Gilead’s New Hepatitis C Drug Will Cost More
Despite the current high cost of Gilead Science’s hepatitis C drug, the next generation version will be even more expensive. However, the company also struck deals with generic drugmakers to bring the drug to developing countries.
To Treat or Not to Treat: The Overdiagnosis Debate
Rapid advances in detection technology, coupled with an increased awareness about screening, have ignited a debate on overdiagnosis and overtreatment of precancerous lesions. Should physicians use their discretion and implement a "wait-and-watch" approach?
PCORI Announces Pilot Projects Program Awards Recipients
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has announced the approval of 50 research funding awards, totaling $30 million over two years, through its Pilot Projects Program, which will address a broad range of questions about methods for engaging patients in the health research and dissemination process.
CMS's Open Payments Database on Schedule for Launch
Despite reported glitches, CMS plans to launch the database that will provide information on payments for research, gifts, meals, or speaker fees received by providers and teaching hospitals from the pharmaceutical industry.
GNS Healthcare Appoints AJPB Editor Jan Berger, MD, to Board
GNS Healthcare, a leading provider of big data analytics in health care, today announced the appointment of Jan Berger, MD, MJ, to its board of directors. Berger, who served CVS Caremark as chief clinical officer for nearly 10 years, is an internationally recognized expert in medication adherence and value-based health care. She is currently president and CEO of Health Intelligence Partners, a consultancy providing business strategies and solutions to clients across the care continuum.
NanoString Announces New PanCancer Immune Panel
The panel, developed in collaboration with immunooncology scientists around the world, including at INSERM, will help researchers create a profile of the human immune response in all cancer types.
Addressing Health Technology Barriers for Baby Boomers
Although baby boomers are expected to place a large burden on healthcare resources, consumer health technologies could help stem increasing needs and costs, according to a new study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research
ONC Revises 2014 EHR Certification
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released a final rule for electronic health record certification that offers more flexibility for health information technology developers, providers, and consumers.
Watchful Waiting in Prostate Cancer: Role of Ethnicity
The retrospective study, conducted at the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, found that watchful waiting among black men with early stage prostate cancer who had undergone surgery, resulted in a more aggressive disease.