Posts by vihalleh

The Healthcare Round-Up: May 11-18

Posted on Friday, May 18, 2012

Boom time for HCV testing: US health officials released proposed guidelines Friday recommending that all baby boomers should be tested at least once for the hepatitis C virus, which is transmitted through...

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The Healthcare Round-Up: May 5 – May 12

Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pharmaceutical Lemonade: Revitalizing “failed” pharmaceuticals isn’t new. Successful medicines like Evista, AZT, Viagra, and thalidomide have all been repurposed. But with pharmaceutical R&D departments...

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The Healthcare Round-Up: 4/28 – 5/5

Posted on Saturday, May 5, 2012

Here’s to price transparency: Transparency of procedure and physician costs remains an important initiative as the healthcare industry works to rein in healthcare spending and control the wide price...

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The Healthcare Round-Up: 4/20 -4/27

Posted on Friday, April 27, 2012

Last year, Sanofi bought the biotech company Genzyme in a $20.1 billion deal that also included earn-outs tied to the biotech’s promising, albeit risky, multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada. This week at the 2012...

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The Healthcare Round-Up: 4/14 – 4/21

Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2012

The next big data visualization graphic: This week Express Scripts published its annual drug report. The big news: the cost of nonadherence. Indeed, $317 billion of the $408 billion in pharmacy-related waste...

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The Healthcare Round-Up: 4/6 – 4/14

Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2012

First ACO’s under Medicare’s Shared Savings Program:  In addition to TEDMED, which this week gathered healthcare luminaries to discuss all things innovative, ACO was the other au courant acronym...

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The Healthcare Round-Up: 3/28 – 4/4

Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2012

Reducing unnecessary care: On Wednesday April 4, nine physician societies, together with the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports, released a list of 45 procedures or tests (5 per specialty) that are overused...

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The Healthcare Round-Up: 3/21 -3/28

Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

All eyes are on Capitol Hill this week as the Supremes hear oral arguments in one of the most important –and politicized—cases in decades: the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the signature piece...

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The Healthcare Round-Up: 3/14 – 3/21

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012

Put a spring in your step and read Real Endpoints’s weekly round-up of reimbursement related news. Overseeing Cancer Drug Regimens: Here’s a scary find.  On March 16 researchers from Medco Research...

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The Healthcare Round-Up: 3/7 – 3/13

Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Legality of Co-pay cards: It’s no secret co-pay cards are a contentious issue; now, they’ve been taken to the courts. Last week, the consumer advocacy group, Community Catalyst, filed suit against 8 drug...

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