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AMA seeks ban on direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs, medical devices

Physicians at the Interim Meeting of the American Medical Association today adopted a new policy aimed at driving solutions to make prescription drugs more affordable. At the same time, many physicians voiced concerns over a growing proliferation of ads driving demand for expensive treatments despite the clinical effectiveness of less costly alternatives.

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Research at UMass Medical School could unlock new approach to treatment of … – Worcester Telegram

Soon he participated in
clinical
studies and built up his pill repertoire with drugs that didn't always work, gave him diarrhea, and at one point caused pancreatitis. The pancreatitis resulted in his dropping to 120 pounds from nearly 200 … Next door

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The Role of Health Care in State-Building for Somalia – International Policy Digest

Someone comes into a hospital, someone comes into a
pharmacy
, and someone comes into a doctor. But beyond those touchpoints, the patients are on their own. There is no real continuity of care. … The most significant partners with MOH were the Faculty

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Treating cancer with precision medicine and genetic evaluations: Charis Eng … – cleveland

… of Medicine. Joanne Ngeow is head of the
Clinical
Cancer Genetics Service in the National Cancer Center Singapore and an adjunct staff in the Genomic Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic. J. Kevin Hicks is a pharmacogenomicist and director of

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Premiums for Medicare Part D plans on the rise

Premiums for many Medicare Part D prescription drug plans will increase at double-digit rates in 2016, according to The Fiscal Times.

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Blues of North Dakota worried about cost of specialty drugs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Prescription drugs account for 21 percent of North Dakota’s largest insurance provider’s health care spending. Following the national trend, 15 percent of that drug spending is experiencing a high inflation rate, increasing already high health care costs. “When the cost of prescription drugs increases, those costs …

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Next Rx: New Medicare Part D Initiative Advances Role of Medication Management … – The National Law Review

Medicare Part D's
Medication
Therapy
Management
(MTM) program intends to optimize clinical benefits and avoid
drug
-related problems among eligible beneficiaries. MTM services—involving pharmaceutical and clinical interventions—are offered at no cost …

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CVS Health Research Institute Study Finds that Initial Prescription Fills Can Accurately Predict Long-term Medication …

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A new study by researchers at the CVS Health (CVS) Research Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital provides evidence that patients’ patterns of medication fills in the first few months after starting on a chronic therapy accurately predict future medication adherence behavior. The study, published in The American Journal of Managed Care …

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