Gilead Faces Patent Challenge in France Over Sofosbuvir
The organization challenging Gilead is Médecins du Monde (MdM), an NGO that provides healthcare for vulnerable people around the world.
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Joins OncLive Strategic Alliance Partnership Program
OncLive today welcomes Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey as a partner in promoting awareness of the most recent advances in cancer care through OncLive's Strategic Alliance Partnership program
80% of Enrollees Could Have Premiums Less Than $100
Almost 6.5 million individuals using the federally facilitated Marketplace qualify for an average of $268 per person per month in advanced premium tax credits, according to a new report from HHS.
Genetic Variation Could Prompt Hearing Loss in Young Cancer Patients on Cisplatin
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have discovered inherited genetic variations associated with rapid hearing loss in young cancer patients treated with the drug cisplatin, as published in Nature Genetics.
Takeda's Ixazomib Improves PFS in Multiple Myeloma, Interim Analysis Finds
Interim analysis during a phase 3 study of Ixazomib in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma found that the drug improved the primary endpoint of progression-free survival.
Study Reveals Higher Cost Emergency Care Yields Better Outcomes
Despite studies suggesting higher spending levels do not necessarily produce better health outcomes, a new paper to be published in the Journal of Political Economy found the opposite to be true with regard to emergency care.
New Drug Combination Promises SVR 6 in hepatitis C
Achillon's NS5A inhibitor is being evaluated with Gilead's Sovaldi in treatment-naive hepatitis C patients.
Emory University, WellStar Discuss Creating New Health System
Emory University and WellStar Health System are engaged in formal discussions to create a new, unified health system to provide care throughout metro Atlanta, Georgia, and beyond.
Only Some Chronic Diseases Benefit from Disease Management Program
A disease management program at the University of Minnesota revealed only some targeted chronic diseases benefitted from the program while others were unaffected.
Republicans Face Conundrum With Health Law Case
With a significant increase in their numbers on Capitol Hill, Republicans theoretically have more power to undo President Obama’s healthcare overhaul, but they also have more responsibility for the results.
Velcade Approved for Mantle Cell Lymphoma in Europe
The drug has been approved for treatment-naive patients who are ineligible for transplant.
ACA Enrollment Enters Its Last Week With Nearly 10 Million Enrolled
Sunday marked the beginning of the last week of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, and at last count, 9.9 million individuals had signed up for Marketplace covered, according to numbers from HHS.
Expanding Medicaid Could Save Idaho Hundreds of Millions of Dollars
A governor-appointed panel said expanding Medicaid via an alternative funding plan they developed would save Idaho $173 million over the next 10 years.
Implementation of Managed Care in New Hampshire's Medicaid Program
In December 2013, New Hampshire began the statewide transition to risk-based managed care in its Medicaid program. A report from the Urban Institute found that initial implementation of managed care went relatively smoothly.
High-Cost Blood Cancer Drugs Deliver High Value
Amid the growing debate about the high price of powerful new drugs in the United States, a recent analysis suggests that breakthrough therapies for blood cancers may, in many cases and with some important caveats, provide reasonable value for money spent.
Another Defeat for Medicaid Expansion
Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act was dealt 2 swift blows in Republican-led states this week, first in Tennessee and again just a day later in Wyoming.
Pilot ACOs Miss Opportunities to Curb Cardiovascular Spending
In a study of 10 large health systems, Dartmouth investigators found that implementation of pilot accountable care organizations did not limit spending on discretionary or non-discretionary cardiovascular treatment for patients.
The Mental Health Parity Proposed Rule For Medicaid Managed Care
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 is viewed as a landmark step in improving patients’ access to mental health services. But the rollout has been slow.
Managed Care Minute: February 7, 2015
A one-minute look back at the week of February 2, 2015, in managed care, including another top resignation from a federal agency and budget proposals affecting Medicare and Medicaid.
Privacy Concerns Biggest Challenge for mHealth Adoption
With Anthem’s security breach potentially compromising the personal information of current and former members, a timely report from the Economist Intelligence Unit revealed that privacy remains the top concern of implementing mobile health technology.
National Association Calls for Improvements to Medicare ACO Program
The National Association of Accountable Care Organizations has teamed up with physicians, hospitals, medical associations, and almost all Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organizations in the country to pen a 36-page letter to CMS.
FDA Approval for 3D Breast Imaging System Developed by an Academic Startup
The 3D breast imaging system, developed at the University of Rochester, is currently approved for diagnosing cancer in women who have signs or symptoms of the disease, or who have abnormal findings after a standard screening mammogram.
CMS Adds Medicare Coverage for LDCT Screening for Lung Cancer in Certain Patients
Following an announcement that Medicare would cover preventive low dose computes tomography for lung cancer screening, CMS released a final national coverage determination today that includes details on eligibility criteria.
2010 Security Breach Cost Anthem $1.7 Million
Anthem has a history of big security breaches. In 2010 an attack that disclosed information of more than 600,000 people cost the company $1.7 million in fines from HHS.
Rare Disease Communications Launches New Print Publication
Nation's premier Internet resource for clinicians, advocates and patients unveils Rare Disease Report, a new print publication, during World Symposium in Orlando, expanding RDC's influence and reach