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November 26, 2014: Why private-practice oncologists are dwindling

Created on: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Oncologists say the reason they are being forced to sell or close their practices is because insurers have severely reduced payments to them and because the drugs they buy and sell to patients are now so expensive.

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November 26, 2014: Chuck Schumer says Democrats shouldn’t have bothered to reform health care

Created on: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Today, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who among other things is in charge of messaging for the Senate’s Democrats, delivered a speech about the Democrats’ message at the National Press Club. His central theme was that Democrats must be the party that advocates for government’s role in making people’s lives better, a sentiment with which I heartily agree.

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November 26, 2014: Physician Payments Sunshine Act: Rep. Burgess Addresses New Bill to Exempt Medical Texts and CME at Committee Meeting

Created on: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

At a recent meeting in Washington, D.C., Rep. Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) spoke to the importance of H.R. 5539, bipartisan legislation he co-sponsored that would exempt peer-reviewed medical journal reprints and independent continuing medical education from Sunshine Act reporting.

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November 25, 2014: Lawmakers Look for Ways to Provide Relief for Rising Cost of Generic Drugs

Created on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

With the prices for some common generic medicines soaring over the past 18 months, state and federal lawmakers are trying to find relief for patients struggling to pay.

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November 25, 2014: More Medicine Goes Off Limits in Drug-Price Showdown

Created on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Steve Miller is waging war on high-priced medicine, guiding decisions to ban drugs from the health plans of millions of Americans and sending companies reeling in a $270 billion market.

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November 25, 2014: Bayer Releases New Reimbursement Information About Xofigo®

Created on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

CMS has assigned a product-specific HCPCS code for Xofigo, A9606 (Radium ra-233 dichloride, therapeutic, per microcurie),1 effective January 1, 2015.

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November 25, 2014: GAO urges study of how hospitals report some fees

Created on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A government watchdog report says the U.S. Health and Human Services Administration should determine whether hospitals are properly reporting revenue they can receive from group purchasing organizations such as Charlotte-based Premier to make sure Medicare payments aren’t being affected.

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November 25, 2014: Some Experts Dispute Claims Of Looming Doctor Shortage

Created on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

You hear it so often it’s almost a cliché: The nation is facing a serious shortage of doctors, particularly doctors who practice primary care, in the coming years.

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November 25, 2014: Feds to employers: Hospital coverage is no longer optional

Created on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Federal health officials are moving to stop some employers from cutting hospital coverage in the health insurance they provide under ObamaCare.

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November 25, 2014: Janssen Submits New Drug Application for YONDELIS® (trabectedin) to U.S. FDA for the Treatment of Patients with Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Created on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Additionally, Trabectedin Expanded Access Program Now Allows Entry of Eligible Patients with Previously Treated Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Including those with Liposarcoma and Leiomyosarcoma

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