Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Obamacare's "Unacceptable" Rx Copays

by Tom Norton We are now approaching the six month point in the implementation of the new Obamacare program. It’s senseless to go into the good, bad and ugly of this new program. While much of the concept continues to be thrashed about in the political arena, in terms of actual medical results the truth […]
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The Sovaldi Case: Is American Biotech History About to Repeat Itself?

Recent Congressional investigations over the pricing scheme of Gilead’s much-heralded hepatitis C drug Sovaldi – and a decline in stocks across the biotech sector – rings a familiar bell, writes Tom Norton. Twenty years ago in May, US Senator Joe Lieberman carefully questioned biotech CEO Harry Penner of then Neurogen Corporation about why his company’s […]
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ACA Rollout Raises Ante for Patient Access and Assistance

By Michael Christel. Amid the looming March 31 deadline for remaining uninsured and underinsured Americans to purchase health insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act (6 million newly Medicaid-eligible individuals are expected to enroll), pharmaceutical manufacturers and other key players in this space are emphasizing the importance of enhancing access to medications for the now […]
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FDA Gets More Funding, IPAB Gets Less

After two years in budget limbo, Congress finally enacted federal spending legislation for fiscal year 2014 last week, just before the latest funding extension ran out. In this period of ever-tighter government outlays, the Food and Drug Administration did fairly well in gaining additional funds, along with user fee revenues that had been put on […]
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Single Payer Issue Will Rise Again

The future of healthcare centers on scale, population health and the value of care rather than the volume of care, according to thought leaders speaking at a leadership briefing in November in Akron, Ohio. But the political atmosphere also adds layers of complexity, they say. In order for health systems to thrive, they need to […]
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