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PBMs: Driving Up Costs and Lowering Quality Care in America

Aug 23, 2019 , Forbes
The role of PBMs in health care continues to expand, increasing drug prices and impeding physicians' ability to provide high-quality and timely...
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Sky-High Insulin Costs Are Forcing Patients To Ration Diabetes Drugs, Ask For Lower-Cost Prescriptions

Aug 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Stories of the fatal decision to skip or ration insulin have filled headlines in recent months, but new government data shows just how many people are taking those dangerous measures because of high costs. In other pharmaceutical news: Gilead's stand-off with the government over Truvada, tips for shopping abroad for cheaper meds, and...
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Alaska Governor Vetoes Bill To Restore Sharp Medicaid Cuts

Aug 22, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Following the move by Gov. Mike Dunleavy and earlier action by the Alaska's legislature, the state's Medicaid program is expected to be cut by about 22%. Those state spending cuts mean Alaska will receive at least $127 million less in federal Medicaid matching funds. Medicaid news comes out of Oklahoma and Ohio, as well....
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UMass Amherst project powers wearable sensors via human skin

Aug 22, 2019 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
The novel approach seeks to sidestep the need for bulky batteries, allowing health wearables and sensors to become smaller and less restrictive for the...
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One in Four Patients Concerned About Diabetes Drug Costs

Aug 22, 2019 , RxList
Roughly one in four adults with diabetes asked their physician for a cheaper prescription drug and 13% of patients took less medicine than prescribed to try to lower their drug costs, according to recent survey...
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Plastic particles in drinking water present 'low' risk: WHO

Aug 22, 2019 , Reuters
Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a "low" risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday....
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'Red Flag' Laws May Be Stopping Some Mass Shootings

Aug 22, 2019 , WebMD
"Red flag" laws that allow police to take guns away from people who've threatened mass shootings are designed to save lives, but do...
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How To Choose The Right Tech Vendor: 13 Strategies For Small Businesses

Aug 21, 2019 , Forbes
Choosing the right vendor for your company's software needs can be tricky, especially as a small business. Consider the following before hiring your next tech...
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State Highlights: North Carolina Nursing Homes Slow To Tap Into Long-Term Care Improvement Funds, Advocates Say; Union In NYC Pushes For Better Maternity Care

Aug 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from North Carolina, New York, Alaska, California, Florida, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Mississippi, Arizona, Missouri, Massachusetts and...
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The Power of Flowers May Ease Fibromyalgia

Aug 21, 2019 , eMedicine Health
The Power of Flowers May Ease Fibromyalgia...
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Viewpoints: Family Planning Just Got A Lot Harder For Low-Income Families; Put Vaccines On Back-To-School To-Do Lists

Aug 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers express views about these public health issues and...
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How To Find Low-Cost Care For What Medicare Doesn't Cover

Aug 21, 2019 , Forbes
Programs with low-cost or free dental, vision and hearing care services for people 65+ with low...
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Exclusive: Philips, under investigation in U.S. and Brazil, fired whistleblower who warned of graft

Aug 21, 2019 , Reuters
Healthcare giant Philips was warned of suspicious sales of its medical equipment to the Brazilian government, and failed to halt them, nearly a decade before an alleged bribery racket was exposed in the company's Brazil operations last year, Reuters has learned....
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Watch: Trump-Pence Policy Shift Makes Birth Control Harder To Get

Aug 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The Trump administration's policy shift on Title X family planning funds is likely to make birth control harder to get and more expensive for low-income women. It will also shift funds from organizations like Planned Parenthood to the Obria Group, which does not give women hormonal contraceptives or condoms in its...
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The Power of Flowers May Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Aug 21, 2019 , RxList
Participating in a flower-arranging course may improve both pain and psychiatric symptoms for patients with fibromyalgia, new research...
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China adds 148 drugs to key insurance list: state media

Aug 21, 2019 , Reuters
China on Tuesday added 148 drugs to its list of medicines covered by basic medical insurance schemes, part of a push to lower patients' out-of-pocket costs in one of the world's largest drug markets, state media reported....
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Tide Is Starting To Turn In Battle Over Using Dental Therapists To Help Rural Patients Get Basic Care

Aug 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A handful of states are starting to pass legislation allowing dental therapists--a step down from a dentist--to practice basic procedures to help under-served populations. The powerful dental lobby has been active in trying to block such laws, but advocates for the therapists are starting to gain wins. In other public health news: pediatricians, supplements, juice boxes, antibiotics, race, Ebola and autoimmune conditions....
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Seniors at greater risk of choking on dietary supplements

Aug 20, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Seniors may be more likely than younger adults to choke on vitamins and dietary supplements, or to have other problems swallowing them, especially when the pills are on the larger side, a new study suggests....
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Study prompts call for lower fluoride consumption by pregnant women

Aug 20, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Adding fluoride to the water supply prevents tooth decay, but women who drink fluoridated water during pregnancy may also trim the IQs of their male children by a few points, according to a Canadian study that suggests a serious drawback to a long-established public health intervention....
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Despite growing availability of APIs for patient health records, uptake remains low

Aug 20, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
According to a new study published in JAMA, researchers found that the rate of unique users downloading their health records through an API on a month-over-month basis was...
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