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December 12, 2017
A systematic review of biologics used in to treat palmoplantar psoriasis and palmoplantar pustulosis, 2 diseases that affect the palms and the soles of feet,  found several available biologics are at least 80% effective in 1 form of the disease, but that there is less data on how well these drugs work on other forms of the disease.
December 12, 2017
Commonwealth Fund researchers said Medicare Advantage plans will need enhanced incentives to make sure that high-quality care is provided at lower cost, as the number of beneficiaries in these plans is expected to climb by 2027.
December 12, 2017
Would you rather have $60 today or $75 next month? Using similar questions, researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and 23andMe Inc. found a genetic signature for delay discounting that overlaps with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), smoking, and weight.
December 12, 2017
Welltok, the consumer health enterprise company, compiled data to help employers, health plans, and other population health managers identify consumers with a higher risk of contracting the flu.
December 12, 2017
FDA is considering a faster approval process for medical devices; the American Clinical Laboratory Association is suing the federal government over a new reimbursement system; there are 2 Obamacare special enrollment periods that a greater-than-usual number of people could be eligible for.
December 11, 2017
A report from the Urban Institute traces CMS' evolving approach to compensating primary care physicians to treat those with multiple chronic conditions.
December 11, 2017
Findings from 3 analyses published in CANCER highlight racial disparities in the survival of patients with ovarian, colon, and breast cancer from 2001-2003 and 2004-2009.
December 11, 2017
The cost of insulin has been a major policy issue in recent years. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, said the approval of a new choice in insulin was a sign of his commitment to giving patients lower-cost options.
December 11, 2017
A Kaiser Family Foundation web briefing navigated the HIV/AIDS funding landscape, taking a look at trends over time, the latest data, and what we might expect in the future.
December 11, 2017
Health officials are warning of an unusually harsh flu season; Ascension and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks about a possible merger; and heavy traffic is expected as the final week of ACA sign-ups begins.
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