As we approach the 10 year anniversary of Part D being signed into law, more good news recently came out of CMS about the program. Their data showed that average monthly premiums are projected to stay stable at $31 for the 2014 plan year. Additionally, the Part D deductible will decrease from $325 to $310 next year – creating more savings for beneficiaries.
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The biopharmaceutical industry is firmly committed to enhancing public health through responsible reporting and publication of clinical research and safety information.
Today, PhRMA President and CEO John Castellani testified before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade about an ambitious new free trade agreement being negotiated between the United States and the European Union.
This week, negotiators conclude the 18th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in Malaysia. The agreement, which includes Malaysia and 11 other nations, not only provides the United States with an entrée into the Asia Pacific region, but also opens new markets for all participating countries.
The United States faces a growing number of health care challenges.
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Today Show contributor Linda Carroll wrote a great article about the importance of detecting Alzheimer's disease earlier in life.
This week in Malaysia, the United States continues Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations with many of its most important Asia-Pacific trading partners. As we’ve discussed extensively on the Catalyst, through TPP the U.S.