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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Health Care, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness Urges Secretary Price to Prioritize Eye and Vision Health

In a letter to the newly confirmed US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Thomas Price, Prevent Blindness urged the secretary to prioritize adult and children’s vision health in co…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Health Care

NIH Would See Huge Budget Cut Under President’s Proposal

The National Institutes of Health would absorb an enormous $5.8 billion cut under President Trump’s first budget proposal -- equal to about 19% of its current $30.3 billion discretionary bu…

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Monday, March 13, 2017 | Health Care

Former FDA Deputy Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Picked by Trump to Lead Agency

The White House confirmed that former FDA deputy commissioner Scott Gottlieb has been selected by US President Donald Trump to lead the agency. Mr. Gottlieb, who served in several senior positions at …

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Friday, March 10, 2017 | Health Care

Virginia Approves New Telemedicine Regulations for ‘Ophthalmic Prescriptions’

The state of Virginia in February approved legislation that amends the state code and clarifies and adds to the requirements for ophthalmic prescriptions, including via a telemedicine approach. The ne…

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017 | Health Care

Republicans Propose Legislation to Repeal, Replace Obamacare

House Republicans on Monday unveiled legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act -- the first step to deliver on a campaign promise to replace the 2010 health care law. The proposed leg…

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Friday, March 03, 2017 | Health Care

Sheraz Daya and TV Presenter and Author Katie Piper Share Viewpoint of Patient and Surgeon

RCSI Alumnus, Sheraz Daya, MD, FACP, FACS, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth, will take the stage with his former patient, TV presenter, and author, Katie Piper, at 6:30 pm this evening at RCSI (Royal College of Sur…

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Friday, March 03, 2017 | Health Care, Alcon

Alcon Supports Eye Health with Charitable Giving of Nearly $73 Million in 2016 and Renews Commitment to Think About Your Eyes Campaign

Alcon directly supported eye health in 2016 with nearly 650 medical missions that served more than 480,000 patients around the world and facilitated more than 47,000 surgeries, acording to a company n…

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Friday, March 03, 2017 | Health Care

Diabetic Retinopathy: A Position Statement by the American Diabetes Association

Diabetic retinopathy diagnostic assessment and treatment options have improved dramatically since the 2002 American Diabetes Association Position Statement (1). These improvements include the widespre…

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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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