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A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that a combination of tumor mutation burden and expression of the programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) can predict patient response to nivolumab in non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
At the 8th Annual Oncology Market Access & Pricing USA 2017 meeting hosted by eyeforpharma, Sriram Shankar, senior consultant, INC Strategy Consulting, shared his thoughts on the implications of value frameworks for payer strategy.
Nearly 12 years after Hurricane Katrina caused devastating damage and flooding in New Orleans, the city has still not completely recovered, although there is now a stronger infrastructure for primary care, according to Michael Griffin, president and CEO of Daughters of Charity Services.
The move to quality ratings will put more pressure on hospitals to find ways to improve the standard of care while cutting costs.
In response to trepidation from clinicians, CMS has announced a proposal to alter the rules of the Quality Payment Program established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The changes will exempt thousands of physicians from quality reporting requirements and allow small practices to form “virtual groups” with one another.
Liraglutide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist sold as Victoza, becomes the second diabetes therapy to receive the cardiovascular indication.
When undergoing therapy for cancer, patients must be aware of the risks of adverse interactions between the therapy and any other drugs or herbal supplements they take, a new study cautions.
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