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Medicare “Wasting Billions of Dollars”, Says Study

Waste to Taxpayers detected in Medicare Part D Plan, Poorer people are being prescribed more expensive branded drugs. Is that bad? According to a new investigation it is.  And it is costing the taxpayers a shovel-load of money.  And furthermore,  it’s unnecessary. The failure of the government to track doctors who prescribe cheaper generics for […]
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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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Feds Take a Pass on Co-Pay Offsets Under Obamacare

Feds Take a Pass on Co-Pay Offsets Under Obamacare The implosion of the Affordable Care Act’s vaunted healthcare.gov benefit enrollment process has obscured a far more critical issue for big Pharma:  how much leeway do companies have in promoting durable brand affiliations among the potentially millions of new patients with subsidized access to new  medicines? […]
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The Rx Industry, PBMs, and Obamacare

By Tom Norton A significant, though as yet not fully understood player in the launch of Obamacare is the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) industry.  This uncertainty, due in part to the current Obamacare IT chaos, has more than a few Rx leaders worrying about how the PBMs tied to insurers in the program will end […]
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EMRs and Registries in the Era of Healthcare Reform

By David Thompson and Daniel Levy Advances in health information technology and new federal financial incentives are fueling rapid growth in the use of electronic medical record (EMR) systems. The growth of EMRs presents a host of opportunities and challenges for the conduct of practice-based registry studies, reducing the burden of data entry but at […]
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