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Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Health Care, Allergan

Allergan CEO Pushes for Trump to Lead Drug Price Discussions

When asked about President Trump’s calls to deal with high US drug costs, Allergan Chief Executive Officer Brent Saunders told Bloomberg News that President Trump should lead negotiations with d…

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017 | Health Care

Travel Ban Sparks Worry, Opposition in Organized Medicine

Medical societies often part ways on government policy, but President Donald Trump's temporary ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries has united most of organized medicine, includin…

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017 | Health Care

Trump Tells Drug-Company Execs to Drop Prices, Promises to Cut Regulations

President Trump told pharmaceutical executives Tuesday he wants to lower the price of drugs purchased by the government, and he pledged that his administration will speed up approval times for new med…

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Monday, January 30, 2017 | Health Care

Opt-Out Rules Do Not Improve Access to Anesthesia Care

Eliminating the requirement that nurse anesthetists be supervised by physicians does not appear to increase patients' access to anesthesia care, a new study suggests. In 2001, the Centers for Medi…

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Health Care

Drug Lobby Launches Major Ad Blitz Amid Trump Criticism

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) on Monday launched an ad campaign aimed at protecting its image as the drug industry faces a deluge of criticism from President Trump. …

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | Health Care, Novartis

Novartis CEO: Trump Could Boost Economy but Obamacare Needs to be Replaced if Repealed

Donald Trump's policies could be good for the economy but Obamacare should be replaced if it's repealed, the CEO of drug giant Novartis told CNBC on Tuesday. Joseph Jimenez played down some of…

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Thursday, January 12, 2017 | Health Care

Drug Stocks Plunge as Trump Threatens to Force Price Bidding

Pharmaceutical and biotech stocks plummeted after President-elect Donald Trump said he’d force the industry to bid for government business, a position that aligns him with congressional Democrat…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | Health Care

Top Global Pharma Companies Establish New Industry Standards Group

Six of the top 25 largest global pharmaceutical companies announced the formation of Align Biopharma, a new group dedicated to setting technology standards that will make it faster and easier for heal…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | Health Care

Trump Seeks Swift Obamacare Repeal as GOP Splits Over Timing

President-elect Donald Trump said Republicans should repeal Obamacare immediately, even as a breakaway group of five moderate Senate Republicans is trying to delay the effort until March. Trump told t…

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | Health Care

Pharmaceutical Pricing Remains in Focus for 2017

A new survey of life science market access teams found that 87% of biotech groups are in charge of product pricing. The study found that a number of global pricing trends, such as emerging market paye…

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Monday, December 19, 2016 | Health Care

Sixty-Three Percent of Consumers Say Insurance Coverage Top Issue for Choosing a Doctor: HealthMine Report

The most important factor in choosing a doctor for US consumers is that the "doctor accepts my insurance," according to a new HealthMine report based on a survey of 500 insured Americans. Fi…

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Thursday, December 08, 2016 | Health Care

US Senate Clears 21st Century Cures Act

The US Senate voted 94 to 5 on Wednesday to approve the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill that aims to shorten the time needed for FDA approval of drugs and medical devices, and incre…

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016 | Health Care

ASCA Applauds House and Senate Passage of Legislation that Impacts ASCs

The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) commends the US Senate and House of Representatives for passing the 21st Century Cures Act. This bipartisan bill, introduced by US Representatives Fred…

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Friday, December 02, 2016 | Health Care, Allergan

Allergan CEO: 'I Worry Today that Pharma has a False Sense of Relief or Security' with Trump Presidency

Investors betting that Donald Trump is going to lay off the drug industry might be in for a surprise, according to the CEO of Botox maker Allergan. Drug stocks have were among the biggest gainers in t…

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Thursday, December 01, 2016 | Health Care

CRST Cover Focus: What Makes Ophthalmology Tick?

CRST asked ophthalmic surgeons and other stakeholders in the specialty what excites them about the future of ophthalmology. Robotics, genetic engineering, and microtechnology are among the areas where…

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