Tag Archives: Medicare

435 New Medicines in Development for “Older Americans”

By Melanie Sena. According to a new report by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are developing 435 new medicines to target 15 leading chronic conditions affecting the Medicare population. These medicines in development include: 110 for diabetes, 62 for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, 67 for Alzheimer’s disease, 61 […]
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Physicians Won’t Change Their Practices Without Worthwhile Incentives

By Mark Wagar. (This blog first appeared on Managed Healthcare Executive.) There is more collaboration than ever between payers and providers in the drive to provide high-quality, cost-effective care to diverse populations across the United States. According to a January 2014 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) report, the accountable care organization (ACO) model is […]
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The US Biotech Drug Pricing Challenge

by Tom Norton In the midst of the hue and cry last week over the public release of individual Medicare payments to physicians, I was surprised to read that one of Medicare’s most costly medical services is — ophthalmology.  According to the New York Times: “One of the most heavily reimbursed procedures — costing a […]
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FDA Guidances, OIG Investigations to Shape Drug Marketing, Research

Marketers may see further advice from the Food and Drug Administration in the coming year that clarifies how they can use social media. Priority topics:  presenting risk and benefit information in limited space; correcting independent/third party misinformation about a drug or medical device; and appropriate use of links, according to the agenda for the Center […]
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Budget Options Will Reshape Healthcare

While the struggle continues in 2014 to provide effective and affordable coverage, administration and Congressional leaders will weigh a host of spending options important to coverage and delivery. Federal outlays for healthcare and health-related federal tax benefits exceed $1 trillion a year, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). These and related spending on discretionary […]
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