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December 19, 2014: Exclusive: Amgen's new leukemia drug to carry $178,000 price tag

Created on: Thursday, December 18, 2014

Amgen Inc on Wednesday said its new type of treatment for a deadly form of leukemia would cost about $178,000 when it becomes available on Thursday, which would make it one of the world's most expensive cancer drugs.

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December 18, 2014: What We Can Learn From Our Patients

Created on: Thursday, December 18, 2014

Measurement of healthcare quality continues to evolve. Currently, most measurements focus on care process and health outcomes.

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December 19, 2104: Payment for Cancer Care: Time for a New Prescription

Created on: Thursday, December 18, 2014

The prescribing patterns of oncologists have long been of interest to health care economists and policy makers.

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December 18, 2014: Solutions Needed to Stem Cancer Costs, ASH Experts Say

Created on: Thursday, December 18, 2014

The United States spends more on healthcare than any other nation in the world, and many agree that the current growth rate of healthcare expenditures is unsustainable.

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December 18, 2014: Measuring Quality: Promising, Needs More Progress

Created on: Thursday, December 18, 2014

The U.S. spends about $2.8 trillion annually on health care, but as a country we aren't particularly sure how well that money is being spent.

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December 17, 2014: COA Elects New Directors and 2015 Officer Slate

Created on: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The COA Board of Directors elected six new Directors and installed the 2015 slate of officers headed by Dr. Bruce Gould as President.

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December 17, 2014: AIM Applauds AARP’s Support of Closing Physician Self-Referral Loophole

Created on: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Alliance for Integrity in Medicare (AIM) — a broad coalition of medical specialty, laboratory, radiation oncology and medical imaging groups committed to ending the practice of inappropriate physician self-referral ...

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December 17, 2014: Study confirms imaging's shift from offices to hospitals

Created on: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

As policymakers attempt to curb healthcare costs, the use of advanced imaging -- MR, nuclear medicine, and CT -- has been shifting from private offices to hospital outpatient departments.

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December 17, 2014: Historically unproductive Congress ends

Created on: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

One of the most unproductive and least popular Congresses in history has gaveled to a close, concluding a two-year period that will be remembered for its brinksmanship and lack of legislating.

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December 17, 2014: Poll: Majority supports ending sequestration

Created on: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A majority of voters are in favor of ending the limits on government spending known as sequestration, according to a survey released Monday.

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