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The Impact of Sickle Cell Disease Severity on HRQOL and Economic Outcomes

April 1st 2021, 12:40pm

Article

Disease severity was strongly associated with health-related quality of life, moderately associated with use of disability insurance, and weakly associated with household income for patients with sickle cell disease.

Infection Risk May Increase With Fingolimod Use in Patients With MS

April 1st 2021, 11:00am

Article

Among patients with multiple sclerosis, there is a 16% greater risk of infection, including for lower respiratory and herpes virus infections, after administration of fingolimod.

Telehealth, Urgent Care Showed Largest Growth From 2018 to 2019, Among Care Venues Studied

March 31st 2021, 12:00pm

Article

FH Healthcare Indicators reveal trends and patterns in the places where patients receive health care.

UK Study Finds Off-Label Prescribing of COPD Therapies Is Low

March 30th 2021, 3:06pm

Article

Two therapeutic regimens used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are rarely being prescribed to patients without a COPD diagnosis, investigators concluded.

Evaluating Efficacy of Initial Combination Therapy on Pulmonary Vascular Resistance

March 27th 2021, 6:00pm

Article

An ongoing multicenter study in Japan will evaluate reductions in pulmonary vascular resistance 8 months after initiating the combination therapy in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Senate Bill Seeks to Limit Use of Step Therapy in Employer Health Plans

March 27th 2021, 10:45am

Article

The bipartisan bill spells out 5 step therapy exemptions for patients by amending the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

Physician-Rating Websites vs Internal Patient Satisfaction Scores at a Large Cancer Center

March 26th 2021, 1:00pm

Article

The study was originally undertaken to convince MD Anderson’s providers that publishing survey results online would help their reputations.

Better Record “Integration” Would Boost Links Between Oncologists, Primary Care

March 21st 2021, 6:00pm

Article

A panel at the NCCN Virtual Annual Meeting finds that while primary care physicians and oncologists can share information, records may not be well integrated and in easy-to-use formats.

Looking at Long-term Results, New Opportunities With CAR T-Cell Therapies

March 20th 2021, 6:46pm

Article

Penn Medicine's Stephen Schuster, MD, offers an overview of an eventful year in CAR T-cell therapy at the NCCN Virtual Annual Meeting.

White, Brown Bagging of Therapies Creates Extra Steps for Oncology Practices

March 18th 2021, 10:30pm

Article

Pharmacists from the Cleveland Clinic discuss the impact of payer dispensing requirements, known as white bagging and brown bagging, on oncology practices and on patients.