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Moving Health Care into the Future: Proposal for Pharmacist-led Refill Authorizations
Pharmacist-led refill authorizations are a practical solution to the nation’s health care crisis, helping to improve quality while reducing costs as well as saving physicians’ time.
Tonsillectomy was associated with an almost tripled relative risk for upper respiratory diseases, including asthma, influenza, pneumonia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
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The label update includes new evidence that the treatment significantly impedes the progression of joint structural damage at 24 weeks compared to placebo for patients with active psoriatic arthritis.
Phase 3 data show that ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) may delay the progression of disability, such as the need for a wheelchair, in patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS).
Quizartinib has prolonged survival in patients with a rare and deadly form of acute myeloid leukemia.
Researchers investigated whether high body mass index is a risk factor not only for a greater risk of multiple sclerosis, but also for advancing to the secondary progressive stage of the disease.
A form of artificial intelligence known as a deep learning convolutional neural network outperformed dermatologists in diagnosing malignant melanomas.

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Oncology Economics
Oncology economics is the product of driving forces in the health insurance market that are intrinsic to oncology in managed care and unlikely to change.
There is an ongoing shift toward many cancer types being treated as maintenance diseases, which places a significant financial burden not only on patients, but also payers and providers within the health care industry.
Health care providers—including physicians, oncologists, and specialty pharmacists—must leverage their collective resources and expertise to work together to address adherence on a larger scale. 
Several groups have developed value assessment frameworks that consider the value of new treatments, yet most models fall short balancing the evaluation of treatment costs with the consideration of benefits to the patient.

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