Healthcare Policy

The FDA has issued a final rule intended to ensure patients are better informed about their breast tissue density when undergoing mammography. Read More ›

A new report released by the American Cancer Society (ACS) shows that the incidence of colorectal cancer is rapidly increasing among younger individuals, and the disease is also being diagnosed at more advanced stages in people of all ages. Read More ›

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has broadened access to Medicare telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their physicians without having to travel to a healthcare facility. Clinicians can bill immediately for services starting March 6, 2020. Read More ›

Oral Parity Laws Could Reduce Disparities in Cancer Care
San Diego, CA—Great progress has been made in the fight against cancer, but not all patients have benefited equally. Disparities exist among specific populations in terms of survival and cancer-related mortality, incidence and prevalence, as well as adverse health conditions, according to Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD, Director, Office of Cancer Health Equity, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center, Winston-Salem, NC. Dr Winkfield discussed the topic at the 2019 ASCO Quality Care Symposium. Read More ›

Biosimilars are crucial for improving patient access to biologic drugs at an affordable cost. Biologics are now key in the treatment of cancer and autoimmune conditions. But cost remains an obstacle to access to drug therapy. Read More ›

A closer look at the $2.7 trillion spent on healthcare in the United States in 2011 reveals a system of extreme imbalances, characterized by excessive consumption of care on the one hand, and lack of access to necessary care on the other. Read More ›

A January 14, 2015, report published by the Institute of Medicine (IOM)1 walks a fine line between the competing clinical-data-sharing comfort zones of pharmaceutical companies, physician associations, patient groups, and other advocacy organizations. Read More ›

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