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The future of health care is both automated and personal

The future of health care is both automated and personal | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Awake Labs founder Andrea Palmer talks about how healthcare will be affected by emerging technology like artificial intelligence.
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THC In Cannabis Boosts Cognition In Old Mice

THC In Cannabis Boosts Cognition In Old Mice | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
The main active ingredient in cannabis improves age-related learning and memory decline in old mice, even going so far as to improve their cognitive functi
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Drug Lobby Said to Mull Membership Cuts Amid Price Scrutiny

Drug Lobby Said to Mull Membership Cuts Amid Price Scrutiny | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
The pharmaceutical industry’s Washington lobbying group is expected to adopt new membership rules this week that will oust many smaller companies amid ongoing scrutiny of prescription drug prices in the U.S., according to people familiar with the matter.
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Ideas Behind Health Care Policy Ignite Passions

Ideas Behind Health Care Policy Ignite Passions | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
When it comes to health care, there are two philosophies pushing against each other. But why does it get so heated?
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The ‘Right’ to Health Care

The ‘Right’ to Health Care | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Declaring a right to health care, or to any scarce good, doesn’t make the good less scarc
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EILENBERG: Are we at a tipping point in health care disruption?

EILENBERG: Are we at a tipping point in health care disruption? | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
The debate over how to improve access to American health care has brought about some grand and complex schemes. But what if the eventual disruption of the health care sector comes about as the result of a series of small changes that eventually become significant enough to bring about a tipping point? Americans are familiar with the competing government visions for disrupting health care. The Affordable Care Act focused on increasing insurance coverage and decreasing health care costs over time. The first version of this . . .
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Specialty Drugs and the Role of Managed Care Pharmacy | Steven Krohn 

Specialty Drugs and the Role of Managed Care Pharmacy | Steven Krohn  | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Healthcare providers and pharmacy benefit managers of today are keenly aware of specialty drugs.  Managed care pharmacy plays a vital role today in Source: Specialty Drugs and the Role of Managed Care Pharmacy | Steven Krohn | Pulse | LinkedIn
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Value-Based Payments in Medicaid Managed Care: An Overview of State Approaches

Value-Based Payments in Medicaid Managed Care: An Overview of State Approaches | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
This brief outlines how state Medicaid agencies can use managed care contracts to accelerate value-based payment at the provider level.
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Novartis Tests New Alzheimer’s Drug on People Who Don’t Have the Disease

Novartis Tests New Alzheimer’s Drug on People Who Don’t Have the Disease | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Subjects at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s—but who don’t actually have the disease—are being recruited to help test two experimental treatments from Novartis AG, in a new focus on preventive treatment.
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What Country Spends The Most (And Least) On Health Care Per Person?

What Country Spends The Most (And Least) On Health Care Per Person? | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
A new report looks at data from 184 countries. And raises the question: Does more spending lead to better health outcomes?
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Trump's next big idea on health care

Trump's next big idea on health care | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
He wants to sell insurance across state lines. We already know that won't make a difference.
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Novel Devices for Delivering Diabetes Medications: Their Value and Some Coverage Considerations

Novel Devices for Delivering Diabetes Medications: Their Value and Some Coverage Considerations | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Insurers should consider covering new drug-delivery devices that can improve outcomes while lowering disease-specific pharmacy and long-term overall health care costs. Managing these devices in the pharmacy benefit will consolidate volume-based purchasing and capitalize on PBM strategies for improving adherence.
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Cancer genomics | Genomics England

Cancer genomics | Genomics England | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Cancer starts in our cells. Cells are tiny building blocks that make up the organs and tissues of our body. We have about 10 trillion cells in our bodies.
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The Washington Post and the Washington Examiner Each Debut a Health Care Newsletter

The Washington Post and the Washington Examiner Each Debut a Health Care Newsletter | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Good timing.
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Almost A Third Of New FDA-Approved Pharmaceuticals Have Post-Trial Safety Events

Almost A Third Of New FDA-Approved Pharmaceuticals Have Post-Trial Safety Events | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Almost a third of the drugs approved by the FDA are subsequently found to cause adverse reactions that require additional warnings, but only a very small p
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Krauthammer Predicts Single-payer System Within Seven Years

Krauthammer Predicts Single-payer System Within Seven Years | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Krauthammer Predicts Single-payer System Within Seven Years
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EILENBERG: Are we at a tipping point in health care disruption?

EILENBERG: Are we at a tipping point in health care disruption? | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
The debate over how to improve access to American health care has brought about some grand and complex schemes. But what if the eventual disruption of the health care sector comes about as the result of a series of small changes that eventually become significant enough to bring about a tipping point? Americans are familiar with the competing government visions for disrupting health care. The Affordable Care Act focused on increasing insurance coverage and decreasing health care costs over time. The first version of this . . .
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What we know about health care costs

One of the largest cost drivers is prescription drugs, and this is also the category with the largest increases
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Specialty Drugs and the Role of Managed Care Pharmacy | Steven Krohn 

Specialty Drugs and the Role of Managed Care Pharmacy | Steven Krohn  | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Healthcare providers and pharmacy benefit managers of today are keenly aware of specialty drugs.  Managed care pharmacy plays a vital role today in Source: Specialty Drugs and the Role of Managed Care Pharmacy | Steven Krohn | Pulse | LinkedIn
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Addiction Experts Target Treatment Centers

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As the national opioid addiction crises grows, a task force of addiction experts, government officials, and insurers wants to standardize the most effective addiction treatments. Health and Science
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Daily chart: America’s opioid epidemic is worsening | The Economist

Daily chart: America’s opioid epidemic is worsening | The Economist | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
ON TUESDAY February 28th, in an address to a joint session of Congress, Donald Trump vowed to end America’s “terrible drug epidemic”. When discussing America’s social ills, Mr Trump has a tendency to exaggerate. But on the subject of drugs, the president’s characteristically dark and apocalyptic tone may well have been warranted.
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Opinion | The Balloon, the Box and Health Care

Opinion | The Balloon, the Box and Health Care | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
It’s not surprising Republican repeal-and-replace efforts keep getting nowhere.
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Are Insurers’ Prior Authorization Rules Killing Opioid Addicts?

Are Insurers’ Prior Authorization Rules Killing Opioid Addicts? | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
The results can be tragic. Patients with addictions are unlikely to wait the hours or days it takes health insurers to approve the medications they need. Insurers are changing their practices, but not without some outside pressure.
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