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Mainstreaming Behavioral Health Must Be Central to Our Health Reform Agenda

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:00:00 -0400

In a few short weeks, America will have elected its next president. Regardless of who is elected, continuing to reform health care is certain to be on the agenda. There are few truly bi-partisan ideas in health care reform, but try this one for size: greater integration of behavioral health training into [...]

China's Richest Healthcare Billionaires Are Prospering Amid Growing Demand For Drugs

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:45:00 -0400

Thirty members of FORBES list of China's 400 Richest made their fortunes in the healthcare business -- all but one of them in pharmaceuticals.

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How Partnerships Can Be The Best Prescription For Cash-Strapped Healthcare Startups

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:57:00 -0400

Scott Bailey’s funding advice for healthcare startups isn’t about funding at all. The managing director of MassChallenge, a nonprofit accelerator that takes no equity, thinks that corporate partnerships are the best way to scale innovation.

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After 'Female Viagra,' Muscular Dystrophy Drug, Will FDA Stand Firmer Against Pressure To Approve?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:46:00 -0400

The FDA has approved at least two drugs recently that critics and some agency staff lacked adequate evidence of safety and effectiveness. As a result, will the agency become more forceful in urging drug makers to conduct better studies?

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The Future Of Health Care Is In Data Analytics

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:56:00 -0400

Through telehealth, companies are collecting lots of data about patients. The next step is figuring out how to use it.

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Four Ways To Level The Field Between Retail And Institutional Biotech Investors

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:45:00 -0400

(REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images) Occasionally I like to highlight early-stage and independent work in life sciences, apart from the low-market-cap public companies in which I invest for the Life Sciences Fund. Last week I discussed several good ideas being developed in reproductive medicine and women’s health. Today I’ll look at biotechnology research. Not [...]

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The Third-Leading Cause Of Death Is Preventable, But Candidates Don't Mention It

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:13:00 -0400

It is more likely to kill you than terrorism. It has profoundly impacted virtually every American family. So this election year, why aren’t politicians at all levels of government talking about the third-leading cause of death in America—preventable errors in healthcare? The statistics are staggering: more than 500 patients per day [...]

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SAPVoice: Supply Chain Futurists Predict The Impact Of Digital Transformation

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:14:00 -0400

Digitization isn’t merely a buzzword. The digital transformation of your business can have a serious impact on your organization – particularly as it applies to your supply chain operations. For instance, a digital supply chain can lower procurement costs by 20%, reduce supply chain process costs by 50%, and increase revenue [...]

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The Challenge Of Providing Early Access To Potential Life-Saving Drugs

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:09:00 -0400

Let’s not use the eteplirsen approval as a way to lobby for new ways to put constraints on the biopharmaceutical industry.

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How One Insurer Makes Obamacare Work When Others Cannot

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:00:00 -0400

But Centene is taking steps to maintain a presence for poor Americans buying coverage as rivals including Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealth Group leave, saying they cannot make a go of it on the Obamacare exchanges.

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EpiPen Competitor Auvi-Q To Return To Market, Promising Lower Costs For Patients

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:58:00 -0400

The last time Auvi-Q was sold, it didn't lower costs. Will this time be different?

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How To Help Your Struggling Teenager: One Counselor's Perspective

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:29:00 -0400

Shutterstock Teenagers are under more pressure than ever before. Many of these challenges are familiar: trying to find their self-identity, gain independence and fit in with their peers. However, teenagers are facing new challenges such associal media, digital technology and gender identity. I wanted to gain a better understanding of the types [...]

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Obama Administration Turns To Tech Companies To Enroll Gig Workers

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:50:00 -0400

The combination of a robust freelance work platforms and an ACA-overhauled health coverage system has unleashed a dramatic labor shift in the past several years.

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ObamaCare Just Made My Eyes Water

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:52:00 -0400

Increases averaging 25% will do that to you. Simon Constable explains.

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Hillary-Supporting Trial Lawyer Says She's Up For 'Dream Job' At Clinton White House

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:40:00 -0400

Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, gives a thumbs up to the crowd right before walking off stage during a campaign rally in Cleveland on Oct. 21. One of her supporters, Lisa Baron Blue, told a crowd of fellow trial lawyers last week that she is interviewing for a job [...]

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Despite Obamacare Woes, Centene Grows From Medicaid Expansion

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:14:00 -0400

Centene Corp. will be the last insurer to offer coverage in the Phoenix area on the public exchange under the Affordable Care Act.

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SAPVoice: 'Shark Tank For Students' Redefines Entrepreneurship

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:12:00 -0400

By Christopher Putvinski, SAP "What gave you the idea for this?” was the question that came from the four-person panel of judges. Standing alone in front of a 100-person crowd, the teenager, who could not have been older than 16, responded, without hesitating, “I personally deal with homelessness, and so, what has [...]

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Can The Placebo Effect Really Work Without Deception? Maybe, Maybe Not

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:40:00 -0400

New research tests the limits of the placebo effect by removing deception from the equation, but the results aren't without caveats

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Insurers Concerned As New Legal Guidelines Are Drafted By Prominent Group

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400

Insurers are concerned by the early returns from the American Law Institute as it dedicates one of its Restatements to liability insurance - a project that could result in suggested new guidelines for judges handling those cases. The ALI completed its most recent session dedicated to its Restatement of the Law [...]

Medical Marijuana Use Drops For Those 65 And Older

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:53:00 -0400

Those who missed the years of freer drug use in the 1960s and '70s may feel a stigma with marijuana that is harder for them to overcome, advocates say.

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Why Lying Becomes Easier Over Time: It's A 'Slippery Slope', Study Finds

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:58:00 -0400

Most of us have done it at some point--telling that small white lie . While it may be difficult at first, what happens next time you consider doing it may actually be your brain preparing you for your next attempt at it. And it appears that doing so leads to changes in [...]

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The Top 4 Flu Treatments That Do Not Work (And 2 That Do)

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:30:00 -0400

Your local pharmacy has shelf after shelf of flu remedies. None of them cure the flu, and some of them do nothing at all, despite the claims or implied claims on the label. Here's a guide to a few of them.

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Medicare Awards Value-Based Mental Health And Telepsychiatry Projects

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:00:00 -0400

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is the latest health insurer to reward telehealth and related technology to help better coordinate mental health treatment with psychiatrists and other behavioral health providers.

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EpiPen Shows A Path To Solve The Bigger Drug Pricing Challenge

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:50:00 -0400

Scrutiny of the high list price of the drug EpiPen, used for the emergency treatment of certain allergic reactions,exposed some of the craziness and inefficiency in how drugs are priced. But it also reveals problems with how certain medicines are developed.   Drugs like EpiPen fall into a category of products that [...]

Researchers Take First Steps Toward A Preventative Alzheimer's Pill

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:03:00 -0400

A new study points to an innovative way of potentially slowing Alzheimer's earlier in life

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Why Asia's Healthcare Startups Need To Do More Than Clone Western Success Stories

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:57:00 -0400

Can some of the healthcare innovation seen in the West be easily copied and applied in the East? There are some major differences between the regions that make this challenging.

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