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COVID-19’s Impact on Oncology In response to COVID-19, global healthcare systems and life sciences research have been harnessed by the need to fight the public health crisis, ushering in enormous challenges in critical therapeutic areas as resources are diverted to address the pandemic. Cancer, with 18...

Critical Challenges and Opportunities Even in non-pandemic times, rare and ultra-rare disease communities face staggering challenges as they work ceaselessly for awareness, support and treatment. It’s crucial to examine the impact of COVID-19 on rare diseases, which can help shed light on heightened hurdles as well...

Is it Time for Digital Health to Break Out of Isolation? The United States has been in an ongoing battle with substance addiction and opioid overdose, which has resulted in high rates of mortality; now with COVID-19, we are facing increased social isolation, more mental health...

In June 2020, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) reported that net purchasing volume under the 340B program in 2019 was at least $29.9 billion. This accounts for purchases made through wholesalers and excludes direct-from-manufacturer and some specialty distributor purchases – the total volume...

Patient adherence is critical to improving health outcomes and reducing costs to the health care system1. However,  patient adherence remains a significant challenge, particularly in chronic diseases requiring frequent and ongoing pharmaceutical treatment. Health care professionals and health systems recognize this as a significant and...

From mobile devices to wearables and biosensors, digital innovation has led to an exponential increase in the availability of health-related data. While the healthcare market has traditionally been slow to adopt digital innovations (in 2017 14% of US clinician offices still relied on paper medical records) there are now a multitude of ways healthcare companies...

As public and political scrutiny of drug prices continues, pharmaceutical companies are increasingly encountering new governmental efforts to control rising drug costs. At the federal level, this scrutiny resulted in the publication of the Trump administration’s American Patients First blueprint last year. While the major...

With the recent publication of American Patients First, the Trump administration has provided what it describes as a “blueprint to lower drug prices and reduce patient out-of-pocket costs.” Less a blueprint than a general position document, American Patients First is light on details and heavy...