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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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The Yin and Yang of the Court Decision on HCR

by Tom Norton If you’re like me, you probably bounded out of bed on Thursday morning, took in all the news you could find about the Supreme Court and healthcare reform…and then you waited.  You waited patiently for the biggest legal call in American healthcare history.  And then, there it was. What did we learn?  […]
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Supreme Court Considers the Affordable Care Act

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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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HCR and the Supreme Court: Three Important Days in March

The Supreme Court will open up deliberations on the constitutionality of three important parts of healthcare reform (HCR) this month. by Tom Norton After nearly two years of legal wrangling, on November 14, 2011 the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) determined that as a result of contradictory US Appellate Courts findings on the Patient Protection and Affordable […]
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