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US CMS ensures higher value and quality for Medicare health and drug plans

08-04-2014

The US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the 2015 rate announcement and final call…

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USA’s HHS establishes new network to perform clinical studies

USA’s HHS establishes new network to perform clinical studies

13-03-2014

The USA’s Department of Health and Human Services has established a network of five clinical research…

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US CMS withdraws contentious Medicare Part D proposals

11-03-2014

The US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has halted movement on several proposals in its…

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Severe diarrheal illness in children linked to antibiotics prescribed in US doctor’s offices; study

10-03-2014

The majority of pediatric Clostridium difficile infections, which are bacterial infections that cause…

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Medicare Part D Rx drug coverage saved $1.5 billion a year in first 4 years

Medicare Part D Rx drug coverage saved $1.5 billion a year in first 4 years

04-03-2014

A new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Illinois at…

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Record-breaking recoveries from US DoJ/HHS joint efforts to combat health care fraud

27-02-2014

US Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius have released…

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Co-payments and co-insurance fees for drugs rise 34% under USA’s Affordable Care Act

Co-payments and co-insurance fees for drugs rise 34% under USA’s Affordable Care Act

14-02-2014

An examination of new health plans from 46 states in the USA revealed that co-payments and co-insurance…

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US HHS strengthens patients’ right to access lab test reports

US HHS strengthens patients’ right to access lab test reports

05-02-2014

As part of an ongoing effort to empower patients to be informed partners with their health care providers,…

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US generics lobby group, GPhA, sets out 2014 priorities

US generics lobby group, GPhA, sets out 2014 priorities

04-02-2014

The US trade group the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) has identified its key priorities for…

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Record $122 million increase for Alzheimer's disease passed by US Congress

17-01-2014

An unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer's research, education, outreach and caregiver support…

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US national health spending growth remains low for 4th consecutive year

07-01-2014

Overall national health expenditures in the USA grew at an annual rate of 3.7% in 2012, marking the fourth…

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Canadian Rx atlas maps billions in pharma savings – for now

Canadian Rx atlas maps billions in pharma savings – for now

02-01-2014

Canadians are spending less on prescription drugs for the first time since World War II, according to…

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Cost of medicines covered by employee benefit plans in Canada “will be sustainable”

Cost of medicines covered by employee benefit plans in Canada “will be sustainable”

22-11-2013

One of the most rigorous and detailed forecasts ever conducted for the Canadian private drug plan market…

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Drugmakers “poised to cash in on Obamacare’s coverage expansion,” says GlobalData

Drugmakers “poised to cash in on Obamacare’s coverage expansion,” says GlobalData

22-11-2013

Despite the noteworthy criticism that the USA’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) is attracting, pharmaceutical…

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FTC highlights focus on health care markets competition before Judiciary subcommittee

17-11-2013

The USA’s Federal Trade Commission described its ongoing efforts to protect competition and consumers…

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New ACC and AHA guidelines could increase sales of statins

New ACC and AHA guidelines could increase sales of statins

13-11-2013

New clinical guidelines have been published for the treatment of cholesterol in people at high risk of…

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GA and PhRMA partner on pilot scheme to enhance patient engagement in three therapy areas

05-11-2013

The USA’s Genetic Alliance and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America have announced…

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FDA takes two important actions on drug shortages

FDA takes two important actions on drug shortages

01-11-2013

The US Food and Drug Administration revealed yesterday that it is taking two actions to further enhance…

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MSF warns of US/Indian tension over generic policy discussion

MSF warns of US/Indian tension over generic policy discussion

25-09-2013

Humanitarian group Médecins Sans Frontières has warned that India is facing political pressure from…

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US HHS replenishes nation's supply of anthrax antitoxin

20-09-2013

The USA’s supply of anthrax antitoxin will be maintained until 2018 under Project BioShield contracts…

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US NIH trials flu vaccines from Sanofi and Novartis

US NIH trials flu vaccines from Sanofi and Novartis

19-09-2013

The US National Institutes of Health has begun testing an H7N9 avian influenza vaccine candidate in humans.

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USA's CMS Office of the Actuary projects modest health spending growth

19-09-2013

Consistent with past years’ findings, a report yesterday (September 18) from the USA’s Centers for…

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GlaxoSmithKline, Community Care of North Carolina harness "small data" to improve patient care and reduce health care costs

18-09-2013

UK pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) and Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) today announced…

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Canada's Health Minister sets out plan to help reduce impact of drug shortages

16-09-2013

A national protocol for the public notification of drug shortages and a toolkit that identifies steps…

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