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No Settlements as Federal Opioid Cases Move to Trial

Judge Dan Aaron Polster of the Northern District of Ohio will preside over three consolidated federal lawsuits against makers and distributors of opioids in...

PhRMA Calls Out Foreign Countries Over Patent and Pricing Policies

PhRMA, the pharmaceutical industry’s trade group, filed comments with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative asking for “urgent action” against two dozen countries...

Is Alexa the Newest Member of the Health-Care Team?

Hospitals are exploring new ways to incorporate voice-activated technologies like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant into patient visits, suggesting a future in which these...

Roche Will Donate Hemophilia A Drug to Developing Countries

Roche will donate its new hemophilia A drug emicizumab-kxwh to the World Hemophilia Federation (WHF) Humanitarian Aid Program. Roche joins other companies – including...

Democrats to Begin Medicare Expansion Hearings

Democrats will begin holding hearings on expanding Medicare this spring and are aiming to pass a bill in time for the next presidential term....

Are Patients Benefiting From Right to Try?

Nearly a year after “Right to Try” – legislation that gets dying patients access to experimental treatment – was signed into federal law, many...

Beyond the Brand: How Do Small-Large Hospital Affiliations Affect Patient Care?

Alliances between community hospitals and some of the nation’s biggest and most respected institutions, including Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and MD Anderson Cancer Center,...

AstraZeneca and UPMC Health Plan Partner to Lower Drug Costs

Drug maker AstraZeneca agreed to a new effectiveness-based pricing deal for its antiplatelet agent ticagrelor, with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health...

Preventing the Births of More “CRISPR Babies”

In the wake of the news that twin girls were born in China with DNA altered by CRISPR, the U.S. National Academy of Medicine...

Was the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program a Success?

To address high readmission rates among Medicare patients, the Affordable Care Act launched the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program in 2012. It penalized hospitals with...
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February 2019, Volume 5, Issue 3

This issue features a look at the unique challenges of developing treatments for orphan diseases, more coverage of the 2018 ASH annual meeting, and more.