Trump declares opioid epidemic a public health emergency
Oct 26, 2017 | Susan Morse
Announcement falls short of national emergency status which would have triggered release of federal funds.
Biosimilars can cut health spending
Oct 23, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
Biologics are the fastest-growing segment of prescription drug spending, RAND Corp. says.
Rurals want CMS to pull proposal over drug payments
Oct 20, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
Rule would cut Medicare Part B drug payments to hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program.
Anthem starts its own PMB
Oct 20, 2017 | Susan Morse
Anthem, CVS Health sign 5-year deal for new pharmacy benefits manager, IngenioRx, dealing a blow to Express Scripts.
Oct 17, 2017 | Bernie Monegain
EHR maker and pharmacy, which already work together on patient care, will share data and direct patients to lower-priced…
Oct 17, 2017 | Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
Total costs of Kymriah and 21 similar drugs in development - CAR T-cell therapies - will reach $1 million or more per…
building new hospital
Oct 16, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
The new facility will compete with nearby CHI Health St. Francis, which is part of Catholic Health Initiatives.
HIPAA breach
Oct 16, 2017 | Susan Morse
New York City insurer joins Aetna and CVS CareMark in suffering HIPAA breach based on these types of envelopes.
Oct 16, 2017 | Change Healthcare
Pharmacists have become a critical part of healthcare delivery.
Doctors need nudging to change prescribing habits
Oct 11, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
Researchers say interventions collectively prevented one inappropriate prescription for every eight patients seen.