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Reform Update: Ascension Health bars Genentech sales reps from its hospitals
Bob Herman | October 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Pharmaceutical giant Genentech has come under a maelstrom of criticism from hospitals for its decision to change its distribution methods for three widely used cancer drugs, and now the nation's largest not-for-profit health system is responding with a bold message.
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Genentech's distribution change for cancer drugs upsets hospitals
Bob Herman | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Drugmaker Genentech is changing the way it ships three high-profile cancer drugs to hospitals, which are concerned that the new process will grossly inflate their already high costs and potentially affect patient care. Genentech contends the change is designed to ensure patient safety and access to...
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Google's health startup forges venture with AbbVie
Associated Press | September 03, 2014
Google's ambitious health startup is teaming up with biotechnology drugmaker AbbVie in a $500 million joint venture that will try to develop new ways to treat cancer and other diseases such as Alzheimer's.
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Google Glass-focused startup raises funds, joining others bringing Glass to healthcare
Darius Tahir | August 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Startup tech firm Wearable Intelligence, which has already garnered attention for using Google Glass in healthcare, has raised nearly $7.9 million of a planned $8.37 funding round, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
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Sloan-Kettering sees higher outpatient volume, payment rates
Beth Kutscher | August 06, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center saw an 89.1% increase in its operating surplus in the first half of the year from improved payment rates and higher outpatient volume.
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HHS fights back to keep expanded 340B drug discounts
Jaimy Lee | June 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The drug industry scored a victory last month against the Obama administration's plans to give hospitals millions of dollars in discounts through the 340B program on orphan drugs. But HHS is sticking to its position that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act promises breaks on the...
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Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions
Associated Press | May 15, 2014
Every person covered by Medicare would shell out an additional $3 a month if the government agreed to pay to screen certain current and former smokers for lung cancer, a new study estimates.
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Letters to the Editor: CEO's contract can reveal a hospital's true mission
Modern Healthcare | May 10, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
We believe that if you want to understand what a hospital's primary mission truly is—financial performance or quality patient care—you should skip the mission statement and go directly to the CEO's contract.
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Google launches health company Calico
Associated Press | September 18, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Google says it has launched a new health company, called Calico, that will focus on aging and related diseases.
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House Democrats want tougher drug-tracking legislation
Jonathan Block | June 04, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A U.S. House-passed bill to establish a national system for tracking pharmaceutical drugs through the supply chain to thwart counterfeit medicines faces opposition from some Democrats, who say they want a tougher bill.
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