Week In Review

This Week in Managed Care: May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019 – 
This week, the top managed care news included 44 states suing drug makers for price fixing; Gilead pledging to donate pre-exposure prophylaxis for up to 200,000 people for up to 11 years; Philadelphia soda tax reduced consumption of sugary drinks.
This Week in Managed Care: May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019 – 
This week, the top managed care news included HHS announcing a finalized rule requiring the disclosure of drug prices in television ads; a report finding high satisfaction with employer health coverage despite the cost; a study finding heart failure is surging among young adults.
This Week in Managed Care: May 3, 2019
May 03, 2019 – 
This week, the top managed care news included CMS Administrator Seema Verma calling for more disruption to the healthcare system; former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, reflecting on the agency’s record of innovation; liraglutide demonstrating promise for youth with type 2 diabetes.
This Week in Managed Care: April 26, 2019
April 26, 2019 – 
This week, the top managed care news included HHS announcing 5 new primary care payment models; a judge blocking a "gag rule" for Title X; CMS reopening the rule for chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy add-on payments.
This Week in Managed Care: April 19, 2019
April 19, 2019 – 
This week, the top managed care news included a study demonstrating that diabetes drug canagliflozin cuts the risk of renal failure and death; the FDA approving the first targeted therapy for metastatic bladder cancer; approximately half of all cancer deaths are attributable to modifiable risk factors.
This Week in Managed Care: April 12, 2019
April 12, 2019 – 
This week, the top managed care news included CDC clarifying its opioid guidelines for chronic pain; pharmacy benefit managers testifying before a Senate committee; Sanofi expanding its insulin savings program starting in June. 
This Week in Managed Care: April 5, 2019
April 05, 2019 – 
This week, the top managed care news included courts rejecting multiple health initiatives from the Trump administration; Congress heard more about rising insulin prices; a new agreement seeks standards for reporting social determinants of health.
This Week in Managed Care: March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019 – 
This week, the top managed care news included the Department of Justice siding with a federal judge in striking down the Affordable Care Act; FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, calling for stricter oversight of electronic health records; and a study finding that healthy eating in Medicare and Medicaid is cost effective.
This Week in Managed Care: March 22, 2019
March 22, 2019 – 
This week, the top managed care news included new primary prevention guidelines that could increase the use of some diabetes drugs; the FDA expanded criteria for which patients can take part in clinical trials; a summit on value-based insurance design showed the need for tough conversations with stakeholders.
This Week in Managed Care: March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019 – 
This week, the top managed care news included the 2020 budget plan proposing a mix of healthcare spending cuts and increases; the FDA approving the first immunotherapy regimen for breast cancer; and researchers uncovering how sodium glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors work.
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