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2/27/17 - Forum set on ACA repeal's impact
NORTHAMPTON As a Republican-controlled Congress continues to push for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a local group takes up the challenge of local impact. The panel will include Gerald Friedman, University of Massachusetts Amherst economics professor; Jackie Wolf, co-chair of single-payer health insurance advocacy coalition Mass-Care; an
2/27/17 - LabCorp buys lab company [Times-News, Burlington, N.C.]
Feb. 26 LabCorp has acquired Spokane, Wash.- based Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories from Providence Health& Services and Catholic Health Initiatives Laboratories. "This signature transaction strengthens LabCorp's relationships with anchor health systems and expands LabCorp's geographic presence into important markets," David.
2/26/17 - 5 Top NASDAQ Biotech Stocks: Bellerophon Therapeutics Gains 97 Percent
Last week s news was varied: from Roche reporting patient death in the phase 3 trial of the company s hemophilia blockbuster emicizumab, to Novartis cancer drug Zykadia being granted priority review by the US FDA. Bellerophon Therapeutics Vermillion, Inc. Galectin Therapeutics Jaguar Animal Health Alphatec Holdings Bellerophon Therapeutics
2/26/17 - ACS will recruit 750 hospitals for program to lower costs and improve safety for patients
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health& Science CHICAGO: In collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, the American College of Surgeons has launched a new multimillion dollar surgical quality improvement initiative funded and guided by the Agency for Healthcare Research a
2/26/17 - Appalachia needs a single-payer health system
We are all aware that the recent election is likely to bring change in the health care system of this nation, but we have a choice to make. During these tumultuous times in health care policy, the way forward is not to strip 20 million Americans of their health care by repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement. What a coalition of 20,
2/26/17 - Changes to ACA may be costly GOP changes to the Affordable Care Act could cost states, reduce coverage, governors told Number of insured could be significantly reduced, governors told
The 36- page document, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post, attempts to evaluate the impact of possible changes included in a Republican leadership plan that outlines the direction Congress could be heading in as it attempts to fulfill President Donald Trump's promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. Health care reform is a major fo
2/26/17 - Changes to ACA may be costly
The 36- page document, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post, attempts to evaluate the impact of possible changes included in a Republican leadership plan that outlines the direction Congress could be heading in as it attempts to fulfill President Donald Trump's promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. Health care reform is a major fo
2/26/17 - d2letters-cmforum-022617Delegation must stand strong on health careTeach bus drivers how to drive in snowIf you leak information you should go to jailLook at the whole picture on food stampsThere must be a way to get rid of BannonA Concord city counc
An open letter to New Hampshire s congressional delegation:. It has became clear that President Trump intends to drive forward with a radical health care proposal that would rob millions of coverage, increase costs for poor and working-class Americans, and facilitate a vast transfer of wealth from middle-class Americans to the biggest insurance
2/26/17 - EDITORIAL: The governor and the Medicaid expansion [The Akron Beacon Journal]
Feb. 26 John Kasich has been emphatic about preserving the Medicaid expansion. Of late, the governor has been making the case in Washington, where his fellow Republicans in Congress are looking to repeal and revamp the Affordable Care Act. What he faces are Republicans in charge on Capitol Hill eager to implement ideas they long have held for rem
2/26/17 - Federal cuts threaten states health reform [Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass.]
Feb. 26 Massachusetts has led the nation in health coverage reform, but policy analysts say the Bay State is not immune from the impact of federal cuts or changes to the Affordable Care Act. "Massachusetts is every bit as much at risk as every other state," said Noah Berger, president of the nonprofit Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. The
2/26/17 - Focus on Obamacare at weekend in Washington
Baker is going to serve as a member of the Council of Governors, a 10- member committee that represents governors in Washington D.C. He said he ll have the opportunity to talk healthcare with members of Congress as well as people in the executive branch. He plans to work with other governors to pressure Congress into coming up with a replacement
2/26/17 - Global Healthcare IT Market Trends and Forecast to 2024 - New Report by Data Bridge Market Research
Global Healthcare IT Market, By Product (EHR, RIS, PACS, VNA, CPOE, MHealth, Telehealth, Healthcare Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Revenue Cycle Management, CRM, Claims Management, Fraud Management), By End User (Providers (Hospitals, ASC's, Home Healthcare, Diagnostic Centers, Pharmacies), Payers (Private, Public)), By Geography (North Amer
2/26/17 - Merck's Letermovir, an Investigational Antiviral Medicine for Prevention of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection in Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients, Highly Effective Through Week 24 Post-Transplant in Pivotal Phase 3 Study
Merck& Co., Inc., known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced results of the pivotal Phase 3 clinical study of letermovir, an investigational antiviral medicine for the prevention of clinically-significant cytomegalovirus infection in adult CMV-seropositive recipients of an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant, also.
2/26/17 - New Congenital Heart Disease Findings from Erasmus University Medical Center Described (Prognostic Value of N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Heart Disease Weekly Current study results on Congenital Diseases and Conditions- Congenital Heart Disease have been published. According to news reporting out of Rotterdam, Netherlands, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "The number of patients with adult congenital heart disease is rapidly increasing.
2/26/17 - New Findings in FDA Actions Described from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Clinical Evidence Supporting US Food and Drug Administration Approval...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Medical Letter on the CDC& FDA Research findings on FDA Actions are discussed in a new report. We characterized the pivotal studies supporting FDA approval of otolaryngologic prescription drug indications. " Between 2005 and 2014, the FDA approved 48 otolaryngologic prescription drug indications based on 64
2/26/17 - Phase 3 COMPASS Study of XARELTO rivaroxaban Stopping Early for Efficacy; Study Meets Primary Endpoint of Prevention of Major Adverse Cardiac Events...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Heart Disease Weekly- Janssen Research& Development, LLC announced that the Phase 3 COMPASS trial, evaluating the efficacy and safety of XARELTO for the prevention of major adverse cardiac events, including cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction and stroke in patients with coronary artery disease or
2/26/17 - Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal
The Affordable Care Act has two main components for expanding coverage: subsidized private health insurance available in all 50 states, and an optional Medicaid expansion that has been accepted by 31 states and the District of Columbia. A report by the consulting firms Avalere Health and McKinsey& Company concluded that the changes under considerat
2/26/17 - Researchers' Work from University of California Focuses on Heart Bypass Surgery (Preoperative Three-Dimensional Strain Imaging Identifies Reduction...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Heart Disease Weekly Investigators discuss new findings in Surgery- Heart Bypass Surgery. According to news reporting out of Los Angeles, California, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Echocardiography-based speckle-tracking strain imaging is an emerging modality to assess left ventricular function.
2/26/17 - Sidra gets HIMSS certification [Peninsula, The (Qatar)]
It is the first outpatient based clinic in Qatar to achieve the HIMSS Analytics EMRAMSM 6 certification. The accreditation was achieved for using electronic medical records and other supporting technologies to enhance the quality of care provided to patients and families at the Sidra Outpatient Clinic, It said in a press statement yesterday.
2/26/17 - Some cancer drugs do little more than frustrate patients
McCarthy said she's frustrated that the Food and Drug Administration is approving cancer drugs without proof that they cure patients or help them live longer. Pushed by patient advocates who want earlier access to medications, the- FDA has approved a flurry of oncology drugs in recent years, giving some people with cancer a renewed sense of hope an
2/26/17 - Talking about the future of Obamacare [Carroll County Times, Westminster, Md.]
Feb. 26 The Affordable Care Act, the Obama-era health care law, is about as popular in February 2017 as it was two months after its passage, which is to say only mildly: According to Kaiser Family Foundation polling, public support peaked at 50 percent in July 2010, and stands at 48 percent at present. The law's troubled reputation in the interve
2/26/17 - The American College of Cardiology, Haymarket Medical Education, and myCME Drive Change in Clinician Prescribing Behavior for Treatment of Chronic...
The American College of Cardiology, Haymarket Medical Education, and myCME Drive Change in Clinician Prescribing Behavior for Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Heart Disease Weekly To address the 75 percent of chronic heart failure patients who do not receive optimal doses of guideline-recommended drugs,
2/26/17 - The Bakersfield Californian, Robert Price column [The Bakersfield Californian]
Feb. 26 The other day I offered Kevin McCarthy a deal he just couldn't pass up: a sponsored town hall discussion of Republicans' plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. If by "that process" he means subjecting himself to the same sort of rowdy crowds that have roiled town halls across the country over the past two weeks, prompting se
2/26/17 - The heavier the person, the lower the chance of getting hospice care or dying at home
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health& Science ANN ARBOR, MI- The heavier someone is, the less likely they are to have what many people might call a "good death", with hospice care and a chance to die at home, a new study finds. A new study done at the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and
2/26/17 - Words from the web
A new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that 8 in 10 say lawmakers should preserve federal funding that has allowed states to add health insurance coverage for some 11 million low-income people. President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress want to repeal Obamacare, which expanded the program. Overall, do you think Obamacare shoul
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