26 Jun 2019

ABBVIE ACQUIRING ALLERGAN AS HEDGE AGAINST EXPIRATION OF HUMIRA PATENT

As a hedge against the 2023 expiration of its U.S. patents that protect its blockbuster drug, Humira, AbbVie Inc. will acquire Dublin, Ireland-based Allergan for $63 billion in cash and stock.     Humira sales account for more than 60 percent of AbbVie’s revenue, but biosimilar drugs approved in Europe

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25 Jun 2019

FUZZY MATH: Sanders’ Claim That Cost Barriers To HealthCare Kill 30,000 A Year IS only half true  

    TWEET “30,000 Americans a year die waiting for health care because of the cost.” –Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), in a tweet June 20 By Shefali Luthra “Medicare for All” — or single-payer health care — is a flagship issue for Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. So

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25 Jun 2019

RATIONAL SUICIDE: Seniors want to call it quits on own schedule

(Caitlin Hillyard/KHN) By Melissa Bailey Ten residents slipped away from their retirement community one Sunday afternoon for a covert meeting in a grocery store cafe. They aimed to answer a taboo question: When they feel they have lived long enough, how can they carry out their own swift and peaceful

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21 Jun 2019

CMS ISSUES RENEWED GUIDANCE IN EFFORT TO ENSURE MEDICAID PROGRAM INTEGRITY

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to state Medicaid agencies June 21 that outlines the necessary assurances that states should make to ensure that program resources are reserved for those who meet eligibility requirements. This guidance follows a series of steps that CMS has taken since

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19 Jun 2019

VSA, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT FIRM, OBSERVES 17TH YEAR

  Vein Centers of America (VSA) is celebrating its 17th anniversary by offering a complimentary phone consultation with President and CEO David Schmiege.              in vein-specific practice management, marketing and revenue cycle management initiatives nationwide. “We have the experience, flexibility, structure and size to implement results quickly and to create the culture

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13 Jun 2019

DO YOUR OLDER PATIENTS REGARD THEIR HEALTH AS GOOD OR POOR?

    By Judith Graham A common myth about aging is that older adults are burdened by illness and feel lousy much of the time. In fact, the opposite is usually true. Most seniors report feeling distinctly positive about their health. Consider data from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey (the most

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12 Jun 2019

BUTTERFLY IQ WINS CE MARK FOR IPHONE-BASED PORTABLE ULTRASOUND SYSTEM  

            Connecticut-based Butterfly Network, already selling in the United States, has won the CE Mark and is releasing its single-probe, hand-held, full-body Butterfly iQ portable ultrasound system in Europe. The product consists of a transducer that plugs right into an iPhone or iPad via the Lightning port, and uses a

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12 Jun 2019

PK PAPYRUS NOW AVAILABLE IN U.S. FOR CRISIS CORONARY PERFORATIONS

              BIOTRONIK is releasing in the United States its PK Papyrus-covered coronary stent, the first new device in many years to be used as an emergency therapy for acute coronary perforations. Because so few of these are expected to be used, but are expected to save many lives, the FDA

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12 Jun 2019

VEINPIX ALLOWS PATIENTS TO SEND LEG PIXS  QUESTIONS FROM HOME

Realizing the benefits of telemedicine for both medical practices and their patients, Vein Specialists of America (VSA) has created a virtual vein screening platform to give vein practices nationwide the ability to offer virtual screenings to their patients. VeinPIX is a professional way for vein practices to encourage patients to

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12 Jun 2019

LEGSTHERAPYAPY.COM OFFERS VENACTIVE COMPRESSION SOCKS

LegsTherapyapy.com is offering VenActive Active Comfort Unisex 15-20 mmHg moderate compression socks designed for work or everyday wear. Moderate compression is encouraged for tired, .achy legs, occupational swelling or evening edema, and leg discomfort from long hours of standing or sitting The Venactive Active Comfort Unisex 15-20 mmHg cushioned compression

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