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FDA Approves Pioneering Cancer Treatment With $475,000 Price Tag

The FDA approved a new cancer treatment that has shown drastic improvement in patients who were not showing improvement with other courses of treatment.  The price of the treatment has raised some concerns.  At $475,000 per treatment, the cost of care is massive and...

States Watch Iowa’s Push to Reshape Health Law

States who are trying to avoid mass exits from the people on the ACA exchange plans, as well as the insurance carriers providing coverage in their states are trying to come up with pragmatic solutions to pressing problems.  This week, the Iowa Insurance commissioner...

When Customers Won’t Pay for Better

Pharma and Health Care companies who have pushed for innovation for decades may look at the Novo Nordisk example as a cautionary tale.  There may come a point when a company pushes a product’s price point too high and the consumer decides that they can live with...

Aetna CEO: You Cannot Repeal Obamacare

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini has a unique perspective on the Affordable Care Act and the politics surrounding the subject.  Running one of the largest health insurance companies in the U.S. provides him with a viewpoint that is worth noting.  His thoughts: “The only...