FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb MD, said, “The FDA shares the goal of ensuring that American patients have access to quality and affordable care that meets their needs.”
April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Katie Burk, MPH, presented measures undertaken by the city of San Francisco to provide integrated responses to the concurrent HIV/HCV and opioid public health epidemics.
Proposed budget cuts from the Trump administration can seriously hamper efforts to address antimicrobial resistance.
Antibiotic resistance has a high mortality rate, and the problem is growing as manufacturers retreat from investing in new drugs and diagnostic tests.
During 1996-2014, a total of 195 outbreak investigations implicated an imported food, resulting in 10,685 illnesses, 1,017 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths.
According to the 2015 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report, prescription drugs are the fastest growing expense.
There’s currently less than a five-day supply, group says.
Many believe meds supported by stronger evidence than the law requires to achieve designation.
Reps from physician, hospital, patient safety organizations explore need for national guidelines.
Supreme Court rules states can’t force health insurers to turn over data.
Changes to schedule for HPV, pneumococcal, and meningococcal vaccines.
Bipartisan issues could be on agenda, including elimination of proposed tax on medical devices.
Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said contaminated duodenoscopes were associated with 142 patient infections.
Officials with IDSA urge “specific benchmarks” for treating and preventing spread of MDR-TB.
Hospital prices positively associated with indicators of hospital market power.
However, gaps in access to care and affordability still seen, especially for low-income adults.
Increase in 2014 followed five consecutive years of historically low health care spending.
Technology’s strongest points are improving access to care, providing continuity of care.
Medicare physician fee schedule shows expected Medicare pay increase reduced for all specialties.