Dr Fridsma Leaves ONC to Be President and CEO of AMIA
Doug Fridsma, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI, is leaving his position as the chief science officer for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to become the president and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Introducing: American Association for Physician Leadership
In response to the growing recognition that physician leadership is essential to the successful transformation of healthcare, the American College of Physician Executives is becoming the American Association for Physician Leadership.
Consumers Find ACA Insurance Plans Affordable
Although a majority of adults with health insurance purchased through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace said they find it easy to afford the care they need, the number of people still enrolled has dipped to 7.3 million, according to recent numbers.
Gilead's Zydelig Receives EU Nod for CLL and FL
The approval in CLL is supported primarily by data from a randomized, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial in combination with rituximab in 220 patients with relapsed CLL who were not able to tolerate standard chemotherapy. The approval in FL, is supported by data from a single-arm phase 2 study (Study 101-09) of Zydelig monotherapy in 125 iNHL patients refractory to rituximab and alkylating-agent-containing chemotherapy.
UK's NICE Wins Drug Price War With GSK
Although approved last September in the European Union, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence had refused to cover the drug at the company-dictated price, which resulted in patients paying out-of-pocket.
Novo's Long-Acting Insulin, Tresiba, Safe and Effective
Novo Nordisk's new long-acting insulin, Tresiba, has been shown to be effective and safe for long-term use in children and young adults with type 1 diabetes, according to new data from a late-stage trial presented on Tuesday.
Gilead's Simtuzumab Fails in Phase 2
The antibody, an inhibitor of the enzyme lysyl oxidase-like-2, combined with gemcitabine, did not have a significant effect on progression-free survival compared to the placebo with gemcitabine arm, in pancreatic cancer patients.
AMA Seeks EHR Upgrade
The American Medical Association has released a framework to improve usability of electronic health records so as to benefit the patients and providers.