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Medicines Only Work if Patients Can Afford Them: Solutions For The High Drug Prices Era

Mar 19, 2019 , Forbes
New drug therapies help people live longer, better lives. But in a world of increasing health costs, prescribing life-saving medications for our patients isn’t enough. Physicians, health plans and pharmaceutical manufacturers have to ensure that patients can afford to take them, as...
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Exclusive: India's health ministry calls for blocking Juul's entry into country - document

Mar 16, 2019 , Reuters
India's health ministry has called for Juul Labs Inc's electronic cigarettes to be blocked from entering the country, a letter seen by Reuters showed, potentially dealing a blow to the U.S. company's plans to tap the South Asian market....
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Calif. Governor To Place Indefinite Moratorium On Death Penalty: It’s ‘Inconsistent With Our Bedrock Values’

Mar 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
“I do not believe that a civilized society can claim to be a leader in the world as long as its government continues to sanction the premeditated and discriminatory execution of its people,” Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to say. Newsom also cited cost and racial disparities as reasons for his...
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Insurance Giant UnitedHealthcare Will Require All New Employer-Sponsored Health Plans To Pass Drug Discounts To Consumers

Mar 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Pharmacy benefit managers typically negotiate rebates from pharmaceutical companies to help offset the high initial prices set for many drugs. But those discounts rarely flow directly to consumers. The rebate system has come under intense scrutiny as of late as lawmakers take aim at high drug prices and pharma companies point the blame elsewhere. Meanwhile, the Senate Finance Committee plans to call executives from five pharmacy benefit managers--the middlemen who operate within the rebate...
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House panel probes Anthem, UnitedHealth over short-term health plans

Mar 14, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce on Wednesday launched an investigation into 12 health insurers, including Anthem Inc and UnitedHealth Group, over their sale of short-term plans....
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Can a 'fertility diet' really help you conceive? In some cases, yes

Mar 14, 2019 , CNN Health
When it comes to diets, there are many varieties from which to choose: weight loss, plans to lower cholesterol and manage diabetes, and foods to fuel endurance athletes. Now, there's a diet that claims it can boost a woman's chances of having a baby....
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Aurora Cannabis chairman describes Nelson Peltz partnership, plans for consumer expansion

Mar 14, 2019 , CNBC Health
Aurora's executive chairman tells CNBC that the company's partnership with Nelson Peltz is one of many relationships it hopes to...
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U.S. proposes stricter curbs on e-cigarette sales

Mar 14, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday released formal plans to curb the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and slow a surge in teenage use of the popular nicotine devices....
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UnitedHealth gives drug discounts directly to consumers in move beyond Trump crackdown

Mar 13, 2019 , CNBC Health
UnitedHealth says all of its new employer-sponsored plans in 2020 will pass discounts paid to so-called pharmacy benefits managers to consumers at the drug...
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Marijuana stocks rally after New Jersey governor, lawmakers unveil plan for legal weed

Mar 13, 2019 , CNBC Health
Shares of major cannabis companies rallied Tuesday after New Jersey politicians outlined plans to legalize recreational marijuana...
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Care coordination platform Olio raises $2.5M in seed funding

Mar 13, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The company plans to use the new money for scaling its technology and expanding across the...
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Workplace mental health startup Unmind lands £3M

Mar 13, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The company plans to put the new money towards improving its mobile platform and increasing its library of...
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Trans People Head To Court To Challenge States Where Employer Plans Don’t Cover Their Care

Mar 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
More than two dozen states allow health insurance plans to exclude transgender-related health care from coverage even though the federal law prohibits the...
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Big Blue Cross Plans To Create National Health Insurer

Mar 13, 2019 , Forbes
Cambia Health Solutions and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina said they have formed “a strategic affiliation" that will consolidate management and operations of the two large Blue Cross health plans....
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Facebook reveals plans to pivot to privacy-focused platforms

Mar 09, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced plans to combine the company’s properties, including Instagram and WhatsApp, to deliver greater user security. Skeptics are, well,...
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‘I’m Going To Fight This’: ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek Announces He Has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

Mar 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The disease has a particularly high fatality rate, but Alex Trebek said that he "plans to beat the low survival-rate statistics." According to the American Cancer Society, for all stages of pancreatic cancer combined, the one-year relative survival rate is 20 percent, and the five-year rate is 7...
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Juul is pitching its e-cigarette as an anti-smoking tool to employers and insurers

Mar 08, 2019 , CNBC Health
Juul created a new enterprise markets team to strike deals with health plans, providers, self-insured employers, as well as public...
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Anthem Won’t Mimic UnitedHealth’s Doctor Buying Binge

Mar 08, 2019 , Forbes
Anthem's CEO said the health insurer has no plans to go on a medical care provider-buying spree like its chief rival UnitedHealth...
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U.S. FDA chief tough on e-cigarettes steps down abruptly

Mar 07, 2019 , Reuters
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on Tuesday that he plans to step down next month, a sudden resignation that calls into question how the agency will handle issues such as surging e-cigarette use among teens and efforts to increase competition in prescription drugs....
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Amsterdam-headquartered SkinVision & VR/AR startup Virti join NHS Innovation Accelerator and more news briefs

Mar 07, 2019 lpostelnicu@himss.org (Leontina Postelnicu), Mobile Health News
Also: Israeli company announces CE certification for two algorithms; minister unveils plans for a National Genomic Healthcare Strategy in the...
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