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The MedsEngine: Chronic Condition Management Takes a Leap

The MedsEngine is one of the first of the new digital tools that facilitates far more effective chronic condition management
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The Medicare Coverage Gap: What Will the Donut Hole Look Like...

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The Medicare coverage gap is present in most Medicare plans,but it's been getting smaller in recent years. Here's what to expect in 2021.
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Opioids and Infertility – What You and Your Doctor Should Know

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Many women of childbearing age are affected by use & misuse of opioids. The impact on fertility & infertility treatment should be considered.
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Drug Rebates: New Executive Order Only Addresses Part of the Problem

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Drug rebates often mean consumers pay more for drugs. Manufacturers raise list prices to cover PBM rebates. We pay a percent of list price.
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Exciting New Research on COVID-19: BTK Inhibition

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A small study of seriously ill COVID-19 patients administered acalabrutinib, a BTK inhibitor and repurposed lymphoma drug, showed very promising results.
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The Promising Future of Nanomedicine and Nanoparticles

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Nanomedicine and nanoparticles have the potential to revolutionize cancer therapeutics because they should be able to deliver the drug with more precision.
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Coronavirus Pandemic Requires Rejecting Pharma’s Business As Usual

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URGENT ACTION REQUIRED Dozens of lawmakers have called on the Trump Administration and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, a former drug executive,...
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Five Reasons Why You Should Participate in Clinical Trials

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There is an urgent and never-ending need for patient participation in clinical trials, Here are five reasons why you should consider volunteering for one.
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Healthy Life Extended by Eight Years in a Landmark Study

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We know we can extend healthy life using readily available medications and a team-based, systematic approach. But, do we have the will to do it?
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Step Therapy: Why Fail First for Everyone is Not a Good...

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Physicians may endorse step therapy for medical reasons but when it is used solely to save the system money, it can harm people with chronic illnesses.
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Recent Advances in the Treatment of Cancer

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Cancer treatment has advanced significantly over the past few decades, due in large part to research performed by pharmaceutical companies. Learn about some of the medications ARIAD Pharmaceuticals has brought to the market and how they’ve impacted cancer treatment.

Why Drug Discovery is So Hard and High Risk

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Getting a drug to market takes years of research and requires regulatory approval before it can be used to treat a disease. Learn about the process in this article.