Tickborne diseases are a significant health problem in the United States with over 40,000 confirmed or probable cases reported as recently as 2014. Almost 80% of these cases consist of Lyme disease, but other diseases, including viral infections, are present and have been increasing in number over the past 20 years. Experts in tickborne diseases share updates about what’s new and what’s changing in the detection and transmission of these diseases.
Judge Rudolph Contreras ruled against the Department of Health and Human Services by saying that pharma companies do not have to offer rural and cancer hospitals that serve low-income populations 340B discounts on orphan drugs.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Tarrytown, New York, are partnering to develop a novel Ebola virus treatment.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will investigate how much money Medicaid has lost over the past decade paying for rising generic drug prices by comparing price increases between 2005 and 2014 against the rate of inflation.
An innovative payment model created as a pilot project by the Affordable Care Act generated more than $384 million in savings for Medicare in its first two years, according to an independent evaluation report conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
FDA has approved Anthrax Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human) (Anthrasil, Emergent BioSolutions) also known as AIGIV, for treatment of inhalational anthrax in combination with appropriate antibacterial drugs.
A new, “next generation” accountable care organization model that encourages greater coordination between providers and beneficiaries has been launched by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.