Monthly Archives: April 2013

Will Congress Provide Sequester "Flexibility" for User Fees?

Just about every federal program and affected interest group is pressing for relief from the 8% across-the-board cuts in funding imposed by the budget sequestration mandate. Recent fast action on Capitol Hill to curb personnel furloughs of air traffic controllers by the Federal Aviation Administration, though, has spurred lobbying for similar treatment across many fronts.
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PCORI Launches Clinical Research Network to Support Trials, Outcomes Research

The new National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) aims to provide patients and clinicians with useful information on treatment options and outcomes. By encouraging more comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER),  the program also has potential to support development of new drugs and devices, explained PCORI executive director Joe […]
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A Global Consensus: Oncologists Spooked By Health Reforms

In a recent survey by Ipsos Healthcare, oncologists from the US, China, Brazil, and the EU Big 5, expressed strong dissatisfaction with the direction and pace of local healthcare initiatives. Conducted in February of this year, the survey indicates that a substantial portion of its 257 respondents—an average of 40% across these markets – are […]
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Congress 'Tip Toes' Around Obamacare

by Tom Norton Of the many issues involved with the actual implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, aka, “Obamacare”, few are more intriguing to me than those that personally impact Members of Congress (MOCs).  Here’s a good example of what I’m talking about — Today, on Capitol Hill, MOCs, along with thousands of their […]
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Measles Outbreak in UK: Why We Need to Maintain a Balance of Communication Power

The current UK measles outbreak reminds us that, as far as healthcare communication is concerned, the voice of the people is not necessarily the voice of God, writes Reflector. The localized outbreak of measles in the UK is alarming in more ways than one. There can only be sympathy for the victims of this sudden […]
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