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Trump proposal could delay critical medications for Medicare patients
  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
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Feb 8,2019
Lower Out-of-pocket Costs and Improved Access to Medicines are Critical Steps in a Better Direction for Medicare
  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
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Feb 1,2019
BEAUFORT NEWS | Dr. Kenneth Thorpe: Diabetes Awareness Month | WHHI-TV
Dr. Ken Thorpe on WHHI-TV in Beaufort, SC on National Diabetes Heart Connection Day November 9, 2018   VIDEO: 
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Nov 15,2018
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposed Changes to Medicare Part B
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
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Oct 25,2018
Chronic disease makes navigating Medicare enrollment especially tricky
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
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Oct 23,2018
America Can't Afford to Ignore Gout Any Longer
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
Sep 11,2018
Forum: Connecticut takes a big step toward lower drug costs
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
Sep 11,2018
Curbing the Costs of Chronic Conditions
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
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Aug 24,2018
Getting to the heart of America's diabetes crisis
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,
Aug 23,2018
Why Is Cancer Treatment So Expensive?
Cancer represents a big financial burden in the U.S., but an ounce of prevention might well be worth a pound of cure. By Elaine K. Howley<>, Contributor   June 20, 2018, at 10:14 a.m. FOUNDING FATHER Benjamin Franklin knew
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Jun 21,2018