Have You Noticed New Drug Ads? FDA Issues New ‘Transparency’ Rules For TV, Radio

Prescription drug ads will soon look different as new federal transparency rules take effect, requiring commercials to clearly spell out potential side effects, essentially ending those rapid-fire disclaimers at the end of many commercials.

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Medicare Advantage Plan Sellers Fight CMS Agent Pay Cap In Court

Medicare Advantage plan brokers and distributors are asking the federal courts to give them immediate protection against new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services agent compensation rules. The plaintiffs predict in three separate suits that plan distribution channels will break down if the courts fail to block the agent comp rules for the 2025 coverage ...

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Biden Plan to Save Medicare Patients Money on Drugs Risks Empty Shelves, Pharmacists Say

Months into a new Biden administration policy intended to lower drug costs for Medicare patients, independent pharmacists say they’re struggling to afford to keep some prescription drugs in stock. “It would not matter if the governor himself walked in and said, ‘I need to get this prescription filled,’” said Clint Hopkins, a pharmacist and co-owner ...

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What Retailers Might Do Next On Health Care

Major retailers are abandoning or scaling back their ambitions to become health care providers — but don’t look for them to pull out of the market entirely. Why it matters: Retailers hoping to grab a bigger piece of the $4.5 trillion health care market are likely to lean into their core strengths: consumer products, alongside some health services ...

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Wyden: HHS’ Current Cybersecurity Approach Is ‘Woefully Inadequate’

In the wake of the cyberattack on Change Healthcare, a key senator is urging federal regulators to take immediate steps to require major healthcare companies to beef up their cybersecurity. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday saying the agency should immediately issue new ...

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Diet, Exercise May Slow Decline In Some Alzheimer’s Patients: Study

A healthy diet and consistent exercise may slow decline in some early-stage Alzheimer’s disease patients, according to research published Friday. The study, published in the journal Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy, found that patients in a group who implemented “intensive” lifestyle changes — like eating whole foods, exercising moderately and performing stress management techniques — saw their dementia ...

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