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Online GPs could save employers £1.5 billion in lost working time, according to report

Employee travel to GP appointments cost UK businesses an estimated £1.5 billion in lost working time last year, says a report published by the health insurance firm AXA PPP Healthcare today. The report, Digital health: the changing landscape of how we access GP services, produced by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), highlights… Read More »

Extending Medicare Part D rebates to beneficiaries would save seniors $29 billion over 7 years

A new assessment of the Medicare Part D program based on a proposal from the West Health Policy Center finds that Medicare beneficiaries would save $ 29 billion if drug manufacturer rebates were used to reduce their out-of-pocket costs at the pharmacy counter through the Part D benefit — as long as these rebate savings… Read More »

New study shows the EAT-Lancet diet is unaffordable for at least 1.6 billion people – The New Food Economy

The buzzy “Planetary Health Diet” can’t work for the vulnerable populations who need it most. November 7th, 2019by H. Claire Brown Access Environment Health Home Feature Plate Earlier this year, a groundbreaking study from the EAT-Lancet Commission outlined a climate-friendly path to feeding 10 billion people “within planetary boundaries.” Its recommendations included limiting meat consumption… Read More »

Amgen takes 20% stake in Chinese biotech BeiGene for $2.7 billion

A researcher prepares a sample inside a laboratory at BeiGene Ltd.’s research and development center in Beijing, China, on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Gilles Sabrie | Bloomberg | Getty Images Biotechnology company Amgen announced Thursday it is investing $ 2.7 billion in BeiGene, taking a 20.5% stake in the Chinese biotech firm. The all-cash deal… Read More »