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1792 Articles Matching "lower"

Why Oscar Health wants a piece
 of the Medicare Advantage pie

Aug 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Many health insurers are investing in privatized Medicare as well as the provider organizations that can improve the quality and lower the cost of seniors' care as the pool of eligible beneficiaries...
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Many people take drugs that interfere with their blood pressure pills

Aug 18, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - People who take pills to lower their blood pressure often take other drugs that reduce the pills' effectiveness, a recent study suggests....
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Maesa appoints new VP of sales

Aug 18, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Kattie Roh was named the new vice president of sales for mass, drug and beauty retailers at Maesa. She will be leading the team across such brands as Flower Beauty, Col-Lab and Kristin Ess Hair. Read More...
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Feds propose lowering opioid production quotas by 10% in 2019

Aug 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Justice Department and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration proposed to reduce manufacturing quotas for the six most frequently abused opioids by 10% in 2019 amid the historic...
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FDA approves Teva's generic of Mylan's EpiPen

Aug 17, 2018 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's generic version of Mylan NV's life-saving allergy injection, EpiPen, at a time when regulators are looking to lower healthcare costs....
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Statins Associated With Improvement Of Rare Lung Disease

Aug 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
FINDINGS In the first study of its kind, researchers have found that cholesterol-lowering statins may improve the conditions of people with a rare lung disease called autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. The research also suggested that two new tests could help diagnose the condition. BACKGR......
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Express Scripts staking out million dollar gene therapies

Aug 16, 2018 , Reuters
Express Scripts Holding Co built a multi-billion enterprise pressuring drug companies to lower their prices for U.S. patients. Now it is quietly building a side business: getting paid to help drug companies dispense a new generation of high-priced drugs....
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Express Scripts staking out million-dollar gene therapies

Aug 16, 2018 , Reuters
Express Scripts Holding Co built a multi-billion enterprise pressuring drug companies to lower their prices for U.S. patients. Now it is quietly building a side business: getting paid to help drug companies dispense a new generation of high-priced drugs....
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Alphabet's $375M investment in Oscar Health will expand insurer into Medicare Advantage

Aug 16, 2018 susan.morse@himssmedia.com (Susan Morse), Mobile Health News
Oscar says it uses technology to lower cost: More than 60 percent of member interactions with health systems are...
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Study: Patients Do Better When Physicians Follow Computerized Alerts

Aug 16, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
When physicians follow computer alerts embedded in electronic health records, their hospitalized patients experience fewer complications and lower costs, leave the hospital sooner and are less likely to be readmitted, according to a study of inpatient care. The research examined alerts that popped ......
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Zocdoc proposes controversial pricing changes, Facebook vets addiction ads, and other digital health briefs

Aug 15, 2018 jonah.comstock@himssmedia.com (MobiHealthNews), Mobile Health News
Bankrupting docs? Patient booking platform Zocdoc is putting providers in a sticky situation, CNBC reports. The platform, which lets patients book and cancel appointments, is changing its business model. Now instead of charging providers a flat annual rate per doctor, it proposes to charge a lower annual rate as well as a booking fee for each new...
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How much exercise you really need

Aug 15, 2018 , CNN Health
The benefits of exercise are widely known: it helps you live longer and lowers risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. A new study published Wednesday in The Lancet Psychiatry journal suggests that when done in moderation, it leads to better mental health as well....
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Google, Amazon, others join interoperability push

Aug 15, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Salesforce came together to push more comprehensive health data exchange, which they said will improve outcomes and lower...
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Express Scripts staking out million dollar gene therapies

Aug 15, 2018 , Reuters
Express Scripts Holding Co built a multi-billion enterprise pressuring drug companies to lower their prices for U.S. patients. Now it is quietly building a side business: getting paid to help drug companies dispense a new generation of high-priced drugs....
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Google, Amazon, others join in call for greater interoperability

Aug 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Salesforce came together to push more comprehensive health data exchange, which they said will improve outcomes and lower...
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Do providers have the data chops to succeed with direct contracts?

Aug 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Healthcare consultants question whether health systems have the data analytics skills necessary to lower the cost of care and improve outcomes through direct contracts with large...
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Manager support of employees with depression may reduce absenteeism

Aug 11, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - In a working environment where managers feel comfortable offering help and support rather than avoiding employees with depression, absenteeism is lower and presenteeism is higher, according to a study covering 15 countries....
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Osteoporosis drugs tied to lower fracture risk and health costs

Aug 11, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Older women with osteoporosis who consistently take medications for the condition may have a lower risk of fractures and lower total health costs than their counterparts who stop taking these drugs, a U.S. study suggests....
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Tight Underwear Is Linked To Lower Sperm Quality, And A New Study Hints At Why

Aug 10, 2018 , Forbes
Tight underwear may actually affect a man's sperm...
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Parents' spirituality or religion tied to lower suicide risk in kids

Aug 10, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Kids are less likely to think about suicide or attempt to kill themselves if religion or spirituality is important to their parents, a small study suggests....
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