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National Minority Quality Forum Announces Addition of PhRMA to Collaboration to Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gretchen C. Wartman Monday, July 08, 2013 Telephone: 202-223-7560   The National Minority Quality Forum (The Forum) announces that…

Statements

September 30, 2013   Leon Rodriguez, Director Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Room 509F, HHH Building Washington, D.C.…

Commentary

The Democratization of Health Care: The Specialty Tier Example

The Democratization of Health Care: The Specialty Tier Example

Huffington Post: 12/18/2013 If I mentioned “specialty tier” to you, would you have any idea what I was talking about? Specialty tiers are seldom considered in everyday conversation, but…

The Democratization of Health Care: The Quest for Sustainability

The Democratization of Health Care: The Quest for Sustainability

Huffington Post: 11/05/2013 Google has announced another moon-shot project: Calico – setting a course to solve the riddles of aging and death. Whether Calico succeeds in its quest or not, it…

The Democratization of Health Care: Advancing the Analog to Digital Medicine Evolution

The Democratization of Health Care: Advancing the Analog to Digital Medicine Evolution

The Huffington Post:  07/11/2013 pm Imagine the upheaval in our economy — on manufacturers, on jobs, on wages, on the availability of consumable goods — if, with the…

Initiatives

The Clinical Trial Engagement Network

The Clinical Trial Engagement Network

The Clinical Trial Engagement Network will serve as the healthcare industry resource addressing a critical need in drug research – improving the representation of diverse populations,…

General News

The Price of NOT Curing Hepatitis C

The Price of NOT Curing Hepatitis C

Phrma: 07.14.14 “Over the next 20 years, total annual medical costs for patients with HCV infection are…

Clinical Trial News

Where’s the evidence for how we run clinical trials?

Where’s the evidence for how we run clinical trials?

Blogs.biomedcentral: July 15, 2014 No one ever said that doing a clinical trial was easy. Indeed…

Diabetes News

Effects of Weight Loss, Weight Cycling, and Weight Loss Maintenance on Diabetes Incidence and Change in Cardiometabolic Traits in the Diabetes Prevention Program

Effects of Weight Loss, Weight Cycling, and Weight Loss Maintenance on Diabetes Incidence and Change in Cardiometabolic Traits in the Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Care: July 14, 2014 OBJECTIVE This study examined specific measures of weight loss in relation to incident…

Medicare News

The Medicare Physician-Data Release — Context and Rationale

The Medicare Physician-Data Release — Context and Rationale

NEJM: July 10, 2014 On April 9, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released…