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Partnership to Fight Infectious Disease Applauds Global Effort to Help Address AMR
Collaboration, investment and action essential to advancing greater overall health   July 9, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) The Partnership to Fight Infectious Disease (PFID) today released the following statement in response to the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers &
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Jul 9,2020
The great public health challenge of the 21st century: chronic diseases
  By Dr. Malaquías López – Professor of Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine at UNAM and Dr. Kenneth Thorpe, president of PFCD   En Español:  
Jul 7,2020
Partnership to Fight Infectious Disease Launched to Address Antimicrobial Resistance
National poll highlights broad voter concern around future threats of infectious disease; New initiative to convene stakeholders for greater collaboration in the #Fight4Health   June 25, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today announced a new initiative
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Jun 25,2020
PFCD Statement on Health Disparities and Race
June 9, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) stands united with voices speaking out against racism in the United States represented by the dual tragedies of George Floyd’s brutal death at the hands of Minneapolis police and the devastating impact COVID-19 is
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Jun 9,2020
New Medicare policy could help diabetes patients | Commentary
By KENNETH E. THORPE GUEST COLUMNIST | JUN 07, 2020 | 6:00 AM   Last week, President Trump delivered on a central promise of his presidency —
Jun 8,2020
CMS Demo To Lower Insulin Costs A Critical Step Forward for Patients
May 26, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) applauds the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) May 26th announcement of a voluntary demonstration program aimed at lowering out-of-pocket costs for insulin in the Medicare Part D program.  Today
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May 26,2020
HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters Vastly Out of Touch with Today’s Healthcare Realities and Patient Needs
May 8, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Today, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2021:     “The uncertainty of the current global
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May 9,2020
Correcting this faulty belief about COVID-19 will save lives
By Kenneth E. Thorpe Apr 12, 2020   In times of emergency, misperceptions can prove deadly. That's certainly the case today, amid widespread belief that COVID-19 mainly threatens older Americans.   In reality, those of any age suffering from an underlying health condition
Apr 15,2020
Another enemy emerges in the COVID-19 fight: Antibiotic-resistant bugs
By Kenneth Thorpe    Mar 31, 2020 1:01pm     Hospitals across the globe are overwhelmed with coronavirus patients. Many of those patients ultimately develop viral pneumonia, one of the most common symptoms. But a subset of patients must fight another—
Apr 1,2020
Trump administration’s new insurance rule puts sick patients at risk
Proposal ultimately would drive up healthcare spending   February 27, 2020   Roughly half of sick Americans struggle to afford their prescription drugs. And a new rule from the Trump administration could soon make their lives even more difficult.   The proposal
Feb 28,2020