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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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Saving Greece's Healthcare System: A Harbinger for Europe?

A just-published report from the European taskforce trying to help Greece crawl out of its crisis makes clear just how significant a role health reform is supposed to play in restoring health to the economy. It is, in a very acute form, a harbinger of what is around the corner for the other countries of […]
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Drug Reimbursement and the "New Medicaid"

by Tom Norton A lot has been written about the “state option” created by the Supreme Court ruling on HCR, and what it means to American medicine. Sorting out an opinion will, to a degree, depend on whom you read and what you believe. But regardless of where you come out on this issue, there […]
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Taxing Times for French Pharma

By Nathan Jessop. While French politics has taken a decisive shift to the left with the election of the country’s first socialist president for 17 years, it does not look like Francois Hollande will be changing or derailing any of the existing — and sometimes quite radical — healthcare reforms that the outgoing Nicolas Sarkozy had […]
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Patient Assistance Programs: Are They Still Relevant?

One of the key reputational assets of Big Pharma is the patient assistance program [PAP], which provides patented innovative medicines to needy patients for free or at a nominal charge – it’s the industry’s own branded version of the social safety net. But a shifting landscape of government fiscal pressures, economic decline and the erratic […]
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