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Lack Of Insurance Plays A Key Role In Why Black Women Are More Likely To Die Of Breast Cancer
New research suggests that President Donald Trump's efforts to dismantle Obamacare could widen the black-white gap in breast cancer death rates. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin, Contributor Source Type: news

Five Things You Really Need To Know About Harvey Weinstein And Sexual Harassment
Everything you need to know about Harvey Weinstein, what sexual harassment actually is, whether it's a mental disorder, where to report it, and why this isn't just about one media mogul. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Helen Thomson, Contributor Source Type: news

UnitedHealth Group's Optum Grew Enough To Overcome Its Costly Obamacare Exit
UnitedHealth Group's Optum profits helped overcome a withdrawal from Obamacare that cost the insurer " $1.6 billion year-over-year. " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:HUM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Ellementa Founders Educate Women About Cannabis But Face Funding Stigmas
Cannabis conversations for women by women around the country offer education and comraderie (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julie Weed, Contributor Source Type: news

The Blockbuster That Wasn't -- A CETP Inhibitor Post-Mortem
The quest for the “holy grail” of cardiovascular therapy - a drug that dramatically lowered LDL-c and raised HDL-c and which would hopefully reverse atherosclerosis - has ended ignominiously. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John LaMattina, Contributor Tags: NYSE:PFE NYSE:MRK NYSE:LLY NASDAQ:AMGN Source Type: news

What I Told Congress About Patient Access To Experimental Medicines
I recently testified at a hearing on “Examining Patient Access to Investigational Drugs,” where I used my time before legislators to tell them what I have learned after more than three years of intensive study about patient access to experimental medicines. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alison Bateman-House, Contributor Source Type: news

Men Found Six Times More Likely Than Women To Have Highest Risk HPV Infection
U.S. men are six times more likely than U.S. women to have an oral HPV infection with the highest risk strain, HPV-16. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Men Six Times More Likely Than Women To Have Highest Risk HPV Infection
US men are six times more likely than US women to have an oral HPV infection with the highest risk strain, HPV-16. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Custom-Fit Condoms Now Available, But Not For The Reason You May Think
One condom company (actually a company named ONE Condoms) has unveiled a custom-fit condom line with 10 different lengths and 9 different widths. Here's a major reason. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Driving The Clinically Integrated Healthcare Supply Chain
The undisputed Holy Grail in healthcare supply chain management practice is essentially everything related to its effective clinical integration. It ’s about getting clinical professionals and supply chain professionals on the same page and/or out of their own way... (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Martyn, Contributor Source Type: news

The Cost Of Developing Drugs Is Insane. That Paper That Says Otherwise Is Insanely Bad
The pharmaceutical industry puts the cost of bringing a medicine from invention to pharmacy shelves at $2.7 billion. A new paper says it is'just'$648 million. Unfortunately for pharmaceutical investors and people fighting to control drug prices, alike, the new number doesn ’t stand up scrutiny. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NASDAQ:BMRN NYSE:PFE NYSE:SNY NYSE:MRK NYSE:LLY Source Type: news

Doctors With Strong Financial Ties To Pharma Are Found More Likely To Prescribe Brand-Name Drugs
Harvard researchers found that most physicians take little or no money from pharma but that a small number of doctors take a whole lot and that stronger financial relationships were correlated with prescriptions for expensive cholesterol pills. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Physicians For Sale? Doctors With Strong Financial Ties To Pharma Prescribe Overly Expensive Drugs
Most physicians are not deriving substantial portions of their income from the pharmaceutical industry. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Why The Market Has Surged Under Trump
Some people aren't going to like this, but the market seems to love the president. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Simon Constable, Contributor Tags: NYSE:SPY NYSE:GLD NASDAQ:FB NASDAQ:AAPL Source Type: news

Cerner CIO Has Helped The Company Quintuple Revenue In 12 Years
Bill Graff joined Cerner a dozen years ago because of the entrepreneurial spirit of the company. Since then, revenues have quintupled, and his team has grown from 35 to 1,500. He ran the company's hosting business before adding CIO responsibilities 18 months ago, and he runs IT like a business. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter High, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:CERN NYSE:HPE NASDAQ:CSCO NASDAQ:AMZN NYSE:ORCL Source Type: news

U.S. Obesity Rates Have Hit An All-Time High [Infographic]
According to troubling new findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 4 in 10 U.S. adults are obese, an all-time high. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Niall McCarthy, Contributor Source Type: news

AMA Partners With IBM Watson, Cerner On Health Data Model
The American Medical Association is working with IBM Watson and Cerner to bring structure and best practices to patient information and related health data. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NASDAQ:CERN NYSE:AET NYSE:IBM Source Type: news

Divorce Found To Increase Risk For Alcohol Use Disorders, And Remarriage To Lower It
A new study of 950,000 Swedish adults finds that divorce substantially increases risk of alcohol abuse disorders, while remarriage decreases it in both women and men. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zhana Vrangalova, Contributor Source Type: news

Divorce Increases Risk For Alcohol Use Disorders, But Remarriage Lowers It
A new study of 950,000 Swedish adults finds that divorce substantially increases risk of alcohol abuse disorders, while remarriage decreases it in both women and men. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zhana Vrangalova, Contributor Source Type: news

In 3 States, If Anthem Thinks You Shouldn't Have Gone To ER, It Won't Pay
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has developed a secret list of diagnoses it will not cover, even if the patient thought it was a medical emergency, and is placing policy holders in three states on notice that they could be responsible for picking up the tab. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Anthem At Odds With Your Decision To Visit The ER And Refusing To Pay In Certain States
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield is placing policy holders in three states on notice that they could be responsible for covering the cost for certain ER visits. Anthem has developed a secret list of diagnoses they will not cover, even if the patient thought it was a medical emergency. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Death And Taxes: How To Effectively Transfer Wealth Amidst Asia's Aging Population
As Asia's governments search for ways to keep up with the needs of the aged, estate and inheritance tax rates continue to escalate. There are, however, a few simple things you can do to more easily transfer wealth. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Out of Asia, Contributor Source Type: news

' App Gap' Crisis? Big Data Visionary Urges Test Automation Rethink In IoT Age
A new survey has found " acute pressure " confronting businesses in the U.S. and Britain to deliver apps in the digital and'IoT'era, with half of companies canvassed admitting to releasing apps to the market before completing quality testing. Could it expose them to the app scrap heap? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Roger Aitken, Contributor Tags: ETR:SAP LON:BT.A Source Type: news

This Is The Latest Asian Country To Become A Hot Spot For Chinese Medical Tourists
Around six million Chinese traveled abroad over the Golden Week holiday. This year, more travelers decided to break away from traditional tour groups, and go it alone in search of medical tourism activities to improve their health. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Pamela Ambler, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

If President Trump Were Cognitively Impaired, How Would We Know?
Senator Corker compared the White House to an “adult day care.” Other observers, as well as public behaviors, have raised concerns that Trump is suffering cognitive problems. Whether he indeed is impaired should be answered by his annual presidential medical exam. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Karlawish, Contributor Source Type: news

If President Trump Is Cognitively Impaired, How Will We Know?
Senator Corker compared the White House to an “adult day care.” Other observers, as well as public behaviors, have raised a concern: Trump is suffering cognitive problems. Does he have cognitive impairment? This question should be answered by the results of his annual president medical exam. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Karlawish, Contributor Source Type: news

Hospitals Brace For Unpaid Patient Bills After Trump Ends Obamacare Subsidies
Hospitals should see rising bad debt in 2018 after President Trump ended Obamacare's cost-sharing reductions. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:THC NYSE:HCA NYSE:CI NYSE:AON Source Type: news

A Nursing Home For Native Elders Fills Cultural Needs
Proponents of homes for native elders and others like them say that being in an environment with familiar foods and traditions can be life-changing. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Next Avenue, Contributor Source Type: news

The Overlooked Tie Between Health Care and Housing
In 24 of the 25 largest metros, low-income renters spend more than 45% of their incomes on rent. Against that backdrop, high health-care expenses can be hard to bear. People might see short-term savings from newly proposed changes, but the unknown is how much they might pay if they become sick. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Svenja Gudell, Contributor Source Type: news

The Healthcare/Housing Connection: Short-Term Gains, Long-Term Pains?
In 24 of the 25 largest metros, low-income renters spend more than 45% of their incomes on rent. Against that backdrop, high health-care expenses can be hard to bear. People might see short-term savings from newly proposed changes, but the unknown is how much they might pay if they become sick. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Svenja Gudell, Contributor Source Type: news

Middle Income 50-Somethings Will Be Big Losers In Trumpcare
Middle-income 50-somethings would be big losers from Trump's latest anti-ACA initiative. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Howard Gleckman, Contributor Source Type: news

The Clean Power Plan And 9 Other Trump Administration Assaults On Valuable Rules
The Trump Administration has assaulted a wide array of health, safety and consumer finance rules. This does not serve economic benefit, only industry self-interest. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Charles Tiefer, Contributor Source Type: news

Drones Deliver Life Saving Medical Supplies In Africa
Just because drones can make deliveries, doesn't mean they should. Zipline has been successful in using their drones to deliver medical supplies in Africa. But success depended upon collaboration with Ministries of Health and being able to credibly explain when drone deliveries made sense. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Banker, Contributor Source Type: news

Trump's Termination Of Obamacare Subsidies Hurts Patients, Not Insurers
President Trump ’s decision to stop funding subsidies low-income Americans use to pay their co-payments and deductibles for Obamacare plans will mean a jump in costs of 25% or more, insurers say. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CNC NYSE:ANTM Source Type: news

Big Pharma Killed The Cancer Drug He Invented. He Raised $22 Million To Revive It
“They were asking for help to get the drug back. They were dying. Most of them died. It was very motivating to try to get it back. " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NASDAQ:INCY Source Type: news

Trouble Ahead: A Third Of Teens Think It's Legal To Drive Under The Influence Of Marijuana
One-third of teens thinks it's okay to drive under the influence of marijuana. But marijuana and driving don ’t mix. Some studies show an increased crash risk in states where recreational marijuana is legal. Are we headed for trouble as more states do that and traffic deaths are already rising? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cheryl and Christopher Jensen, Contributor Source Type: news

Video Of Florida Doctor Confrontation With Patient Goes Viral
The patient posted the video on Facebook. The doctor apologized for " unacceptable behavior " but also claimed that the patient was " increasingly belligerent and abusive. " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Here's A New Low-Fat Avocado, But Is It Really Necessary?
A Spanish company is unveiling a new Avocado Light, which they say has 30% less fat, ripens faster and browns slower. Avo is this possible? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Here's A New Low Fat Avocado, But Is It Really Necessary?
A Spanish company is unveiling a new Avocado Light, which according to them has 30% less fat, ripens faster, and browns slower. Avo is this possible? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

11% Of Government Employees In D.C. Area Have Bought Legal Marijuana, Survey Suggests
Of the survey respondents who were government employees, 11% had bought marijuana legally, slightly higher than the 8% overall rate, and government employees accounted for 16.7% of the total number of buyers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Debra Borchardt, Contributor Source Type: news

NIH And 11 Pharmaceutical Companies Announce $215 Million Collaboration
The fundamental question, said NIH director Francis Collins, is, " why doesn ’t immunotherapy work for all patients in all types of cancer, and what can we do about that? " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Kincaid, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Law Firm Drops Suit Against Pissedconsumer.com Over Reviews About'Sexual Dalliances '
For the moment, a New York law firm upset with online reviews has dropped its lawsuit against the website pissedconsumer.com. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Trump's Association Health Plans Are An Old Idea That Hasn't Worked
The main idea in Trump's executive order on healthcare is an easing of rules to allow for the formation of " association health plans " across state lines. But that's been tried before. Here's why it hasn't worked. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:HUM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Young Men Find Bromances More Satisfying Than Romances, Study Finds
A new study finds that young men say it's easier to share in " bromances " than in romantic relationships. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Bromances Are On The Rise, And That's A Good Thing
A new study finds that young men say it's easier to share in " bromances " than in romantic relationships. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

How To Improve Health Care For People With Medicare And Medicaid
The SCAN Foundation's new proposals to help America's poor, older people on Medicare and Medicaid who are known as dual eligibles (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Richard Eisenberg, Contributor Source Type: news

$1 Trillion, One Mission: Heal Medicine's Pain Points. The Forbes Healthcare Summit
The biggest executives in healthcare will gather in New York for the Forbes Healthcare Summit in November. Should you? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NYSE:PFE NYSE:MRK NYSE:NVS NYSE:AGN NYSE:LLY Source Type: news

Nonheterosexual Men As Likely To Have Served In U.S. Military As Straight Men
Overall, nonheterosexuals men are just as likely to have served in the military as straight men, although gay men are underrepresented whereas men who have sex with men but don't identify as gay or bisexual are overrepresented among those who have served. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zhana Vrangalova, Contributor Source Type: news

Gay (But Not Bisexual) Men Less Likely to Have Served in U.S. Military
Overall, nonheterosexuals men are just as likely to have served in the military as straight men, although gay men are underrepresented whereas men who have sex with men but don't identify as gay or bisexual are overrepresented among those who have served. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zhana Vrangalova, Contributor Source Type: news

Is The U.S. Healthcare System Terminally Broken?
Four healthcare experts recently debated that question and reached a surprising conclusion. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Arlene Weintraub, Contributor Source Type: news