July 29, 2022
The fifth annual Cardiovascular Health Policy Summit, held on June 9, welcomed policy
experts, patient advocates and health care providers to address patients’ pressing
needs and explore policy solutions that will improve the lives of Americans with
June 16, 2022
The Partnership to Advance Cardiovascular Health brought together patient advocates, health care providers and policy experts to discuss solutions to overcome the hurdles that keep cardiovascular patients from accessing the most appropriate care.
June 10, 2022
Medication access remains a hurdle for many patients, especially those prescribed cholesterol-lowering PCSK9 inhibitors.
May 31, 2022
Heart patients and advocates are taking a victory lap following news that CVS Caremark, one of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit managers, will once again cover a popular blood thinner.
May 11, 2022
Things are looking up for patients who have an uncommon heart condition. The Food and Drug Administration last month approved a novel medication to treat obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
April 7, 2022
By Gregory S. Pokrywka, MD - A few of my patients are kids. Others are over age 90. But nearly all are overweight or obese.
February 24, 2022
As an aging America faces rising rates of obesity and diabetes, people may also find themselves facing a dangerous cardiovascular disease.
January 20, 2022
Millions of people susceptible to blood clots started 2022 at higher risk of stroke. Why? Their health plan’s pharmacy benefit manager decided to stop covering their blood thinner.
December 16, 2021
The pandemic pushed the nation’s health care system to the brink. Hospitals even turned patients away during surges. It’s a terrible scenario. And it should be a wake-up call.
December 7, 2021
Almost a decade after obesity was formally classified a disease, coverage policies still disregard the impact of the complex chronic disease. But that could soon change.