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Docs, nurses may overestimate quality of their care

Docs, nurses may overestimate quality of their care | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors and nurses may overestimate the quality of the care they provide hospital patients in the hours leading up to a serious complication, according to a small new study.After...
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The Man Who Started EpiPen’s Price Rise Won’t Face Congress

The Man Who Started EpiPen’s Price Rise Won’t Face Congress | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Heather Bresch will face the proverbial lash from Congress on Wednesday over the escalating cost of Mylan NV’s EpiPen. Her boss won’t.
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Medical costs jump in August by largest amount in 32 years, CPI shows

Medical costs jump in August by largest amount in 32 years, CPI shows | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Higher rents and surging medical and prescription-drug costs are putting a dent in the wallets and pocketbooks of American consumers, new government data show.
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Heart of the matter

Heart of the matter | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The forces that increase health costs are being tempered by a demand for value in the New Health Economy.
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Rising drug prices the fault of insurers, not drug companies

Rising drug prices the fault of insurers, not drug companies | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The very real financial pain many Americans feel at the pharmacy counter is the fault of insurers. The obsessive focus on cost obscures the vastly higher value that new drugs deliver.
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EpiPen users unleash wrath on Manchin: ‘Your daughter should be charged as an accomplice to murder’

EpiPen users unleash wrath on Manchin: ‘Your daughter should be charged as an accomplice to murder’ | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
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New report looks at demographics of America’s uninsured

New report looks at demographics of America’s uninsured | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
new report from the Commonwealth Fund is shedding light on who makes up the estimated 24 million adults between 19 and 64 years of age six years after the Affordable Care Act was first implemented.
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The empowered consumer goes global – DRG Blog – DRG

The empowered consumer goes global – DRG Blog – DRG | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
We recently completed our 2016 Taking the Pulse® Global study, which looks at physician digital behavior and preferences across 22 nation
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Why you need a better online strategy for black box products - Pharmaphorum

Why you need a better online strategy for black box products - Pharmaphorum | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Black box warnings need not impede sales if products are supported by carefully-researched online marketing strategies.
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Is It Fair To Call Digital Health Apps Today's "Snake Oil"?

Is It Fair To Call Digital Health Apps Today's "Snake Oil"? | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
American Medical Association CEO James Madara is concerned about the rapid proliferation of new health apps and devices.
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Three Things To Know About Future Healthcare Spending - Forbes

Three Things To Know About Future Healthcare Spending - Forbes | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
For my entire life, a half century and counting, healthcare spending in the U.S. has almost always risen faster than inflation. Sometimes it’s relatively slow, sometimes it’s relatively fast, but no matter the time, healthcare spending is climbing. Getting healthcare spending under control is really important for us to do [...]
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Prescription Plan Exclusion Lists Grow at Patients’ Expense – Celgene

Prescription Plan Exclusion Lists Grow at Patients’ Expense – Celgene | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Pharmacy benefit managers are excluding more therapies from their plans, limiting treatment options for patients. Discover why this approach is a misguided.
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A 93-year-old drug that can cost more than a mortgage payment tells us everything that's wrong with American healthcare

A 93-year-old drug that can cost more than a mortgage payment tells us everything that's wrong with American healthcare | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Insulin is a 93-year-old drug that some children can't live without, yet its rising cost coupled with climbing deductibles are making it unaffordable for many.
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Study finds patients often misuse wrist blood pressure monitors, leading to inaccurate readings

Study finds patients often misuse wrist blood pressure monitors, leading to inaccurate readings | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Not all blood pressure monitors are created equal, it seems. New research from Italy suggests that at-home, wrist blood pressure cuffs can be inaccurate if not done exactly right, leading to false reports of elevated blood pressure at home when compared to measurements taken in a doctor’s office.
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5 Drugs Whose Monstrous Price Hikes Will Outrage You

5 Drugs Whose Monstrous Price Hikes Will Outrage You | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Pharmaceutical pricing is in the news this week—but it's a larger issue than you may think.
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Mylan CEO Should Resign (And Take Her 'Coupons' With Her)

Mylan CEO Should Resign (And Take Her 'Coupons' With Her) | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Mylan is making an offer that appears to be more altruistic than it really is.
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American Public Health Association - American Journal of Public Health - 0(0):e1 - PDF

American Public Health Association - American Journal of Public Health - 0(0):e1 - PDF | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
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12 Big Pharma Stats That Will Blow You Away -- The Motley Fool

12 Big Pharma Stats That Will Blow You Away --  The Motley Fool | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Big Pharma means big numbers -- usually. But there are some small numbers that are fascinating, too.
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New Report: Gilead Sciences Price Gouger, Tax Dodger

New Report: Gilead Sciences Price Gouger, Tax Dodger | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A new investigative report finds that in the last two years Gilead Sciences has raked in billions in profits from exorbitantly priced hepatitis C medications th
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Drugmakers’ Pricing Power Remains Strong

Drugmakers’ Pricing Power Remains Strong | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Drug companies’ power to raise prices is firmly intact despite pushback from health insurers and scrutiny by U.S. lawmakers. More than two-thirds of the 20 largest​​pharmaceutical companies said price increases​boosted sales of some or most of their biggest ​products in the first quarter.
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Does Pharma Have A Problem With 'Ask Your Doctor ...'?

Does Pharma Have A Problem With 'Ask Your Doctor ...'? | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Does Pharma Have A Problem With 'Ask Your Doctor ...'? - 07/15/2016
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Is social media still relevant in healthcare?

Is social media still relevant in healthcare? | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
KEY TAKEAWAY: While social media marketing is declining for most products and brands there are still opportunities for DTC marketers if they can overcome legal/regulatory hurdles and think outside …
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Obama blames high drug prices on firms' tunnel vision on profits

Obama blames high drug prices on firms' tunnel vision on profits | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Obama chastised drug makers for their stance on pharmaceutical pricing and challenged the companies to renew their commitment to improving public health.
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