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August 4, 2015: In Cancer Cost Debate, It's Oncologist vs. Oncologist

Created on: Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The rising cost of cancer care is attributed to skyrocketing drug prices by some oncologists, but an organization made up of community-based cancer doctors argues that providers should be addressing the overall cost of cancer care, not just the price of chemotherapy and medications.

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August 4, 2015: In Cancer Cost Debate, It's Oncologist vs. Oncologist

Created on: Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The rising cost of cancer care is attributed to skyrocketing drug prices by some oncologists, but an organization made up of community-based cancer doctors argues that providers should be addressing the overall cost of cancer care, not just the price of chemotherapy and medications.

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August 4, 2015: Effective Ovarian Cancer Treatment Is Underused, Study Finds

Created on: Tuesday, August 04, 2015

In 2006, the National Cancer Institute took the rare step of issuing a “clinical announcement,” a special alert it holds in reserve for advances so important that they should change medical practice.

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August 4, 2015: Here Come the 2016 PBM Formulary Exclusion Lists!

Created on: Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The two largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs)—Express Scripts and CVS Caremark—have just released their 2016 formulary exclusion lists.

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August 4, 2015: New cocktails to test limits of cancer drug pricing

Created on: Tuesday, August 04, 2015

New cancer drug cocktails set to reach the market in the next few years will test the limits of premium pricing for life-saving medicines, forcing company executives to consider fresh market strategies.

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August 4, 2015: D.C. Week: Health Spending to Rise Nearly 6%

Created on: Tuesday, August 04, 2015

CMS gives 10-year forecast, salutes Medicare and Medicaid

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August 4, 2015: Don’t Blame Medicaid for Rise in Health Care Spending

Created on: Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Health care spending growth has moderated in recent years, but it’s still putting tremendous strain on state and local governments. A recent analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts revealed that it consumed 31 percent of state and local government revenue in 2013, nearly doubling from 1987.

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August 4, 2015: Don’t Blame Medicaid for Rise in Health Care Spending

Created on: Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Health care spending growth has moderated in recent years, but it’s still putting tremendous strain on state and local governments. A recent analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts revealed that it consumed 31 percent of state and local government revenue in 2013, nearly doubling from 1987.

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August 4, 2015: AMA Wants Doctor Input on EHRs, Meaningful Use

Created on: Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The American Medical Association (AMA) is encouraging clinicians to share their perspectives on electronic heath records (EHRs) and the meaningful use program.

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August 3, 2015: Medicare and physicians, 50 years together: it’s complicated

Created on: Monday, August 03, 2015

Fifty years ago last week, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed Medicare (and Medicaid) into law. Medicare’s relationship with physicians since then can best be described as a complicated one.

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