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Florida gets OK for Medicaid managed care
Obama administration health officials have officially approved a plan expanding Medicaid managed care throughout Florida.
The move was widely anticipated after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services gave its initial approval Feb. 20, a few hours before Gov. Rick Scott announced his support for the Medicaid expansion.
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FDA warns of malware on medical devices
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning and guidance about cyberattacks that could place malware on medical devices and affect configuration settings.
FDA tries updating device guidance, take 2
FDA is trying again to update a draft guidance on when a change made to an existing medical device requires the manufacturer to submit an entirely new 510(k) premarket notification, which grants marketing clearance. The agency held a public meeting June 13 to solicit comments from all stakeholders about what issues any potential guidance should address and how FDA could address them.
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Supreme court says FTC can sue over deals that delay generic drug sales
The Supreme Court ruled regulators can challenge deals between brand-name drug companies and generic rivals that delay cheaper medicines from going on sale, which regulators say increase costs to consumers by billions of dollars. But the court, in a 5-3 vote with Justice Samuel Alito recused, declined the Federal Trade Commission's request to declare the deals to be presumed to be illegal. The regulatory agency has fought the practice for more than a decade.
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Supreme Court strikes down BRCA gene patent
The Supreme Court has ruled that isolated human genes cannot be patented, a partial defeat for Myriad Genetics, a company that had been awarded patents on the so-called BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in the 1990s.
But the court said DNA molecules engineered by man — including so-called "cDNAs" — are eligible for patents.
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American Society of Clinical Oncology recommends new advancements for clinical trials
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has issued recommendations for a preliminary version for a new design for clinical trials during an annual session. Recent advancements in science, technologies and therapies have made it necessary for upgrades. According to Dr. Lee Ellis (committee chair and director of the colorectal cancer translational research program) at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, "First, we owe it to our patients to do better."
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New project addresses mental healthcare gap
A new project seeks to bridge the U.S.'s mental healthcare gap by linking up primary care doctors and mental health experts.
Though it's not funded as part of Obamacare, the project fits in with several of the healthcare law's goals: Coordinating physical and behavioral healthcare for better health outcomes, shoring up the primary-care workforce and lowering costs through preventive care. The initiative, which is starting in New Mexico but could eventually be scaled nationwide, is also being launched amid heightened concern about filling gaps in the mental healthcare system after a series of high-profile shootings like the one in Newtown, Conn.
Program aids mental healthcare for transitioning troops
Service members and veterans transitioning from the military to Veterans Affairs for treatment or between military treatment facilities now have access to greater consistency in psychological health and traumatic brain injury care, a Defense Department official recently said. A voluntary, confidential program called inTransition supports military members and their families undergoing a change of status, relocation, or return to civilian life, said George Lamb, outreach chief for the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.
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