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The top story of the week was Aetna's purchase of Humana, which signals a growth in government managed care. In addition, the 340B drug discount program came under fire after a report from the Government Accountability Office.
By an overwhelming majority, the House of Representatives approved the 21st Century Cures Act, which stands advance big data and precision medicine and strengthen the National Institutes of Health and FDA.
A study published in the journal AIDS and Behaviour found community-based HIV prevention programs resulted in $6.5 billion in savings to Ontario's healthcare system.
There is an important mismatch existing between the types of treatments proposed by patients and clinicians and those being researched.
The rule for restaurants and other food retailers is delayed until December 2016 to allow more discussions on how it will apply in many specific situations. Food labeling with calorie counts is mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
President Barack Obama has nominated Andy Slavitt to become the new administrator of CMS.
As information technology is becoming ever more prevalent in patient care, researchers analyzed the role these technologies play in patient care in an emergency department setting in a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.
A study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons evaluated whether the reducing resident duty hours improved surgical outcomes of patients.