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3/29/17 - A Nation Divided on Insurance, but Medicare Works Just Fine
This past week, as the day approached for the momentous vote to replace the Affordable Care Act with the so-called American Health Care Act, it became blindingly obvious that this is exactly what President Trump had done to House Speaker Ryan. Uninterested in the grinding work of producing coherent legislation not for nothing is the process comp
3/29/17 - An excellent choice for FDA commissioner
My AEI colleague Scott Gottlieb is a great choice to lead the Food and Drug Administration. At the FDA, he was previously Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs, Director of Medical Policy Development, and Senior Adviser to the Commissioner for Medical Technology. Needless to say, he knows the FDA inside and out, and has already had
3/29/17 - AP Top Health News at 8:05 p.m. EDT
Brain and arm implants help paralyzed US man feed himself ACLU asks Ohio city to stop charging drug overdose survivors Senate, White House pass on House push to revive health bill Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP bill FDA approves 1st drug for moderate& severe eczema
3/29/17 - AP Top Health News at 8:16 p.m. EDT
Brain and arm implants help paralyzed US man feed himself ACLU asks Ohio city to stop charging drug overdose survivors Senate, White House pass on House push to revive health bill Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP bill FDA approves 1st drug for moderate& severe eczema
3/29/17 - Brat: "We can still get healthcare right"
Two days after House Republicans pulled President Trump's beleaguered healthcare plan meant to replace the Affordable Care Act, one of its Freedom Caucus detractors, Rep. Virginia's Senate Democrats also agreed reforms were needed in the way Americans get medical care as the complex issue continues to simmer in both Washington and Richmond.
3/29/17 - British new lung cancer drug wins approval in China [Philippines News Agency]
The London stock market listed company AstraZeneca Monday announced that the China Food and Drug Administration has granted marketing authorization for its lung cancer pill Tagrisso in China. Tagrisso is designed for the treatment of adult patients with certain genetic mutations, which is the first AstraZeneca medicine approved under the CFDA's...
3/29/17 - Carilion chief says uncertainty over health care bill keeps hospitals on alert
Not being able to forecast where you're going, what your revenue sources are, puts you in a state of uncertainty that is problematic, "said Carilion Clinic CEO Nancy Agee. As president-elect of the American Hospital Association, Agee was involved in lobbying Congress as Republicans attempted to tally enough votes to advance the American Health Care
3/29/17 - Casey Cagle: The prescription for Obamacare
This week marks seven years since Obamacare was signed into law. Leading up to the passage of the 2,700- page legislation, Nancy Pelosi announced: "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it." The prognosis is now painfully clear: Obamacare is failing Georgia.
3/29/17 - Center Point Clinical Services' Studies Show That Pharmacist-led Interventions Increase Clinical Trial Patient Medication Adherence and Compliance and Provide Robust Study Data
Center Point Clinical Services, creator of the world's first Siteless CRO platform, announced today study results presented in two separate posters at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy,# AMCP2017, Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. Joe Martinez, CEO of Center Point Clinical Services and the lead author of bot
3/29/17 - DON MCKEE: Gingrich's advice to GOP: Find out what the people want
Newt Gingrich, the former Georgia congressman and Speaker of the U.S. House, has some solid advice for Republicans in their efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare after their bill couldn't garner enough GOP support to get to the House floor. But contrariwise, Republican leaders started "with a fake score" from the Congressional Budget Office- whic
3/29/17 - EDITORIAL: Health care battle lives on [Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa]
March 28 Democrats may rejoice about the Republican Party's civil war that doomed its ill-conceived attempt to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act, but the battle over the national health care program isn't over. "We're going to be living with' Obamacare' for the foreseeable future," said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R- Wis., after pulling
3/29/17 - Enrollment Commences in Phase III Clinical Study of Eisai's Bace Inhibitor Elenbecestat in Early Alzheimer's Disease in Japan
TOKYO, Mar 29, 2017 Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that enrollment has commenced in Japan for MISSION AD1, a global Phase III clinical study of the in-house developed oral beta secretase cleaving enzyme inhibitor elenbecestat in patients with early Alzheimer's disease. The Phase III clinical trial program for elenbecestat consists of two global
3/29/17 - Failure of Obamacare repeal: What next for Trump and GOP?
There's been little public handwringing in Georgia over failure of Obamacare repeal by President Trump and his Republican majority in Congress. For Grady Health System of Atlanta, if the GOP effort had succeeded, it would have meant the loss of an estimated $65 million a year. In a letter to members of Congress before the AHCA vote, Grady CEO John
3/29/17 - FDA Approves Genentech's OCREVUS? (Ocrelizumab) for Relapsing and Primary Progressive Forms of Multiple Sclerosis
Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved OCREVUS? as the first and only medicine for both relapsing and primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis. The FDA s approval of OCREVUS is the beginning of a new era for the MS community and represents a significant scientific a
3/29/17 - Guest column: ACA here to stay ID should expand now
Idaho's Legislature should expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act before the end of the session, writes Dr. In my medical career I've met a great number of patients. This patient, who had been working for his entire adult life, was too poor to buy health insurance, unable to find work that would provide insurance, but made too much money to
3/29/17 - Health Secretary Tom Price still holds Trump cards in Obamacare outcome Health Secretary Tom Price still holds Trump cards in Obamacare outcome (copy)
WASHINGTON- With the Trump administration reeling from the failure of the GOP health care bill, many are wondering whether Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price will now work to undermine or support the embattled health law. Although health experts and the Congressional Budget Office disagree with Trump's assessment, most stakeholders agree
3/29/17 - HOSPITALS MISS 18-WEEK TARGET
THOUSANDS of patients are having to wait more than 18 weeks for hospital treatment, new figures have revealed. The trust's own predictions show that by March 31 it will have a total waiting list of 20,574 patients. Health bosses have said Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, which manages both Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hosp
3/29/17 - Merger strengthened Behavioral Health Care
To bring hope and healing to those suffering in Southeastern Ohio, two long-time area providers of mental health services joined forces to improve delivery of their care. On Oct. 1, 2016, Six County Inc. and Thompkins Treatment Inc. merged and are now Allwell Behavioral Health Services. Together, we provide comprehensive services for every diagnosi
3/29/17 - Millions would lose health care under proposed plan
Republican leaders in Congress are racing to repeal the Affordable Care Act and gut the health care coverage that millions of Americans depend on. The new law would kick 64 million people off their insurance by 2026, send prices skyrocketing, completely gut Medicaid and make millions of working people pay a tax on their workplace health benefits, a
3/29/17 - North American Health Headlines at 8:05 p.m. EDT
Senate, White House pass on House push to revive health bill States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP bill Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans Trumps says he expects a health care deal soon FDA approves 1st drug for moderate& severe eczema cases
3/29/17 - North American Health Headlines at 8:16 p.m. EDT
Senate, White House pass on House push to revive health bill States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP bill Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans Trump says he expects a health care deal soon FDA approves 1st drug for moderate& severe eczema cases
3/29/17 - Now Obamacare needs fixes
The day before House Speaker Paul Ryan decided not to take a vote on the American Health Care Act, a Quinnipiac Poll found that only 17 percent of American voters approved of the GOP's legislation while 56 percent did not. In 32 states, millions of Americans with incomes slightly above the poverty line who had gained coverage under their state's Me
3/29/17 - OUR OPINION Work together on Obamacare fixes
For the millions of Americans benefiting from the Affordable Care Act, the failure of congressional Republicans to repeal the act and replace it with something worse was welcome news. While Democrats might be reluctant to work with the president due to the political benefits of continuing to deny him a legislative victory, they should recognize tha
3/29/17 - READERS WRITE: GOP health care plan would hurt us all
Republican leaders in Congress are racing to repeal the Affordable Care Act and gut the health care coverage that millions of Americans depend on. The new law would kick 24 million people off their insurance by 2026, send prices skyrocketing, gut Medicaid and make millions of working people pay a tax on their workplace health benefits, all while ha
3/29/17 - Reasons people need to worry if the ACHA passes
As Congress rushes its Affordable Care Act replacement through, voting it out of committee in the wee hours of the morning without Congressional Budget Office scoring, there are a number of reasons people should be concerned. Second, it places a cap on Medicaid spending, limiting the amount states can spend and fining states heavily if they exceed
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