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Impact of Improved Data Protection on Health Costs in Canada and Japan: Lessons for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – July 20, 2015) – New research published by the Canadian Health Policy Institute (CHPI) suggests fears that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will drive up health costs are unfounded. Critics argue provisions in the international trade deal that improve regulatory data protection (RDP) for new drugs could increase spending on health care. The […]

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Americans want Medicare to help negotiate down drug prices: poll

A vast majority of Americans say the Medicare health program for the elderly should be able to negotiate with drug companies to set lower medication prices, a practice currently prohibited by law, according to a survey released on Friday. The poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 87 percent of people surveyed want […]

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Nurse Practitioners More In Demand Than Most Physicians

When it comes to what a hospital or health system needs to fill the vacancies in a medical staff, primary care doctors like family physicians and internists have long been the top need. But climbing the ranks and jumping past many doctor specialties on the demand scale aren’t physicians at all. They’re nurse practitioners and […]

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Bigger may not be better for China’s super hospitals

Just before midnight, the pavement outside the glowing high-rise towers of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University is littered with slumbering bodies. Splayed on colorful mats or tucked into folding cots, these are patients’ relatives. Inside, beds line hallways and crowd elevator lobbies, while relatives share gurneys with patients and doze in brightly lit […]

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