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November 17, 2016

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Categories: Global Healthcare, Health, Health and Wellness, Health Policy and Access, Healthcare

Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

Buzz about a Zika vaccine Source: “Chikungunya” by CDC Global is licensed under CC BY 2.0 We may be close to one, according to a report in Nature. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and Vanderbilt University in Nashville...

October 21, 2016

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Trump or Clinton? Either May Lead to Better Mental Healthcare

In September, the Commonwealth Fund and the Rand Corporation released a comprehensive nonpartisan analysis estimating the impact of the healthcare positions of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. If Trump were to succeed in repealing the Affordable Care Act, millions would...

Beltway Buzz: September 2016

We’re back with another edition of Beltway Buzz straight from our nation’s capital! This month we took a field trip to the Newseum for an event hosted by The Hill, a political newspaper published in DC, entitled Access to Care:...

3D Printing: A New Frontier for Healthcare Innovation

Amos Dudley, a 24 year old digital design student who could not afford the cost of braces from an orthodontist, used a 3D printer to create his own – for a fraction of the cost. This case demonstrates that 3D...

August 8, 2016

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Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

1. Calls for Greater Data Sharing The current issue of NEJM includes a series of perspectives articles advocating for greater data sharing among pharma companies, academic institutions and the government. One of the pieces is by Sen Elizabeth Warren, who...

June 14, 2016

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Categories: FDA News, Health Policy and Access

Nutrition, Health Care Coverage, Cancer Medication News, FDA and EMA, and More!

New Food Label RecommendationsOn May 27, the FDA issued final changes to the Nutrition Facts Label on foods, the first change in 10 years. The changes are generally are intended to give consumers quicker and easier understanding of the important...

February 10, 2016

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Beltway Buzz: January/ February 2016

The White House is shooting for the moon again, although this time, we’re talking the lofty goal of finding a cure for cancer, not getting to the literal moon. A big goal, indeed! Among the ranks of the presidential hopefuls,...

December 18, 2015

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Beltway Buzz: November/December 2015

A silent night may be approaching for most of us, but not in the healthcare universe! Congress and agencies in D.C. are decking the halls with new guidelines for medications, forums on drug pricing and ACA debates. The People Have...

October 2, 2015

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Beltway Buzz: October 2015

It’s all business in DC after Labor Day. Presidential campaigns, a potential government shutdown and a big resignation are keeping the Hill on its toes. Rising Drug Prices, Rising Opinions: The debate over prescription drug costs is far from over....

August 31, 2015

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Beltway Buzz: August 2015

Who ever said recess wasn’t fun? With summer on its way out, DC is on its way in. Presidential campaigns and debates, FDA approvals and of course, health care reform is starting to come to life.   Presidential Update: The...