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21st Century Cures bill advances to House floor

21st Century Cures bill advances to House floor

The legislation would allow drugmakers to share economic information with payers beyond what is included on the FDA-approved label.

Lawmakers advance 21st Century Cures draft; proposal would allow sharing of off-label economic data

Lawmakers advance 21st Century Cures draft; proposal would allow sharing of off-label economic data

The draft would allow drugmakers to share off-label economic data with payers, a practice that until now has been considered taboo, and require the FDA to assess patient experience data in regulatory decisions, in addition to boosting funding for the NIH.

Education efforts key to Vyvanse success in BED, analyst says

Education efforts key to Vyvanse success in BED, analyst says

Shire's ADHD treatment Vyvanse won a label expansion into treating moderate-to-severe binge-eating disorder (BED) Friday. One analyst says that disease awareness and detailing efforts are crucial to the drug's commercial plans in the category.

Gates Foundation sponsors campaign to promote vaccinations

The artwork is meant to inspire debate and donations for vaccinations.

The Simple Solution to America's Complex Health Literacy Problem

The Simple Solution to America's Complex Health Literacy Problem

"We are living in an era of great medical technological innovations. However, this is shifting healthcare back home and expecting patients to understand excessive medical information and follow complex instructions."

Most CME payments can go unreported: CMS

Most CME payments can go unreported: CMS

CMS redefined the Sunshine CME exemption, still allowing most payments to go unreported.

Eisai creates contest to educate kids about epilepsy

The new initiative will look to recruit a teenager with epilepsy to appear in the next iteration of its educational comic book series.

Cutting Through The Fog: How Clear Communication Can Save Lives

Cutting Through The Fog: How Clear Communication Can Save Lives

Using the same methods they use to stimulate demand for a brand, agencies can educate communities and ultimately transform how countries approach healthcare, urges H.E. Toyin Saraki.

PAs, NPs eager for pharma-backed patient resources: study

PAs, NPs eager for pharma-backed patient resources: study

Recent research suggests nurse practitioners and physicians assistants have a growing appetite for digital patient resources from industry.

ACCME tables logo ban again

ACCME tables logo ban again

After a wave of feedback, the accreditor has deferred a ban on use of corporate logos in disclosures of commercial support.