How the AHCA Could Impact Patient Groups

How the AHCA Could Impact Patient Groups

Earlier this week, more than a dozen patient advocacy groups called for transparency in the Senate following closed-door negotiations over the American Health Care Act. The bill, which may replace the Affordable Care Act, was released today after closed-door...

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GOP Face New Healthcare Hurdles after No Healthcare Vote

Following the arrival and opposition to the GOP’s latest healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, republican lawmakers have begun to re-examine future healthcare possibilities. The healthcare battle began in March with the introduction of the American Health Care Act, and began a transitional period this past week without a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Proposed healthcare plans have included full ACA repeal without replacement and tax cuts. Read the full article here.

Novartis Seeks Approval for New Cancer Therapy

Novartis has submitted an approval application for its CART-T cell therapy to the FDA. The therapy, which has not yet been approved for any company by the agency, is targeted towards children and young adults suffering from Leukemia. In this new immunotherapy medicine, genetically re-engineered cells are programmed to target and kill cancer cells. The therapy was explored by regulatory experts at the FDA-hosted Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC). Read the full article here.

Novo Nordisk Partners with Glooko to Unveil Diabetes Monitoring App

Novo Nordisk and Glooko have unveiled their co-created diabetes monitoring app, Cornerstones4Care, of C4C. The app combines Novo Nordisk’s existing online content with Glooko’s technology to sync blood glucose and activity data from any exercise or activity monitoring device. The C4C app is currently available in the iPhone and Android app stores. The Novo-Glooko partnership is the latest in Novo Nordisk’s bid to “explore” digital health options. Read the full press release here.

PhRMA Launches National Drug Price Campaign

PhRMA introduced its latest drug-cost campaign, “Let’s Talk About Cost,” this week. The campaign will serve as a digital, print, and social effort to discuss the rising costs of care, and how to combat them. PhRMA members met with President Trump earlier this year to discuss drug prices and industry practices to lower the cost of vital medicines. The slogan and campaign will serve to educate consumers about care prices, insurance coverage, and care access. Read the full press release here.

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