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Medicare Advantage Plan Proposed Use Of Step Therapy For Part B Drugs

September 17, 2018

Via: Forbes
Category: Regulatory

Payers must balance patient access to biopharmaceuticals and cost containment. A public payer such as Medicare and its contractors is no different in this regard. Yet, payers may in some cases be constrained in the kinds of methods they can […]


Using the body clock to make drugs more effective

September 13, 2018

Our circadian rhythm, or body clock, regulates key aspects of our health and daily lives. Our body clock controls sleep-wake cycles, digestion, and body temperature, among several other functions. Scientists have tied disruption to one’s circadian rhythm to a range […]


US researchers find way to encapsulate micromotors into pills

September 6, 2018

Category: Innovation, Med Tech

US researchers have identified a way to encapsulate micromotors into pills to diagnose and treat disease in the human body. The devices are self-propelled microscopic robots the width of a human hair and are designed to perform a wide range […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus In Michigan, Georgia: What You Should Know

September 20, 2018

Via: Forbes

Its acronym is appropriately EEE. Because, “eeeee”, Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is something that you don’t want to get. According to a recent announcement from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), an Allegan County, Michigan, resident developed […]


Opinions

Electrical brain stimulation to boost creativity: What are the risks?

September 20, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Creativity might seem like too spontaneous and too messy a process to be dictated by precise brain mechanisms that science can unravel. However, the latest advances in neuroscience prove that this is indeed the case. Processes that science may be […]


Data Security, Information Management

12 key strategies to reducing cyber vulnerabilities

September 20, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Cybersecurity vulnerabilities and intrusions pose risks to every hospital, the American Hospital Association reminds members. The expanded use of networked technology and the electronic exchange of health information greatly increases exposure to potential cybersecurity threats. One of the most important […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Key molecule explains why bones weaken with age

September 19, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Osteoporosis affects around 200 million women worldwide. One in 3 women and 1 in 5 men aged 50 and above are thought to experience a bone fracture in their lifetime as a result of osteoporosis. In the United States, estimates […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk

September 19, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

The British Food Standards Agency developed their nutrient profiling system (FSAm-NPS) as a way to ensure that people are able to clearly see what the nutritional value is of any food product. The system allows people to make informed dietary […]


Regulatory

Senate panel approves Trump nominee to serve as VA CIO

September 19, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

James Gfrerer, the Trump administration’s pick to serve as chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, is a step closer to overseeing the VA’s IT infrastructure. The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on Tuesday approved Gfrerer’s nomination, which […]


Opinions

Nearly 90% Of Doctors Say Social Determinants Impede Care Of Patients

September 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

Nearly 90% of U.S. physicians say at least some of their patients have a social condition that poses a serious impediment to their health whether it be unemployment, lack of education or drug addiction, a new nationwide survey of doctors […]


Regulatory

E-Cigarette Math And The FDA’s Regulatory Dilemma

September 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

The FDA has a regulatory dilemma on its hands with e-cigarettes. In one sense, the government might want to encourage e-cigarette use as a public health policy because if e-cigarettes replace regular cigarettes they would save lives and billions of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers study neuronal activity in brain that prevents individuals from doing physical activity

September 18, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland, have studied the neuronal activity of people faced with making the choice between physical activity and doing nothing. They noted that the brain requires far […]