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2014-08-14 16:27:42

Pharmacy benefit manager misleading patients, advocates say FAIRHOPE, Ala., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Scripts, the nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager, is offering ambiguous and misleading reasons for ending coverage of customized prescription medications for 540,000 individuals in order to conceal financial motives, a Patients and Physicians for Rx Access said Thursday, Aug. 14. The organization is fighting to stop the unprecedented benefit cuts being made by...

2014-07-31 12:29:24

Nurses from UMass Memorial Medical Center campuses in Worcester, Marlborough Hospital and Leominster Hospital Detailed Concerns Prior to Delivering Joint Letter to UMass Memorial Health Care CEO Eric Dickson Calling for Immediate Action to Protect Patients and Improve Care (to receive a copy of the letter, email dschildmeier@mnarn.org) WORCESTER, Mass., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Registered Nurses who work at a number of UMass Memorial Health Care facilities...

2014-07-25 12:24:48

Additional lawmakers, senior and family advocates, rural community leaders and veterans groups support Medicare payment reforms to replace harmful, across-the-board Medicare cuts WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare: Home health leaders today said that growing support for the Securing Access Via Excellence (SAVE) Medicare Home Health Act - introduced last week by Representatives Greg...

heart failure on a bun
2014-06-14 05:07:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Consumption of processed red meats such as cold cuts, hot dogs and bacon has been linked to an increased risk of heart failure and corresponding death in men, researchers reported this week in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure. In the study, researchers from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet investigated, for the first time, the impact eating...

2014-04-22 12:30:46

Plan Involves 25 - 30 % Cut to Registered Nursing Staff, Replacing Highly Skilled Staff with Lower Paid Unlicensed Aides Incapable of Providing the Care Patients Need FITCHBURG, Mass., April, 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by MNA/NNU: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO In the wake of last week's announcement of major service cuts and layoffs to their Worcester-based facilities, UMass Memorial Medical Center has also...

2014-03-24 08:27:51

Medicare payment reform legislation needed to avoid irreversible damage to system serving millions of American seniors WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing closures of community cancer clinics coast-to-coast, mergers with large hospitals, and increasing barriers to accessing care, the nation's leading community cancer care organizations are asking Congressional leaders to pass Medicare reform legislation to stabilize a critical program serving millions of U.S. seniors...

2014-02-16 23:02:20

Dental implants used to mean surgery - cutting the gums and then stitching them back after the implants were placed. With new technology, dental implants are installed with no cuts and no stitches in half the time. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 Everyone wants to have healthy teeth, or replace the bad ones with new teeth. The cost of replacement teeth- known as dental implants - is dropping rapidly. People are still afraid of dental surgery. Understandably, the thought of...

2014-02-04 16:30:11

Congress Cuts Food Assistance Even as Hunger Plagues More Than 1 in 9 Children WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Defense Fund strongly opposes the cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and points to its newly released The State of America's Children(®) 2014 showing more than 1 in 9 children lack access to adequate food - 23 percent higher than before the recession. With millions of poor children and families still struggling, federal...

2014-01-28 23:21:03

Faced with daunting reimbursement cuts and other challenges, the world market for clinical laboratory services grew just over one percent in the past five years, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher estimated at the market at $99.1 billion for 2013, up 1.3% from the estimated value in 2008 of $92.7 billion in its new report “Clinical Laboratory Services (Markets, Growth Opportunities, Competitive Analysis and Competitor Profiles).” New York, NY...


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