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  1. Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in SurveyRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | Health.com

    Americans are less trusting of the medical profession than people in many other countries - even though they often like their own doctor, a new report finds. Based on data from an international health care survey, the United States is near the bottom of the list when it comes to public trust in the medical establishment, Harvard researchers report.

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  2. Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital Finalize Agreement Forming New Health SystemRead the original story

    49 min ago | Business Wire

    Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital today announced that they had finalized their agreement to establish a new health care system. The new system, which has been approved by the Department of Public Health and reviewed by the Health Policy Commission, will be known as Wellforce.

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  3. Americans' Trust in Doctors Is FallingRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | Live Science

    Americans' trust in the medical profession has plummeted in recent years, and lags well behind public attitudes toward doctors in many other countries, according to a new report. That lack of trust comes from how Americans' perceive doctors' motivations , said Robert Blendon, a professor of health policy and political analysis at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and co-author of the new report.

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  4. Oklahoma judge allows law banning abortion-inducing drugs to take effectRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Raw Story

    An Oklahoma judge said on Wednesday he will allow a law that bans abortion-inducing drugs to take effect as planned on Nov. 1, over the objections of abortion rights advocates who said the measure is poor public health policy that could put women at risk. Oklahoma District Court Judge Robert Stuart turned down a request by abortion rights groups to halt the measure from taking effect.

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  5. Oklahoma Judge Allows Law Banning Abortion Pills To Take EffectRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Switched

    An Oklahoma judge said on Wednesday he will allow a law that bans abortion-inducing drugs to take effect as planned on Nov. 1, over the objections of abortion rights advocates who said the measure is poor public health policy that could put women at risk. Oklahoma District Court Judge Robert Stuart turned down a request by abortion rights groups to halt the measure from taking effect.

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  6. 4You may want to thank George W. Bush - not Obamacare - for the remarkable Medicare cost slowdownRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Washington Post

    The cost of Medicare has been slowing dramatically in recent years, leading to much head-scratching by health economists and much credit-mongering by politicians. President Obama, for instance, claimed earlier this month that his Affordable Care Act is driving down both Medicare costs and the overall cost of healthcare.

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  7. Modernizing Medicine Co-Founders Daniel Cane and Dr. Michael Sherling ...Read the original story

    4 hrs ago | Business Wire

    Modernizing Medicine, Inc. , creator of the Electronic Medical AssistantA , a cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic medical record system, announced today its co-founders Daniel Cane and Dr. Michael Sherling were recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the Leadership in Health Care Award. The award was presented to Cane and Sherling at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 3rd Annual Summit on October 22, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Each year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce selects a representative from a company that has made significant contributions and shown tremendous leadership in the health care sector.

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  8. [Joint press release] The European Health Community welcomes...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | European Public Health Alliance

    October 22th 2014, Brussels - The NGO signatories of this statement wholeheartedly welcome the announcement of the reversal of the decision by President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker to move the competence for pharmaceutical and medical devices to the enterprise directorate . Following negotiations within the European Parliament and concerns expressed by a number of member states, President-elect Juncker stated today that the "responsibility for medicines and pharmaceutical products will stay with the Directorate-General for Health because I agree with you that medicines are not goods like any other.

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  9. Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions Lead to Increased Patient CostsRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | P&T Community

    A new study has found that patient costs are higher in hospital-owned physician groups compared with physician-owned organizations. The counterintuitive findings, published October 21 in JAMA , come as a growing number of local hospitals and large, multi-hospital systems in the U.S. are acquiring physician groups and medical practices.

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  10. FDA Advisors Recommend Approval of Kalydeco (Ivacaftor) for Use in...Read the original story

    4 hrs ago | P&T Community

    FDA Advisors Recommend Approval of Kalydeco for Use in Cystic Fibrosis Patients Aged 6 and Older With R117H Mutation The FDA's Pulmonary Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee has voted 13-2 to recommend approval of Kalydeco in cystic fibrosis patients 6 years of age and older who have the R117H mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulatory gene, which is the indication currently being reviewed by the FDA. Advisory committees provide the FDA with independent scientific and medical advice on the safety, effectiveness, and appropriate use of potential new medications.

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  11. FDA Accepts New Drug Application for Aripiprazole Lauroxil for Treatment of SchizophreniaRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | P&T Community

    The FDA has accepted for filing a new drug application for aripiprazole lauroxil , an investigational, once-monthly injectable atypical antipsychotic for the treatment of schizophrenia. Under the Prescription Drug User Fee Act , the FDA's target action date for the aripiprazole lauroxil NDA is August 22, 2015.

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  12. Tufts, LGH seal the dealRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Home

    Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital on Wednesday announced they have finalized their agreement to establish a new healthcare system. The new system, which has been approved by the Department of Public Health and reviewed by the Health Policy Commission, will be known as Wellforce.

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  13. Walmart's Affordable Care ActRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Slate Magazine

    ... plans, they have a hard time because the information is so complex," says Ateev Mehrotra, professor of health care policy and medicine at Harvard Medical School. "A lot of times patients are not choosing the best plan for them." The DirectHealth.com ...

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  14. Nurses also have to confront to costs of careRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Kevin, M.D.

    ... of this country as well, mainly the poor, uninsured, and under-served. With changes in insurance and health care policy, the conversation about health care costs is about to change drastically in this country, and care providers will be at the ...

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  15. Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Recognizes Success of the Palmer ...Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | Business Wire

    The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress commends the National Institutes of Health , National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine , for awarding the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research , the largest research effort within the chiropractic community, and its partners in the Department of Veterans Affairs, a grant totaling $718,241. The generous grant will support a three-year research-planning project that addresses questions related to the integration of chiropractic services into the Veterans Health Administration and the development of clinical practice guidelines for veterans with musculoskeletal and mental health conditions.

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  16. You may want to thank George W. Bush -- not Obamacare -- for the remarkable Medicare cost slowdownRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    The cost of Medicare has been slowing dramatically in recent years, leading to much head-scratching by health economists and much credit-mongering by politicians. President Obama, for instance, claimed earlier this month that his Affordable Care Act is driving down both Medicare costs and the overall cost of healthcare.

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  17. Juncker u-turn puts pharma in health Commissioner's portfolioRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | EurActiv.com

    Pharmaceutical drugs, and medical technology, will remain under the department of health in the next Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, the President-elect, confirmed on Wednesday . The responsibility for the policy on pharmaceuticals was initially put under the supervision of Elzbieta Bienkowska, the Polish Commissioner-designate responsible for the EU's Single Market, Industry and Enterprises, as well as SMEs.

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  18. Health care comparison shopping could save consumers money -...Read the original story

    9 hrs ago | Politico

    CAN COMPARING HEALTH COSTS SAVE CONSUMERS DOUGH?: Consumers who used an online tool to price-shop for medical services saved money, according to a new study that health economists hailed as evidence that market forces could pressure providers to lower health care costs. The Journal of the American Medical Association study examined the medical shopping habits of half a million consumers who have access to Castlight Health's price-comparison platform through employer-sponsored insurance.

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  19. The view from nowhere? How think tanks work to shape health policyRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | CiteULike

    Think tanks seek to shape the business of government by offering policy expertise in a number of areas, including health care. This expertise tends to be presented as ?the view from nowhere? ? independent, value-neutral expertise that can inform policy.

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  20. Will the Real Mike Pence Please Stand Up?Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Forbes.com

    ... policy for National Review. The other contributors to The Apothecary are: Josh Archambault, Director of Health Care Policy at the Pioneer Institute in Boston; Robert Book of the American Action Forum; Chris Conover, Research Scholar in the Center ...

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