Yousuf Zafar, MD, will advise The Samfund on research and evaluation of data to enhance its ability to combat financial aftereffects of cancer treatment.
The update follows an earlier report from Express Scripts on the nation's crisis, which revealed that women are using more opioids than men.
Value-based price benchmarks can help payers determine whether a drug’s price aligns with its ability to help patients, which can then facilitate the innovation and uptake of new therapies, said Steve Pearson, MD, MSc, president of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER).
The FDA has approved Baxdela, a drug intended to treat adults with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections caused by susceptible bacteria. Baxdela is also effective in treating MRSA and against other gram-positive or gram-negative pathogens.
The review of 8 studies on gastrointestinal injury related to exercise found that distress set in after the 2-hour mark, which is significant because no one has ever completed the 26.2-mile marathon in that time.
Republican leaders in the Senate unveiled a long-awaited healthcare reform bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, that will roll back the Affordable Care Act’s taxes and Medicaid expansion, although at a slower timeline than included in the House of Representatives’ American Health Care Act, which was passed on May 4 by a vote of 217-213.
The study highlights the importance of Medicare's plan to launch the Diabetes Prevention Program in early 2018.
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