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Thursday, November 02, 2017 | Health Care, Partnerships

Nautic Partners Announces the Formation of Healthy Eyes Advantage to Support Eye Care Professionals

On November 1, 2017, Nautic Partners announced it created "Healthy Eyes Advantage" in partnership with four industry companies to form an alliance of eye care professionals. Healthy Eyes acq…

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Health Care

FDA Quality Pilot Aims to Streamline Device Review Process

The FDA is piloting a new scheme for high-risk medical devices that removes the need for preapproval inspections in return for making more information on device quality available early on, according…

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Friday, July 28, 2017 | Health Care

US Senate Fails to Back "Skinny Repeal Bill"

The US Senate failed to back a stripped-down bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, with 49 senators voting for the proposed legislation and 51 against. Senate Majority Leade…

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Health Care, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness Advocates for Essential Health Benefits That Include Children’s Vision Benefits

On July 25, the United States Senate voted 51-50, with the tie-breaking vote cast by Vice President Mike Pence, on a motion to proceed to consideration of legislation that would ultimately repeal the …

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Health Care

US Senate Narrowly Votes to Move Ahead With Debate on Affordable Healthcare Act Repeal

US Vice President Mike Pence cast a decisive vote Tuesday that swayed an evenly divided Senate to open debate on Republican-led attempts aimed at repealing the Affordable Healthcare Act. &qu…

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Friday, July 14, 2017 | Health Care

US Senate Releases Revised Health Care Bill in Attempt to Find Consensus

Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a revised health bill as a replacement to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that aims to find consensus between Republican lawmakers who want a full repeal of the A…

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Monday, July 10, 2017 | Health Care

Georgia Public Health Chief Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, to Head CDC

Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, Georgia's public health commissioner and someone widely respected in her field, has been named director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health and H…

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Friday, June 30, 2017 | Health Care

FDA Unveils Plan to Eliminate Orphan Designation Backlog

The FDA unveiled a strategic plan to eliminate the agency’s existing orphan designation request backlog and ensure continued timely response to all new requests for designation with firm deadlin…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Health Care

US Budget Office Estimates Senate Healthcare Bill Will Leave 22 Million More Uninsured by 2026

According to a report released Monday by the US Congressional Budget Office (CBO), draft legislation unveiled by the Senate last week to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act will increase th…

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Friday, June 23, 2017 | Health Care

Senate Republicans Unveil Bill to Repeal Affordable Healthcare Act

Republican party leaders in the US Senate unveiled their health care reform bill on Thursday, ahead of a possible vote next week. The legislation follows a version passed in the House of Representativ…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Health Care, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness to Hold Annual 'Eyes on Capitol Hill' Event, June 27

Prevent Blindness will be holding its eleventh annual “Eyes on Capitol Hill” advocacy day on June 27, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Since 2006, Prevent Blindness and its affiliates have brough…

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Monday, June 19, 2017 | Health Care

AMA Calls on Companies to Include Suggested Retail Drug Prices in Consumer Advertising

The American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted a policy urging pharmaceutical companies to list the suggested retail prices of drugs when running direct-to-consumer advertisements, adding it …

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Friday, June 16, 2017 | Health Care

Executive Order on Drug Pricing Could Have Positive Outcome: Allergan CEO

Allergan CEO Brent Saunders believes an executive order on drug pricing could have a positive impact and he believes his company is well-positioned to handle any changes. The Trump administration is p…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Health Care

Supreme Court Issues Mixed Ruling on Biotech-Drug Copies

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a mixed decision on the rules governing efforts to get low-cost alternatives to pricey biotechnology drugs on the market. The justices said patent holders can’t use…

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Friday, June 09, 2017 | Health Care, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness Sends Coalition Letter to Senate Regarding EHB

This week, Prevent Blindness sent a letter, signed by 101 vision and eye health organizations, to the United States Senate ahead of its work in drafting companion legislation to the House-passed Ameri…

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