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Medicare Proposal Would Cover Aduhelm If Beneficiaries Enrolled In Clinical Trials

17 January 2022

On Nov. 12, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Medicare Part B (doctor’s care) premium rates for 2022 would rise from $148.50 per month in 2021, to $170.10 in 2022.

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Medicare Limits Coverage Of $28,000-A-Year Aduhelm

16 January 2022

Medicare said it will limit coverage of a $28,000-a-year Alzheimer’s drug whose benefits have been widely questioned, a major development in the nation’s tug-of-war over the fair value of new medicines that offer tantalizing possibilities but come with prohibitive prices.

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Why U.S. Inflation Is So High, And When It May Ease

15 January 2022

At first, it didn’t even register as a threat. Then it seemed like a temporary annoyance. Now, inflation is flashing red for the Federal Reserve’s policymakers and delivering sticker shock to Americans at the used car lot, the supermarket, the gas station, the rental office.

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What Patients Can Learn With Confidence From One Negative Rapid Test

14 January 2022

Julie Ann Justo, an infectious disease clinical pharmacist for a South Carolina hospital system, hoped Christmas week would finally be the time her family could safely gather for a reunion.

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When Shoveling Snow Is Bad For Your Heart

13 January 2022

A snowfall can provide a beautiful wintry landscape. It also brings the chore of shoveling it from your driveway and walkway. What may seem like a simple task, though, can also raise your risk for a heart attack.

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Why Are So Many Vaccinated People Getting COVID-19 Lately?

12 January 2022

A couple of factors are at play, starting with the emergence of the highly contagious omicron variant. Omicron is more likely to infect people, even if it doesn’t make them very sick, and its surge coincided with the holiday travel season in many places.

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