The $67 billion merger between Cigna and Express Scripts will be the first of its kind.
Updated cholesterol guidelines offer more personalized cardiovascular disease risk assessment.
Excessive numbers of negative clinical trials — many of which may be false-negative trials — are a major impediment to the advancement of critical care medicine.
Beneficiaries identified as "high cost" were likely to stay high cost over a 3 year period.
Doing without medical care is much more common among low-income residents of states that have not expanded Medicaid than among low-income people in other states.
The 23andMe Personal Genome Service Pharmacogenetic Reports test can detect 33 variants for multiple genes, corresponding to more than 50 commonly prescribed medications and over-the-counter products.
Data show that there is a significant difference in how black patients are treated compared with patients of other races.
Simplifying an internet-based decision support tool provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to help older adults make good plan choices in the Medicare prescription drug (Part D) program could result in selection of lower-cost plans.
On average, hospitals mark up drugs by 479 percent of their cost.
Medicaid expansion was associated with gains in insurance among low-income adults with substance use disorders, but corresponding treatment gains were not seen.
Prices for drugs under shortage increase more than twice as quickly as expected in the absence of a shortage.
In response to the growing burden of pharmaceutical products on state budgets, Maryland introduced House Bill 631 to prohibit manufacturer price gouging.
The US Food and Drug Association has issued a draft guidance for helping prescription medications gain approval for nonprescription status.
A $69 billion merger between health insurer Aetna and pharmacy manager CVS Health has been approved.
Prices of prescription drugs in short supply between 2015 and 2016 were found to increase more than twice as quickly as they would have in the absence of a shortage.
The difference in spending by Medicare on brand-name combination medications and the cost of the equivalent generic constituents was an estimated $925 million for 2016.
Two bills that allow U.S. pharmacists to disclose drug prices to customers to help them save money are expected to be signed today by President Donald Trump.
Although recent times have brought about significant technological and social advancements, the quality of healthcare worldwide continues to be inadequate.
The vulnerability is associated with using an internet connection to update software between the Medtronic CareLink and CareLink Encore Programmers (models 2090 and 29901) and the Medtronic Software Distribution Network (SDN).
Patients and their families are advocating for their right to access the latest medical research papers to help find potential treatments and understand health conditions.
Although the trend of "precision public health" promises to change the landscape of the public health field, concerns surrounding the scientific, practical, and ethical implications have cast a shadow over the innovation.
The American Medical Association has released a statement urging the US Department of Justice to block the CVS-Aetna merger.
There is a continual debate regarding which approaches should be used to base stratification of patients to precision therapy.
With the ubiquitous availability of digital technology such as smartphones, smart watches, health-related apps, and patient monitoring devices, the era of mHealth is upon us.
Addressing the Uncertainties of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for Medical School GraduatesOctober 03, 2018
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program promises to forgive any remaining federal loan debt for employees at governmental or nonprofit institutions following 10 years of loan repayments.
Ethical Concerns Arise in Clinical Trial Enrollment as Number of Uninsured and Underinsured Americans SkyrocketsOctober 02, 2018
Until universal access to healthcare is ensured as a human right, researchers must keep important ethical concerns in mind when designing future clinical trials.
Medical students are choosing to forego lectures to use the time studying for the Step 1 exam instead.
A proposed restructuring of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Physician Fees may lead to an increase in required documentation and associated workload.
AHA, ADA, and Others Express Concern Around Proposed Legislation to Protect Those With Preexisting ConditionsSeptember 27, 2018
The American Heart Association has published a statement in opposition of the latest Senate healthcare bill aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act.
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