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CMS innovation agency to launch risk-based model for dual eligibles

Dive Brief: CMS’ innovation center is about to roll out a new model allowing insurance plans to take on financial risk for patients enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid, Brad Smith, director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, said Tuesday at payer lobby AHIP’s virtual conference. The trial will allow managed care organizations… Read More »

GBT takes a page from HIV playbook as it embarks on Oxbryta launch

The sickle cell disease market and patient support around the disease are both in the nascent stages. But Global Blood Therapeutics, a pioneer in the field with recently approved Oxbryta, sees an example to emulate as it embarks on its first launch: HIV. In sickle cell, “there’s been tremendous underinvestment—underinvestment in the science, obviously underinvestment… Read More »

HHS, American Society of Nephrology launch Phase 2 of KidneyX project

The Kidney Innovation Accelerator, or KidneyX, a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Society of Nephrology, is heading toward the second phase of its KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis competition. WHY IT MATTERSThe prize competition aims transform kidney care for the 850 million nephrology patients worldwide, specifically with the… Read More »

Essure sterilisation device: Australian women to launch lawsuit

Image caption The Essure coil has been removed from sale Women in Australia will pursue a class action lawsuit over a sterilisation device that has allegedly caused medical problems for women worldwide. The lawsuit against German pharmaceutical giant Bayer, maker of the Essure implant, will follow similar actions in the UK, US and Canada. Women… Read More »