January 21, 2019
By Kenneth E. Thorpe
The Trump administration is poised to undermine seniors’ access to lifesaving medications.
It recently proposed a rule that would weaken patient protections within Medicare’s “Part D” prescription drug benefit
January 25, 2019
About 40 million Medicare beneficiaries suffer from at least two chronic diseases. A new proposal from the Trump administration could result in worse outcomes for their conditions.
In an effort to reduce drug spending, the Department of
PFCD applauds efforts to support the fight against costly chronic disease with rebate reforms
February 1, 2019 (WASHINGTON, D.C) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) shared the following statement commending the access improvements in the Administration’s rebate
October 25, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) Addressing the burden of chronic disease to promote better health acutely depends upon enhancing not restricting access to evidence-based preventive and medical care, including physician-administered prescription drugs. We have grave concerns that the
By Kevin Stankiewicz
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at 6:31 AM
Finding the right Medicare plan is important for all seniors -- but especially those with multiple, chronic diseases. The enrollment period began last week and runs through Dec. 7.
The Medicare open enrollment
By Kenneth Thorpe
August 30, 2018
Almost 4 million Americans suffer from gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis that causes devastating pain.
For decades, this disease largely flew under doctors’ radar. Experts mistakenly believed that gout-related spending
By Kenneth E. Thorpe
1:48 pm EDT
Monday, September 10, 2018
Connecticut residents could soon enjoy lower pharmacy bills.
Gov. Dannel Malloy just signed a law, H.B. 5384, designed to boost transparency among pharmacy benefit managers, health insurers, and drug manufacturers. The
Government agencies, payers and providers are increasingly seeking to simplify care for patients with long-term health conditions.
U.S. News & World Report
By Gaby Galvin Staff Writer
Aug. 23, 2018, at 4:51 p.m.
CHRONIC DISEASES – including heart
The Detriot News
August 8, 2018
About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 1.5 million more are diagnosed each year. More than 25 percent of our seniors have diabetes, and minority populations are at the greatest risk of developing this disease. African Americans,