMS Proposes Reimbursing Doctors for Telehealth

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed the first major overhaul of Medicare billing practices since 1995. Under the new rules,...

FDA Approves Freeze-Dried Plasma in Combat

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of freeze-dried plasma for use by the U.S military. This emergency authorization, requested...

FDA Considering Use of Off-Label Data for Drug Approvals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signaled its willingness this month to use off-label information in approving new indications for drugs in the...

Trump Administration Cuts Funding for ACA Navigators

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it will cut funding for “navigator” organizations that help Americans shop for and...

MD Anderson Fined $4.3 Million for HIPAA Violation

An administrative judge within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has ruled that the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center...

CMS Cancels Agreement With Novartis to Pay for CAR T-Cell Treatment

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has ended a proposed “outcomes-based” agreement to pay for tisagenlecleucel, a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)...

Shortages Are Forcing Physicians and Pharmacists to Ration Opioids

A nationwide shortage of opioids has now become a public health crisis, according to the American Medical Association. The shortage is forcing hospitals to...

EMA Recommends CAR T-Cell Therapies for Approval

The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended that the European Commission approve two chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)...

Travel Ban Ruling Disappoints Medical Community

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that President Donald Trump’s immigration restrictions were a lawful use of executive power, ending a legal battle...
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