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What Does the CVS/Aetna Merger Mean for Primary Care?

What Does the CVS/Aetna Merger Mean for Primary Care?

Aetna will have access to data on pharmaceutical usage patterns that will give the company the opportunity to figure out who is willing to pay more for healthcare. What does this mean for patients?

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ACA Coverage Expansion Places Spending Burden on Low- to Middle-Income Households

ACA Coverage Expansion Places Spending Burden on Low- to Middle-Income Households

Although the Affordable Care Act's coverage expansions have reduced out-of-pocket spending for low- and middle-income individuals, these patients continue to experience a high burden of premium and out-of-pocket spending.

Evaluating the Consequences of the Federal Right-to-Try Legislation

Evaluating the Consequences of the Federal Right-to-Try Legislation

Federal "right-to-try" legislation will restrict the FDA's oversight of access to investigational drugs for patients with life-threatening illnesses and diminish the FDA's public health mission

Seven Potential Harmful Consequences of the CDC's Banned Words List

Seven Potential Harmful Consequences of the CDC's Banned Words List

Experts advise that should the CDC be banned from using certain words, it could give rise to at least 7 harmful consequences.

Congress Urged to Reverse CMS Policy That Could Affect Specialists, Patients

Congress Urged to Reverse CMS Policy That Could Affect Specialists, Patients

Many healthcare organizations are calling on Congress to reverse the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services policy that has the potential to jeopardize patient access to Part B drug therapies.

FDA Accepts New Drug Application for Postoperative Ocular Pain, Inflammation

FDA Accepts New Drug Application for Postoperative Ocular Pain, Inflammation

The FDA has accepted a New Drug Application for an investigational topical twice-a-day product for the treatment of inflammation and pain in patients who have undergone ocular surgery.

Trump Administration Hands CDC a List of "Forbidden Words"

Trump Administration Hands CDC a List of "Forbidden Words"

Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been informed to stop using certain terms in documents to be used in next year's budget.

AHA Voices Concerns Over Tax Reform Bill

AHA Voices Concerns Over Tax Reform Bill

After the Republicans passed their tax reform bill in the Senate over the weekend, the American Heart Association released a statement detailing their concerns about the legislation.

FDA Expresses Safety Concern Over Kratom

FDA Expresses Safety Concern Over Kratom

The Food and Drug Administration's Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, has issued a statement regarding the deadly risks associated with the botanical substance, kratom.

Medical Schools' Social Mission Critical for Societal Health Equity

Medical Schools' Social Mission Critical for Societal Health Equity

Enhancing health equity and addressing societal healthcare disparities is dependent on American medical schools committing to a social mission.

Generic Drugs Price Changes Raise Market Competition Levels

Generic Drugs Price Changes Raise Market Competition Levels

Market competition levels are associated with changes in the price of generic drugs.