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The Million Hearts initiative, which aims to prevent a million cardiovascular events in a 5-year period, will focus on utilizing its partnerships with health systems and employers as it embarks upon its second phase, according to Janet Wright, MD, FACC, the program’s executive director.
Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil, comes to the quality measurement organization as Congress weighs whether to continue a relationship with HHS to develop measures used in federal health programs.
Over the last 4 decades, the incidence of thyroid cancer has risen by an average 3.6% per year, according to a recent analysis of cancer registry data. Researchers believe this reflects a true increase in the cancer’s occurrence that cannot be explained by overdiagnosis.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has released a statement raising serious concerns about right to try, while strongly supporting the FDA’s expanded access program.
Patients with chorea associated with Huntington’s disease have the first new treatment in nearly a decade. The FDA has approved Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd’s Austedo (deutetrabenazine) for the treatment of chorea, which affects nearly 90% of patients with Huntington's.
Several polls released this week show that Americans’ opinions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are steadily becoming more positive, as approval of the law has topped 50% for the first time amidst unsuccessful efforts to repeal and replace it.
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