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Negotiations of drug prices are to be based on clinical outcomes; if the drug is not effective, the payer is not held accountable for the full price.
Dec 22, 2020 | Mallory Hackett
Negotiations of drug prices are to be based on clinical outcomes; if the drug is not effective, the payer is not held…
A meeting at a conference room table
Dec 22, 2020 | Susan Morse
The president wants Congress to amend the bill to increase stimulus funds for individuals from $600 to…
FedEx trucks move the Moderna vaccine from the McKesson distribution center in Mississippi. (Photo by Paul Sancya - Pool/Getty Images)
Dec 21, 2020 | Susan Morse
The American Medical Association is urging Twitter, TikTok, Google and other social media giants to combat…
  OCR Director Roger Severino (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty)
Dec 21, 2020 | Kat Jercich
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights outlined several…
A vaccine being administered
Dec 18, 2020 | Susan Morse
Today, pharmacies began administering Pfizer vaccine to residents and staff of long-term care facilities. 
Dec 17, 2020 | Susan Morse
Congress continues to debate a $900 billion relief bill that would include funds for vaccine distribution and testing…
Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, receives the first Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the U.S. on Dec. 14. (Photo courtesy Northwell Health.)
Dec 17, 2020 | Susan Morse
The FDA is recommending surveillance of Bell's palsy after four Moderna trial participants developed…
The letter’s recommendations surround relief, recovery, rebuilding and addressing ongoing challenges in equity, workforce and behavioral health.
Dec 15, 2020 | Mallory Hackett
The letter's recommendations surround relief, recovery, rebuilding and addressing ongoing…
Hospitals have filed a lawsuit over drug companies' refusal to give 340B discounts.
Dec 15, 2020 | Susan Morse
A growing number of drug companies have refused to provide discounts after an HHS decision to cut payments by 30%…
A telehealth consultation via laptop
Dec 15, 2020 | Kat Jercich
In lieu of permanent policy change, industry groups urged legislators to extend temporary telehealth flexibilities…

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