June 9, 2014
Medicare beneficiaries and patient advocates breathed a collective sigh of relief last month when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final Part D rule – which targeted program abuse instead of implementing cost-cutting restrictions on medication access.
June 5, 2014
The value of innovative cancer treatments – both in dollars and cents and in human life – takes center stage this month with two complementary efforts to encourage pro-patient policy.
May 29, 2014
What’s in a name? A lot, as the Food and Drug Administration and World Health Organization are discovering.
May 27, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration may require less clinical data to approve biosimilars (imitations of powerful biological medications).
May 20, 2014
Americans covered by a health insurance exchange plan may be paying out for prescription medications in a big way, a new study finds.
May 8, 2014
Patients with rare diseases still struggle to access the medicine they need, despite growing disease awareness and passage of the Affordable Care Act.
May 7, 2014
Health gained, not pounds lost should be the focus of conversations on obesity, says a new health initiative called My Healthy™.
May 5, 2014
Last week was World Immunization Week, an apt time for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to question a controversial proposal from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to reduce children’s pneumococcal vaccine schedule.
May 1, 2014
Co-insurance can be much more expensive than co-payments, and step therapy can turn your prescription medication regimen upside down.
April 30, 2014
Determining how an exchange-sold insurance plan covers your prescription medications may be harder than you’d expect, a new study reveals.