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Results highlight urgent need to address affordability
Under CMS proposed rule, price concessions would be reflected at point of sale
Federal health officials reported Monday that the number of cases under investigation for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) appears to have peaked for 2018 and will continue to decline for the rest of the year. According to CDC, 134 cases of AFM have been confirmed in 33 states out of 299 reported cases this year.
Outpatient antibiotic stewardship can develop in various forms
HHS on Thursday announced it will implement the long-delayed final rule for enforcing 340B drug ceiling price transparency on January 1, 2019. Enforcement will be maintained through a closed website available to 340B participating hospitals and providers. Federal regulators will post drug pricing information on the site.
Paying close attention to discharge meds could reduce harmful overtreatment
Tools abound for assessing polypharmacy
To the relief of patient advocates, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is recommending that physicians be encouraged to offer an HIV prophylaxis to individuals at high risk for contracting the virus. PrEP, as the therapy is known, received regulatory approval for treatment of HIV in 2004 and was indicated for prevention 8 years later.
First to apply to IR opioids intended for outpatient settings