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Specialty Drug Spending After State-Mandated Out-of-Pocket Caps

August 06, 2020

Article

Despite concerns, legislation to cap out-of-pocket payments for specialty drugs has not been shown to shift costs to health plans, thereby increasing insurance premiums, according to a study published in New England Journal of Medicine.

Hinge Health Announces Expansion to Become the First Digital Musculoskeletal Clinic

August 05, 2020

Article

Hinge Health announced the expansion of its clinical and technical musculoskeletal (MSK) capabilities to cover the full continuum of MSK care. The move will provide the most complete back and joint health solution to employers and health plans.

Experts Highlight COVID-19 Vaccine Developments and Remaining Challenges

August 04, 2020

Article

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines that are leading the pack are utilizing a new vaccine technology that has never been approved for human use by the FDA. As a result, there are a lot of unknowns.

Disease Management Strategies Among Patients With MPNs

July 30, 2020

Article

Patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) have high disease burden, and management of their disease can vary widely to include watchful waiting, phlebotomy, or drug therapy.

The Race to Find a COVID-19 Vaccine

July 28, 2020

Article

The race for a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is one of the most urgent public health challenges, with multiple vaccine candidates entering phase 3 trials and case counts around the world steadily climbing. MJH Life Sciences™ will host a free webinar with the top minds in infectious disease, virology, and vaccinology to discuss the latest trial information on vaccines.

One in 5 Patients With MS Don't Adhere to Oral DMDs

July 24, 2020

Article

The researchers noted that these results can help inform therapeutic decision making and identify opportunities to address barriers to disease-modifying drug (DMD) adherence, which not only improves clinical outcomes but also reaps benefits when it comes to health care costs.

Geisinger Receives Top J.D. Power Ranking

July 14, 2020

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The study measures satisfaction among members of 149 health plans in 21 regions of the United States.

Review Calls For Clear Guidance to Ensure Patient Centricity in Orphan Drug Trials

July 12, 2020

Article

Researchers called for new guidance to address the underreporting of patient engagement in rare disease clinical trials after finding a dismal amount of patient-reported outcome measures listed in orphan drug labeling claims.

FDA Approves HIV Drug for Adults With Multidrug-Resistant Infection

July 07, 2020

Article

Patients with HIV who have been heavily treated but are failing their current regimen have few treatment options and are at risk of progressing to AIDS and death.