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The Coming Government Takeover of Drug Pricing ObamaCare provides the tools for a unilateral move against the industry the left loves to demonize

Hillary Clinton has plenty of allies as she demonizes drug-company profits and pushes for federal control over how drugs are priced. There’s a drug-pricing task force led by the White House and a similar Democrat-led effort in Congress. Many of the pharma industry’s proponents in Washington and on Wall Street [ Read More ]

Immuno-Oncology Brings New Opportunities for Developers of Targeted Cytotoxics

Among the highlights of this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting were outstanding data from the combination of Bristol- Myers Squibb’s nivolumab and ipilimumab, which produced a longer progression-free survival than ipilimumab alone in non–BRAF-mutated melanoma. Companies are furiously mixing and matching combinations of their immuno-oncology therapies to [ Read More ]

FACT SHEET: President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative

Building on President Obama’s announcement in his State of the Union Address, today the Administration is unveiling details about the Precision Medicine Initiative, a bold new research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease. Launched with a $215 million investment in the President’s 2016 Budget, the Precision [ Read More ]

ObamaCare 2016: Happy Yet? The website problems were finally solved. But the doctor shortage is a nightmare

Three years after the disastrous launch of the Affordable Care Act, most of the website troubles finally have been ironed out. People are now able to log on to the government’s ACA website and to most of the state health-insurance exchanges. The public has grudgingly come to accept higher insurance [ Read More ]

You Also Can’t Keep Your Doctor.

I had great cancer doctors and health insurance. My plan was cancelled. Now I worry how long I’ll live. Everyone now is clamoring about Affordable Care Act winners and losers. I am one of the losers. My grievance is not political; all my energies are directed to enjoying life and [ Read More ]

Case Study: Lower-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes

At the 2013 conference of the Global Biomarkers Consortium, which took place October 4-6, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts, Rami Komrokji, MD, from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, discussed the use of personalizing therapy in the management of myelodysplastic syndromes. Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a [ Read More ]

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