Medtechs top pharma in cash to doctors for consulting, travel: Health Affairs

Medtechs top pharma in cash to doctors for consulting, travel: Health Affairs

Dive Brief: Medical device companies spent more money in non-research payments to physicians between 2014 and 2017 than drug companies, an analysis published Monday in the journal Health Affairs found. The payments covered services like royalties, consulting and speaking fees,

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Nonprofit hospitals spent less on charity care than for-profit, government facilities: Health Affairs

Nonprofit hospitals spent less on charity care than for-profit, government facilities: Health Affairs

Dive Brief: New research quantifying how charitable hospitals in different ownership categories are shows that, in aggregate, nonprofit hospitals spent $2.30 of every $100 in total expenses on charity care, which was less than government ($4.10) and for-profit hospitals ($3.80).

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Health Affairs’ Alan Weil reflects on 1 year of COVID-19

Health Affairs' Alan Weil reflects on 1 year of COVID-19

This article is part of a series on what the healthcare industry looks like one year after the novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic and life in the United States began to drastically change. As the editor-in-chief of Health Affairs,

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Hospital-backed housing brings positive social return on investment: Health Affairs

Hospital-backed housing brings positive social return on investment: Health Affairs

Dive Brief: A hospital-sponsored affordable housing program targeting social determinants of health in Baltimore is having a positive social impact on the community, according to a study published Monday in Health Affairs. Rather than quantifying traditional return on investment, Health

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‘Critical’ Global Affairs Canada services disrupted amid coronavirus cases at offices – National

‘Critical’ Global Affairs Canada services disrupted amid coronavirus cases at offices - National

Some critical services have been disrupted at Global Affairs Canada (GAC) following “several” confirmed cases of COVID-19 in its Ottawa-based offices, emails obtained by Global News show. Read more: ‘Loneliness pandemic’: Work from home during COVID-19 takes mental toll

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Trudeau names new foreign affairs, transport ministers in virtual cabinet shuffle

Trudeau names new foreign affairs, transport ministers in virtual cabinet shuffle

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shuffled his cabinet, moving ministers around in three prominent files that will play key roles in addressing tensions with China, Huawei and the airline industry.Navdeep Bains, who has served as MP for Mississauga-Malton since

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Medicaid expansion could help hospitals financially recover from pandemic, Health Affairs study suggests

Community Health swings to Q3 profit, even as COVID-19 cases swelled

Dive Brief: Hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have benefited from declining uncompensated care costs and increased Medicaid revenue from 2013 to 2017, a cushion that could put them in a better position to financially

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Foreign affairs minister to meet with Belarus opposition leader on trip to Europe – National

Foreign affairs minister to meet with Belarus opposition leader on trip to Europe - National

OTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is putting his frequent flyer points where his mouth is.Champagne says he is determined to project Canada’s foreign policy as a defender of human rights while forging alliances with trusted, longtime allies.

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MedCity Pivot Podcast: A conversation with AstraZeneca’s U.S. Head of Medical Affairs Oncology

MedCity Pivot Podcast: A conversation with AstraZeneca’s U.S. Head of Medical Affairs Oncology

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women and accounts for about one-quarter of all cancer deaths in the United States: more than breast, prostate and colorectal cancers combined. While the treatment landscape is

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Health Affairs Article: Medicare Part D Plans Rarely Cover Brand-Name Drugs When Generics Are Available

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In 2019, an estimated forty-five million Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in one of the program’s Part D prescription drug plans. Recent news reports and other evidence suggest that Medicare Part D plans may be encouraging the use of brand-name drugs instead

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