Tag Archives: 2018

2018 cohort of newly-certified physician assistants is the youngest and largest yet

More than half a century after the first physician assistant class graduated in 1967, the profession is showing no signs of slowing down. The latest Statistical Profile of Recently Certified Physician Assistants, published by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, indicates that 9,287 physician assistants were certified for the first time in 2018,… Read More »

HIV drugmakers ViiV, Gilead top 2018 pharma reputation survey

Pharma’s reputation is holding steady. That’s according to the annual patient group opinion report from PatientView, which found 41% who rated the pharma industry reputation as “excellent” or “good” in 2018, compared with a similar 43% in 2017. Fifty-three percent of patient groups also rated the industry as excellent or good for the making of… Read More »

Top 10 payer stories of 2018

Editor’s Note: This was another busy year, from Amazon making bold moves, to a judge deciding the fate of the Affordable Care Act, to vertical mergers between insurers and PBMs and both CMS and insurers touting the advantages of Medicare Advantage plans. As we usher in the New Year, here’s a look back at 2018’s… Read More »

Christmas 2018: Do You Know Why We Build a Snowman on Xmas? Know How to Make It Right the Way

Snowman significance. (Photo credit: Pixabay) It’s Christmas and the celebrations are simply incomplete without the snow effigies commonly referred to as ‘Snowmen’. Made from snow, these human-like avatars are much loved by children. A snowman is generally made by stacking two or three blobs of snow vertically. The top layer is the face and the… Read More »