Value-based pricing in pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical companies are under pressure to demonstrate the value of their products, in the face of rising healthcare spending and growing concerns about drug prices. It is no longer enough to show that drugs work...

Focus on medical devices, cheaper drugs and affordable healthcare

With this year’s budget, healthcare seems to have gotten a shot in the arm. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that the government has prepared an action plan for poor health. The government has...

Medicare’s Coverage Of Therapy Services Again Is In Center Of Court Dispute

Four years after Medicare officials agreed in a landmark court settlement that seniors cannot be denied coverage for physical therapy and other skilled care simply because their condition is not improving, patients are still...

Demand For Popular Short-Term Insurance Plans Could Surge If Health Law Is Relaxed

Short-term health plans have been around for decades, bridging coverage gaps for people who are between jobs or have recently graduated from school, among other things. After the health law passed, some people gravitated...
Irish healthcare system

Ireland worst of 36 countries for ease of access to healthcare

Irish patients spend longer waiting for emergency treatment in hospital than any others in Europe, according to a new report. Ease of access to the Irish healthcare system is the worst of the 36...

India spends less than BRICS, SAARC nations on health

Noting that India's spend on healthcare is much lower than some fellow BRICS and SAARC nations, a health body has asked the Centre to bolster investments in health, particularly in family planning, in the...
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Expectations of hike in healthcare spending

Obamacare may have split opinion in the US right down the middle leading to the insurance programme being abandoned by US President Donald Trump. But with health barely featuring in election campaigns in India, the...