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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

As Madness grips the nation’s attention for three weeks, changes to our nation’s healthcare system March on. Bernie Sanders thinks broadcasters are betting on their favorites, while some new pricing plans want to bust payer brackets and replace them with... Read More

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

March 15, 2017

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March certainly came in like a lion, between the actual snowstorms and flurry of legislative and regulatory activity in Washington. While much of the week’s coverage focused on political posturing around the GOP’s ACA replacement bill, President Trump met with...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

March 6, 2017

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Storylines last week focused on drama, mystery, and intrigue. Our top case revolves around the case of the missing healthcare bill. Following President Trump’s address that focused heavily on overhauling healthcare, the GOP promised to unveil its replacement to the...

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February 27, 2017

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As Hollywood celebrated its biggest night of the year, The Week That Was recognizes some outstanding dramas in healthcare. PBMs, the longtime Hidden Figures of the pharmaceutical supply chain, get some unwanted spotlight for alleged clawback practices. A former Bush...

Dr. Dave’s Med-Sci Matters

February 20, 2017

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Dr. Dave’s Med-Sci Matters

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Genetically altering humans? Maybe we Khan! While advances in gene therapy research continue to accelerate, an enduring redline has been the germline – no tinkering with the DNA of a human embryo, egg or sperm. Doing so would mean not...

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February 20, 2017

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Whether your cultural point of reference is Jay-Z or Annie!, we can all agree that last week was a “hard knock life” for orphans…orphan drugs, that is. We saw Marathon hit pause on its launch of Emflaza, the steroid approved...

Dr. Lizzie’s Med-Sci Matters

February 15, 2017

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Dr. Lizzie’s Med-Sci Matters

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Mind-reading device shows “locked-in” patients are happy and offers way to communicate A non-invasive device has been developed that can detect yes/no answers in people who are completely paralyzed but otherwise healthy with normal cognitive function (“locked-in syndrome”). The Swiss...

The Week That Was: Crises in Healthcare Communications

February 13, 2017

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Brrrrrrr… If you’re one of our East Coast readers, we shivered with you through a blizzard and this icy weekend. We wish we had some news to warm your heart and ease you into a tranquil week. But, no such...

Dr. Dave’s Med-Sci Matters

February 7, 2017

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Dr. Dave’s Med-Sci Matters

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PCSK9 inhibitors (evolocumab and alirocumab) have been approved based primarily on studies showing they reduce LDL cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol) and atherosclerotic plaque in patients with high LDLs and already taking statins. However, treaters and payors have been waiting for...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

February 6, 2017

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Grab your foam fingers and jerseys, people: it’s The Week That Was Super Bowl edition! Check out these stories taking the field this week: There was a major huddle at the White House between two previously opposing teams: POTUS and...

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