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Special Edition Weekly Dose of Health January 24, 2017

Special Edition Weekly Dose of Health  Notable healthcare proposals in the Executive Budget include the following: $17.7 billion in state share spending for Medicaid Proposed Medicaid spending of $63.2 billion for 2017 and $65.2 billion for 2018.  The budget continues the Medicaid Global Cap through 2019. Additional Capital support for health care providers of $500 […]

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Your Weekly Dose of Health January 20, 2017

National News Representative Tom Price, the man President-elect Donald J. Trump has chosen to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, promised on Wednesday to make sure people do not “fall through the cracks” if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, and set a goal to increase the number of people with health insurance. […]

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Medication Safety: How to Avoid Prescription Misuse

Prescription drugs are important in maintaining a healthy quality of life. It is imperative, however, that we understand the potential dangers of improper use and how to avoid these dangers. Misuse of prescribed medications can result in serious health risks and, in more severe cases, misuse can lead to death. There are several precautions you […]

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Your Weekly Dose of Health January 6, 2016

National News: The Senate on Tuesday introduced legislation that sets a time-table for dismantling the Affordable Care Act. They have no plan for what they might replace it with. President-elect Trump tweeted his disapproval of both Democrats and the health law this week. Democrats, meanwhile, composed a letter urging Republicans to slow down their effort […]

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Your Weekly Dose of Health December 30, 2016

** As you may be aware, step therapy, or “fail first” legislation, A.2834D (Titone) / S.3419C (Young), passed the NYS Senate and Assembly in the final week of the Legislative Session. Please take the time to call Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390 and urge him to sign this legislation into law, as it’s in the best […]

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Your Weekly Dose of Health December 23, 2016

** As you may be aware, step therapy, or “fail first” legislation, A.2834D (Titone) / S.3419C (Young), passed the NYS Senate and Assembly in the final week of the Legislative Session. Please take the time to call Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390 and urge him to sign this legislation into law, as it’s in the best […]

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Living With Crohn’s & Colitis

In today’s blog post, learn more about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and learn about the medical advancements already made and the biopharmaceutical research currently underway to help patients with these diseases manage their health.

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Your Weekly Dose of Health December 16, 2016

** As you may be aware, step therapy, or “fail first” legislation, A.2834D (Titone) / S.3419C (Young), passed the NYS Senate and Assembly in the final week of the Legislative Session. Please take the time to call Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390 and urge him to sign this legislation into law, as it’s in the best […]

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New Advancements in Autoimmune Diseases Bring Hope

PhRMA recently partnered with the Lupus Foundation of America to release, “Medicines in Development | 2016 Report.” Written with the theme, “From Hope to Cures: Autoimmune Diseases,” it covers just how biopharmaceutical researchers are working to better respond to the hopes and needs of patients with autoimmune diseases.

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Your Weekly Dose of Health December 9, 2016

** As you may be aware, step therapy, or “fail first” legislation, A.2834D (Titone) / S.3419C (Young), passed the NYS Senate and Assembly in the final week of the Legislative Session. Please take the time to call Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390 and urge him to sign this legislation into law, as it’s in the best […]

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