PharmaAGs Urge Federal Action on PBM 'Abuses'
A bipartisan coalition of 39 AGs wants Congress and the FTC 'to ensure fulsome regulation of PBMs nationwide.'
InnovationFDA Issues Alert on Smartwatches, Smart Rings for Diabetes Management
The agency is warning that no devices have been approved that can accurately measure a user?s blood glucose without piercing...
PayerIn California, Faceoff Between Major Insurer and Health System Shows Hazards of Consolidation
A KFF analysis found widespread evidence that consolidation of health providers leads to higher healthcare prices for private insurance.
PharmaPatients See First Savings From Biden's Drug Price Push, as Pharma Lines Up Its Lawyers
The law represents the most significant overhaul for the U.S. drug marketplace in decades.
InnovationCould This Be The Key to Rural Telehealth Scalability?
A collaboration between Rochester University Medical Center and Five Star Bank is putting telehealth kiosks in bank branches, offering new...
PayerStates Target Health Insurers' 'Prior Authorization' Red Tape
Last year, lawmakers in 29 states and Washington, D.C., considered some 90 bills to limit prior authorization requirements.
TechnologyFDA Repeatedly Rejected Safety Claims Made by Philips After the CPAP Recall but Waited to Alert the Public, Emails Show
As Philips reassured patients that millions of recalled machines were safe, internal emails show federal regulators privately told the company...
TechnologyCedars-Sinai Creates an Avatar for Mental Health Treatment
The Los Angeles health system has launched XAIA, an AI-enhanced VR app designed for use with the new Apple Vision...
PharmaHHS Opens Drug Price Dickering
With newfound authority granted by the IRA, HHS bids on 10 drugs selected for the first round of negotiations.
PharmaThe FTC Is Attacking Drugmakers' 'Patent Thickets'
Regulators say drugmakers illegitimately use the patents to prevent competitors from offering cheaper generics.
PharmaRecords Show Publix Opioid Sales Grew Even as Addiction Crisis Prompted Other Chains' Pullback
While national pharmacy chains like CVS and Walgreens were dispensing fewer of the highly addictive drugs, Publix's sales were soaring.
TechnologyTech on the Front Lines: New Tools Help FQHCs Close Care Gaps
Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) are using telehealth and digital health tools to improve access and erase care siloes for...