Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Specialty Care Models to Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Expenditures
Pre-publication notice of a final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services implementing two new mandatory Medicare payment models: the Radiation Oncology Model (RO Model) and the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Choices Model (ETC Model). The RO Model will test whether prospective episode payments to hospital outpatient departments and freestanding radiation therapy centers for radiation therapy episodes of care preserves or enhances the quality of care furnished to Medicare beneficiaries while reducing Medicare program spending. The ETC Model adjusts Medicare payments on certain dialysis and dialys...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 22, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Fentanyl panic goes viral: the spread of misinformation about overdose risk from casual contact with fentanyl in mainstream and social media - Beletsky L, Seymour S, Kang S, Siegel Z, Sinha MS, Marino R, Dave A, Freifeld C.
BACKGROUND: Fueled by misinformation, fentanyl panic has harmed public health through complicating overdose rescue while rationalizing hyper-punitive criminal laws, wasteful expenditures, and proposals to curtail vital access to pain pharmacotherapy. To as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

COVID-19 – Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen
The Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) is concerned by the societal socio-economic impact COVID-19 has created in the region, including the impact on employment and in unpaid care work, impact on health, including reproductive health services, and the impact of domestic violence during lockdowns. Credit: Bhuwan Sharma/IPS By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 17 2020 (IPS) The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt long after the COVID-19 health risk is resolved, a high-level meeting under the auspices of the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), heard. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) International Conference on P Source Type: news

Nanox's stock falters after investor report calls its business'a complete farce '
Activist short seller Citron Research called  the Israeli digital X-ray company out on its limited R&D expenditure,  suspicious distribution agreements and other factors. Nanox has described the report as incorrect and misleading. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Studying the relationship between activity participation, social networks, expenditures and travel behavior on leisure activities - Lizana M, Carrasco JA, Tudela A.
In the context of an increasing interest in understanding travel for non-mandatory activities, such as recreation and socializing, this work focuses on studying the relationships between activity participation, social networks, and expenditures in daily tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Responding to terror: an empirical analysis of U.S. military activity, public opinion, and transnational terrorism - Carter B, Fay EM.
This article explores the relationship between U.S. military activity and transnational terrorism. We employ a vector autoregressive model to assess the impact and persistence of terrorism on military activity, measured by changes in military expenditures,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Expenditures for primary care may affect how primary care is delivered
This study looks at trends in out-of-pocket and total visit expenditures for visits to primary care physicians. Using the 2002-2017 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), the authors described changes in out-of-pocket and total visit expenditures for primary care visits for Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. If current trends continue, the authors would expect increasing difficulty with primary care physician access, particularly for Medicaid patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: Peru Needs Fiscal Reforms to Quell High COVID-19 Death Rate
Intercultural bilingual school at Andahuaylas province, Peru. Photo courtesy Sergio Chaparro Hernández (CESR) By Laura Adriaensens and Sergio Chaparro HernándezANTWERP, Belgium / BOGOTA, Colombia, Sep 11 2020 (IPS) “It’s a major paradox, no?” asks Hugo Ñopo, a researcher at the Peruvian think tank Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE). Since the beginning of the pandemic, Peru has presented itself as an example for the region: it quickly implemented drastic prevention measures, followed scientific recommendations and prepared an economic support plan for the most vulnerable se...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Laura Adriaensens and Sergio Chaparro Hernandez Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Metabolic adaptation to calorie restriction
In this study, we compared the global metabolic response to CR of mice housed at 22°C (the standard housing temperature) or at 30°C and found that thermoneutrality reverted 39 and 78% of total systemic or hypothalamic metabolic variations caused by CR, respectively. Systemic changes included pathways that control fuel use and energy expenditure during CR. Cognitive computing-assisted analysis of these metabolomics results helped to prioritize potential active metabolites that modulated the hypothermic response to CR. Last, we demonstrated with pharmacological approaches that nitric oxide (NO) produced through the c...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - September 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Guijas, C., Montenegro-Burke, J. R., Cintron-Colon, R., Domingo-Almenara, X., Sanchez-Alavez, M., Aguirre, C. A., Shankar, K., Majumder, E. L.- W., Billings, E., Conti, B., Siuzdak, G. Tags: STKE Research Resources Source Type: news

“Hidden” Costs of Our Food Systems
SOFI launch event. Credit: FAOBy Zoltán KálmánROME, Sep 3 2020 (IPS) Five years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda we are far from achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to the recently launched SOFI Report (The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020), we are not on track to eradicate poverty, hunger and malnutrition. On the contrary, with the current trends, the global number of undernourished people in 2030 would exceed 840 million. Moreover, WHO has reported alarming rates of overweight and obesity, globally affecting 39% and 13% of the adult population, res...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19 Expenditure Characterised By Mismanagement, AG Finds
[SAnews.gov.za] Poor financial management by public institutions once again reared its ugly head during the disbursement of COVID-19 relief scheme funds, an audit report has found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trump Undermines WHO, UN System
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Sep 1 2020 (IPS) After accusing the World Health Organization (WHO) of pro-China bias, President Donald Trump announced US withdrawal from the UN agency. Although the US created the UN system for the post-Second World War new international order, Washington has often had to struggle in recent decades to ensure that it continues to serve changing US interests. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Invisible virus trumps POTUS In early July, Washington gave the required one-year notice officially advising the UN of its intention to withdraw from the WHO, created by the US as t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies North America TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Kinetic analysis of effects of temperature and time on the regulation of venom expression in Bungarus multicinctus - Yin X, Guo S, Gao J, Luo L, Liao X, Li M, Su H, Huang Z, Xu J, Pei J, Chen S.
Venom gland is a highly efficient venom production system to maintain their predatory arsenal. Venom toxins mRNA has been shown to increase abruptly in snake after venom expenditure, while the dynamics of venom accumulation during synthesis are poorly unde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Serbia: Health System Review.
Authors: Bjegovic-Mikanovic V, Vasic M, Vukovic D, Jankovic J, Jovic-Vranes A, Santric-Milicevic M, Terzic-Supic Z, Hernandez-Quevedo C Abstract This analysis of the Serbian health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. The health of the Serbian population has improved over the last decade. Life expectancy at birth increased slightly in recent years, but it remains, for example, around 5 years below the average across European Union countries. Some favourable trends have been observed in health status ...
Source: Health systems in transition - August 29, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

South Africa: President Ramaphosa Welcomes Publishing of Covid-19 Tenders
[SAnews.gov.za] President Cyril Ramaphosa has described as historic the online publication of a list of all COVID-19 related government expenditure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: SIU Probes R5.08-Billion in Questionable Covid-19 Tenders, While Lists of PPE Contracts Emerge
[Daily Maverick] To put the SIU investigations into perspective: their overall value is just under half the R10.38bn Covid-19 expenditure, according to the National Treasury. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Enough Is Not Enough – Call for Urgent Change in Mexican Economic Policy
By Saul Escobar ToledoMEXICO CITY, Aug 14 2020 (IPS) A group composed by women and men, called Nuevo Curso de Desarrollo (New Course for Development) based at the National University of Mexico recently published a document to propose a set of measures to change the current economic policy in Mexico. This proposal responds to a diagnosis of the current situation: at this point of the year, the serious social damage inflicted by the health and economic crisis can already be observed. As we know, in Mexico as in many other countries, there was a great economic disruption caused by COVID. Millions of people ceased to receive i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saul Escobar Toledo Tags: Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Road investment and traffic safety: an international study - Calvo-Poyo F, Navarro-Moreno J, de O ña J.
The aim of this study is to analyse whether the economic resources invested in roads —both investment in construction and expenditure on maintenance and conservation—have any influence on road fatality rates. Since this is a complex problem, and because... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mental Health and COVID-19 in India
The COVID-19 response must address mental health alongside containment of the pandemic itself. Credit: Unsplash /Melanie Wasser. By Madhumitha Balaji and Vikram PatelAug 5 2020 (IPS) To fully realise the mental health crisis that India faces in relation to COVID-19, one has to begin with recognising the very serious situation that existed even before the pandemic. The government’s National Mental Health Survey reported that about 10 percent of adults meet diagnostic criteria for a mental health condition (ranging from mood and anxiety disorders to severe mental illness). The Global Burden of Disease study estimated t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Madhumitha Balaji and Vikram Patel Tags: Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has extended the comment period for an information collection project for the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - Household Component, Social and Health Experiences Self-Administered Questionnaire. The survey is used to measure the use of, and expenditures for, health care, sources of payment for that health care, insurance status, employment, health status and health care quality. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Deaths and years of potential life lost from excessive alcohol use - United States, 2011-2015 - Esser MB, Sherk A, Liu Y, Naimi TS, Stockwell T, Stahre M, Kanny D, Landen M, Saitz R, Brewer RD.
Excessive alcohol use is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States (1) and costs associated with it, such as those from losses in workplace productivity, health care expenditures, and criminal justice, were $249 billion in 2010 (2). CDC use... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How do skeletal and postural parameters contribute to maintain balance during walking? - Mekhael M, Labaki C, Bizdikian AJ, Bakouny Z, Otayek J, Yared F, Massaad A, Skalli W, Ghanem I, Assi A.
INTRODUCTION: Maintaining balance during gait allows subjects to minimize energy expenditure and avoid falls. Gait balance can be measured by assessing the relationship between the center of mass (COM) and center of pressure (COP) during gait. Demographics... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Routine hepatitis C testing saves long-term expenditure
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

No justification to deny drug cos deduction of expenses incurred on freebies to doctors: ITAT
A bench comprising judicial member Ravish Sood and accountant member G Manjunatha ruled that a Central Board of Direct Taxes circular and the IMC ’s regulations could not be relied upon to disallow a drug company’s expenditure claims. The IMC’s code of conduct applies only to medical practitioners and doctors and not to pharmaceutical companies and the healthcare sector, it said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Non-pharmacological interventions towards preventing the triad osteoporosis-falls risk-hip fracture, in population older than 65. scoping review - Peraza-Delgado A, S ánchez-Gómez MB, Gómez-Salgado J, Romero-Martín M, Novo-Muñoz M, Duarte-Clíments G.
Osteoporosis leads to increased risk of falls, and thus an increase in fractures, highlighting here hip fractures, that result in high mortality, functional disability, and high medical expenditure. The aim is to summarise the available evidence on effecti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2020
This report examines how living standards – most commonly measured by households'incomes – were changing in the UK up to approximately the eve of the current COVID-19 crisis, using the latest official household income data covering years up to 2018–19. We particularly focus on how this differed for different groups, and what this meant for poverty and inequality. It gives us a compr ehensive account of where we stood before the current crisis, including for groups who we now know have subsequently had their economic lives turned upside down. The analysis in this report is chiefly based on data from two UK...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Means Development Setbacks for Mongolia
Child in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Credit: UNICEF/UN0316934/PasqualliBy Tapan MishraULAANBAATAR, Mongolia, Jul 28 2020 (IPS) Mongolia has recorded very few cases of COVID-19, less than 300 as on date, despite its more than 4,000 kilometre porous border with China. However, the country faces a major economic impact from the pandemic. The general picture of the COVID-19 situation in Mongolia is very positive. The Government of Mongolia closed all educational institutions including kindergartens, schools and universities at the beginning of the year. It also introduced strict measures on social distancing, such as a ban on publ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tapan Mishra Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Covid-19 Compounds Developing Country Debt Burdens
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 23 2020 (IPS) Covid-19 is expected to take a heavy human and economic toll on developing countries, not only because of contagion in the face of weak health systems, but also containment measures which have precipitated recessions, destroying and diminishing the livelihoods of many. Limited fiscal space Developing countries generally have limited fiscal capacities to finance relief and liquidity provision in the short-term while rebuilding economic life on a more sustainable basis in the longer-term. Anis Chowdhury The 2020 Financing for Sustainable De...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

' Not Where We Need to Be' for Treating Severe Asthma'Not Where We Need to Be' for Treating Severe Asthma
Among all forms of asthma, severe T2L asthma accounts for the lion's share of medical expenditures, yet effective diagnostic and treatment approaches remain elusive.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 21, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

When calling loudly, echolocation is costly for small bats
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) Calling in the ultrasonic range enables small bats to orient themselves in the dark and track down insects. Louder calls travel farther, improving a bat's ability to detect their prey. It was long assumed that echolocation does not contribute much to energy expenditure in flight because individuals couple their calls with the beat of their wings. Scientists at the Leibniz-IZW in Berlin have now shown that high intensity echolocation calls substantially contribute to energy expenditure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study: Data Show Primary Care Spend Is Lagging
A recent report uses Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data to confirm that primary care expenditures are not rising relative to other sources of health care spending. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 9, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mitigating the health shock of traumatic injury - Diaz A, Chaffee SM, Santry HP.
In their manuscript 'Catastrophic Expenditures in Trauma Patients after the Affordable Care Act: Reduced Financial Risk and Racial Disparities,' Liu et al. provide valuable insight into the benefits of expanding access to health insurance. They have chosen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Report reveals the technology behind bank card gambling blockers works, but millions do not have access
A new review of the availability, uptake, and effectiveness of bank card gambling blockers in the UK has found an estimated 28 million personal current accounts do not have the option to block gambling expenditure. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Publications; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Economics, Finance and Management, Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Economics, Finance and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law; Press Rel Source Type: news

Health Expenditures Considerable for Asthma, COPD in U.S. Workers
Annualized total medical expenditures are $ 7 billion and $ 5 billion, respectively (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Health Expenditures Considerable for Asthma, COPD in U.S. Workers
MONDAY, July 6, 2020 -- The annualized total medical expenditures for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are $7 billion and $5 billion among U.S. workers, respectively, according to research published in the July 3 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Pathway to Universal Healthcare in India
An infant in intensive care at the Holy Family Hospital in New Delhi. Credit: Holy Family Hospital.By Nachiket MorBANGALORE, India, Jul 5 2020 (IPS) Universal healthcare (UHC) is an important global goal because of its close links to poverty reduction and enhancement of the growth potential of countries. While several countries can now be said to be well on their way towards achieving this goal, several others, most notably large ones such as India and Nigeria, are decidedly not. Though there are a number of reasons for this, perhaps the most important one has been the position taken by the international development commun...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nachiket Mor Tags: Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Salmonellosis Outbreak Detected by Automated Spatiotemporal Analysis - New York City, May-June 2019
This report describes a May 2019 outbreak of foodborne illness in New York City that was detected by using automated spatiotemporal analysis. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 2, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Foodborne Disease Health Care Expenditures MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Poisoning Salmonella Source Type: news

Medical Expenditures Attributed to Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Among Workers - United States, 2011-2015
This report describes a new study that shows annual medical expenditures in the public administration industry had the highest medical expenditure per person for treatment of both diseases. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 2, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Health Care Expenditures MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Workplace Safety Source Type: news

With $50M available, Oregon is taking grant applications from rural hospitals
Business Oregon on Tuesday announced it is now accepting applications from rural hospitals for funding relief during the coronavirus pandemic. The Legislature allocated $50 million from the federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund to the state's economic development agency to help smaller hospitals that have seen falling revenue and increased costs due to Covid-19. Hospitals can use the grants to cover necessary expenditures incurred d ue to the public health emergency from March 1 through Dec.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Healthcare expenditure in England NHS
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Expect to launch 25 products in US this fiscal: Dr Reddy's
Dr Reddy's Laboratories expects to launch 25 products in the US market in the current financial year, according to a top company official. The drug major has also earmarked a capital expenditure (capex) of Rs 1,000 crore for finding various projects during the ongoing financial year. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Guide for Audit and Risk Committees on Financial Reporting and Management during COVID-19, NAO
Guide aims to help committee members discharge their responsibilities in several different areas, and to examine the impacts on their organisations of the COVID-19 outbreak, including on annual reports, financial reporting, control environment and regularity of expenditure. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Average private hospitalisation medical spends in India: Rs 38,822 in urban areas vs Rs 27,347 in rural areas
In case of public hospitals, the average expenditure in rural areas was Rs 4,290 while that in urban areas was Rs 4,837. However, a reverse trend was seen in Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan where the average spends in public hospitals in rural areas was higher than in urban areas. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Helping Bangladesh Recover from COVID-19
A municipal truck sanitizes the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh in order to prevent COVID-19.By External SourceDHAKA, Bangladesh, Jun 22 2020 (IPS) One of the most densely populated countries in the world, Bangladesh exemplifies the triple blow that many emerging market countries have suffered from COVID-19: domestic slowdown caused by the disease and the efforts to contain its spread; a sharp decline in exports, particularly in the ready-made garment sector, and a drop in remittances. Its once robust economy has dramatically slowed in recent months. To help Bangladesh during this crisis, the IMF has approved emergency loans...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria: Primary Healthcare Centres Absent From Fight Against COVID-19
[Premium Times] Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) have not played any major role in the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria, in spite of huge expenditure on the facilities over the years through yearly budgetary allocations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Extracorporeal renal replacement therapies in lithium intoxication - Giunta R, Di Mario F, Greco P, Di Motta T, Maccari C, Parenti E, Rossi GM, Morabito S, Pistolesi V, Regolisti G, Fiaccadori E.
Drug poisoning is a significant source of morbidity, mortality and health care expenditure worldwide. Lithium, methanol, ethylene glycol and salicylates are the most important ones, included in the list of poisons, that may require extracorporeal depuratio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Financial risk protection and hospital admission for trauma in Cameroon: an analysis of the Cameroon National Trauma Registry - Shah PA, Christie SA, Motwani G, Dissak-Delon FN, Mefire AC, Mekolo D, Ngono GM, Dicker R, Etoundi GAM, Juillard C.
BACKGROUND: Half of the global population is at risk for catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) in the event that they require surgery. Universal health coverage fundamentally requires protection from CHE, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (L... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Reviving the Economy, Creating the ‘new Normal’
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 2020 (IPS) The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted most economies in the world. Its full impacts will not be felt, let alone measured, until it runs its course. Many countries are still struggling to contain contagion, while the costs on both lives and livelihoods will undoubtedly have long-term repercussions. Anis ChowdhuryBack to the future? The pandemic has exposed economic vulnerabilities building up for decades, especially since the counter-revolution, against Keynesian and development economics in the 1980s, gathered pace with transnat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Clinical Pathways Slow Drug Spending in Community Oncology Clinical Pathways Slow Drug Spending in Community Oncology
High-value clinical pathways combined with regular, data-driven peer discussions about costs and outcomes slowed drug expenditures in a community practice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news