Tag Archives: Health care

Mass Gift Ban Repeal Efforts Fizzle

An effort in the Massachusetts legislature to repeal the state’s ban on many gifts to healthcare providers has failed. The year-old ban is considered one of the most restrictive in the country, banning restaurant meals, various gifts and requiring reporting on transfers of value above $50. “This repeal effort was started by legislators concerned that […]
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Study: Future of Personalized Medicine

An increased focus on targeted medicine has become a staple for all facets of healthcare, from drug developers to consumers to pharma companies. Gerson Lehrman and Bloomberg jointly commissioned a survey that gauged the reactions and predictions of this trend from 52 leading US physicians. The survey covered a number of topics to assess which […]
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Elmendorf Refuses to Go Quietly Into the Night of HCR

Guest Blog by Tom Norton of NHD Smart Communications. You can reach him at tnorton@nhdcomm.com. Amidst all the gurgling of oil last week(bad! bad! bad!), a competing thunderstorm of words erupted as Doug Elmendorf, Director of CBO, had the temerity to revisit the real costs of the new HCR law. Addressing something that, for whatever […]
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BIO Convention: Potemkin Pavilions and the Power of NICE

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Last week’s annual meeting of BIO in Chicago once again proved illustrative in showcasing the high profile that governments now plays as the biotech sector’s chief advocate. While private venture capitalists confined themselves to the margins of the meeting, the Convention hall was bursting at the seams with host […]
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Huckabee and Johnston Expound on Reform

Image via Wikipedia Data analytics firm SAS, last week, played host to a bevy of pharma executives at the company’s Health Care & Life Sciences Executive Conference. The highlight, however, was a duel keynote speech from former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and his sparring partner, former Massachusetts director of health and human services Philip Johnston. […]
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