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California voters reject proposal to limit drug prices

California voters reject proposal to limit drug prices

By Maria Castellucci and Shelby Livingston  |  November 12, 2016

Voters rejected California's controversial drug price measure, putting an end to an expensive ballot initiative that sought to appeal to a public increasingly frustrated by high drug prices.

Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards Agency of the Year: The Bloc

By David May  |  November 10, 2016

The New York-based ad agency, which focuses solely on healthcare, has been busy helping companies and organizations build brands and relationships, but it's also created groundbreaking social media platforms in-house for education and advocacy efforts.

Taking the initiative in healthcare: Will California voters cap drug prices?

Taking the initiative in healthcare: Will California voters cap drug prices?

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 22, 2016

The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation circulated petitions to get an initiative on the Nov. 8 ballot that would cap what state agencies pay for drugs at the price negotiated by the VA. And polls suggest the proposal, Proposition 61, has a strong chance of winning.

RxArt taps top artists to help kids

RxArt taps top artists to help kids

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 06, 2016

RxArt's simple mission is to help children heal through the power of art by taking their mind off their surroundings, even for just a little while.

Data Points for June 27, 2016

Data Points for June 27, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 25, 2016

Data Points for June 27/July 4, 2016, covered the following topics: The transgender population, prevalence of some diseases in the transgender population and lack of access to care for transgender people.

What, me buy insurance?

What, me buy insurance?

By Bob Herman  |  May 14, 2016

The tax penalty and other measures designed to get younger, healthier people to sign up for individual plans on the ACA's insurance exchanges have not accomplished their mission of preventing adverse selection.

Genome sequencing rated top advance of past 40 years

Genome sequencing rated top advance of past 40 years

By Joseph Conn  |  March 26, 2016

The sequencing of the human genome—an achievement that capped a 13-year, $3 billion international effort funded by the federal government—represents the most significant breakthrough in healthcare over the past 40 years, according to Modern Healthcare readers.

Charlie Sheen's latest role: public health promoter

Charlie Sheen's latest role: public health promoter

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 27, 2016

Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen was called a lot of things when he was making headlines for antics involving hookers and blow. Now he's being called something else entirely: public health promoter.

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