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Study of Spanish youth transitioning to adult care shows positive outcomes, but some face challenges

A study of young people living with HIV in Spain found that after transitioning to adult clinics, virological suppression and CD4 count improved in the following three years. The study led by Dr David Aguilera-Alonso of the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón is one of the largest published descriptive studies about transition from paediatric care.… Read More »

Texas evacuates residents for Hurricane Laura as coronavirus poses new challenges

Evacuees walk to board buses Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Galveston, Texas. The evacuees are being taken to Austin, Texas, as Hurricane Laura heads toward the Gulf Coast. David J. Phillip | AP The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a new twist on emergency preparedness in Texas as officials prepare for Hurricane Laura to make landfall… Read More »

Pfizer challenges Roche blockbusters with 3 biosim launches at discounts from 22% to 24%

Pfizer hit some unexpected roadblocks with its first U.S. biosimilar launch, but it’s not giving up in the budding field. Now, the drugmaker is launching biosims to three Roche cancer blockbusters at discounts ranging from 22% to 24%.   The company has already rolled out Zirabev and Ruxience, its biosimilars to Roche’s Avastin and Rituxan, respectively, at discounts of 23% and 24%. On… Read More »

OIG: Health IT brings both benefits, challenges to Medicare ACOs

Medicare accountable care organizations were able to better coordinate patient care thanks to their use of health information technology tools. The HHS Office of Inspector General conducted onsite interviews at six Medicare ACOs—four were Next Generation ACOs and two participated in the Medicare Shared Savings Program—that included discussions with administrative staff and providers. “ACOs that… Read More »