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McConnell plans floor vote on Graham-Cassidy bill

What seemed like a long shot just last week is suddenly inching closer to reality. Legislation crafted by GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy is expected to get a floor vote next week.

The FDA Encourages New Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is collaborating with patients, academics, and the pharmaceutical industry to encourage the development of new treatments for sickle cell disease (SCD).

CMS looks for new ideas to promote healthcare competition

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said her agency will issue a ‘request for information’ on new ideas that would redirect the innovation center responsible for creating new provider payment models.

Sudden departure of Envision's physician-staffing leader raises investors' eyebrows

The departure of Robert Coward caught investors by surprise, given that Envision has not pointed to specific problems with its crucial physician-staffing business in recent quarters.

Bayer to halt sales of Essure sterilization device outside of the U.S.

Bayer will stop selling its sterilization device Essure outside the U.S., the company announced late Monday.

Neos Therapeutics Receives U.S. FDA Approval of Adzenys ER (amphetamine) Extended-Release Oral Suspension for ADHD

DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Neos Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:NEOS), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing innovative extended-release products using its proprietary…

FDA Approves Trelegy Ellipta (fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol) for the Treatment of COPD

London UK – 18 September 2017 — GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) and Innoviva, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVA) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved once-daily, single inhaler triple therapy fluticasone…

Attorneys general in 35 states want health insurers to review pain management policies

Attorneys general from nearly three dozen states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are urging health insurers to review their policies for pain management treatment to spark higher use of alternatives to opioid prescriptions.

Will Epic's new record-sharing tool solve interoperability challenges?

Though Epic’s Share Everywhere reaches a greater level of interoperability than what currently exists, complete electronic sharing of patient medical records remains elusive.

No bare counties again: Anthem to stay in Va. exchange

Anthem’s decision to stay in dozens of Virginia counties that would have had no individual exchange insurance options for 2018 means there are once again no “bare” U.S. counties.

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