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Tracey Walker
Fourteen things Trump needs to know about opioids
As President Trump promises fight the opioid epidemic, here are 14 things experts want him to know.
What's missing in hep C drugs
Payers have unmet needs in the changing hepatitis C (HCV) space, according to a recent survey. The survey, from Precision for Value, highlights what can be done to encourage payers to ease coverage policies for these drugs in the next wave of HCV treatment.
Researchers identify more effective, cost-efficient test for breast cancer risk
New findings reveal this genetic test to assess breast cancer risk could be more effective than others.
ACA uncertainty impacts rate of insured: What health execs should know
A Gallup-Healthways poll shows it will be important to monitor the uninsured trends in the coming months as the ACA hangs in the balance.
How to connect with the sickest, neediest patients
A new Commonwealth Fund survey on how Medicaid changes could affect this population, has experts weighing in on ways to resolve the healthcare disconnect.
How to make health price information more accessible to consumers
National survey and surveys in New York State, Florida, Texas, and New Hampshire point to a need for more actionable price information.
How one hospital reduced pediatric epilepsy emergency visits, admissions
Nationwide Children’s Hospital sees dramatic drop in ED visits and inpatient admissions for epilepsy patients with collaborative quality improvement project.
Game-changing cholesterol-buster further reduces heart attack, stroke
A new outcomes study shows that the PCSK9 inhibitor Repatha significantly reduced the risk of hard major adverse cardiovascular events in high-risk patients by 20%.
Partnership aims to make insulin more affordable
CVS, Novo Nordisk launch a prescription savings program to help patients afford essential medications.
Game changing idea: Specialty intensive medical home
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois partners with gastroenterology group to focus on Crohn’s disease patients.

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