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Bayer dismisses Essure concerns as safety, legal claims mount Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00
 
Conor Hale reports for Fierce Healthcare on July 27, 2018:
Bayer pushed back on the clinical safety of its Essure contraceptive implant-a week after the company said it would pull the device from the market at the end of the year due to poor sales-as public and legal pressure continue to mount regarding reports of excessive fatigue, pain and bleeding.The company characterized safety concerns as "based on anecdotal reports, rather than science," telling women and healthcare providers that no "reliable scientific evidence" exists to suggest new problems with the permanent birth control implant, and sought to minimize the FDA's adverse event system.
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Last Updated on Monday, 30 July 2018 17:14
 
Trump administration proposes altering rule on drug rebates Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 July 2018 13:47

The Trump administration has proposed a rule that would scale back protections currently in place that allow rebates between drug manufacturers and insurers and pharmacy benefits managers, according to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) website. Details of the proposed rule have not yet been made public, but its title on the OMB site refers to removing the safe harbor protection for rebates from the anti-kickback law.

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Last Updated on Friday, 24 August 2018 17:06
 
More Pregnant Women Are Having Heart Attacks. But Why? Print E-mail
Written by Live Science   
Friday, 20 July 2018 16:44
 
Women who are pregnant may not spend much time worrying about their own hearts, but a new study suggests that the risk of having a heart attack during pregnancy or within six months of giving birth is on the rise in the U.S. Researchers found that, from 2002 to 2014, the risk of a pregnant woman having a heart attack increased by 25 percent, with rates rising from 7.1 women per 100,000 women hospitalized during pregnancy in 2002 to 9.5 women per 100,000 in 2014. (Women who had heart attacks within six weeks of giving birth are included in these statistics.) Although the overall risk of a pregnant woman having a heart attack is low, the findings show that even young women are susceptible to heart disease, said lead author Dr. Nathaniel Smilowitz, an interventional cardiologist at NYU Langone Health in New York City.
 
 
Last Updated on Friday, 20 July 2018 16:46
 
Trump administration halts billions in insurance payments under Obamacare Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 July 2018 16:46
 
Reuters reports on July 7 that the Trump administration on Saturday halted billions of dollars in payments to health insurers under the Obamacare healthcare law, saying that a recent federal court ruling prevents the money from being disbursed. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers programs under the Affordable Care Act, said the action affects $10.4 billion in risk adjustment payments. The payments are intended to help stabilize health insurance markets by compensating insurers that had sicker, more expensive enrollees in 2017.
 
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Last Updated on Monday, 09 July 2018 17:11
 
Healthcare system battles obesity while others appear to encourage it Print E-mail
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Monday, 02 July 2018 16:17
 
It's no secret that obesity is skyrocketing globally and is particularly severe in the U.S. We're #1 among industrialized nations. Equally clear is obesity's role in coronary artery disease, stroke, adult onset diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, some cancers and other diseases and conditions. Considering this, several headlines from last week are disturbing...
 
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Last Updated on Monday, 06 August 2018 17:49
 
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