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Klobuchar says Obamacare was a missed chance to tackle high drug prices

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said Friday that the Obama administration missed the chance to put Big Pharma in its place when it drafted Obamacare. “I would have liked to see this be part of the Affordable Care Act,” Klobuchar said of drug pricing measures in an appearance on CNN. “But it wasn’t, in part because… Read More »

Chicago health systems weighing possible merger, Crain's says

Dive Brief: Rush Health and Swedish Covenant Health are in early stages of merger discussions, Crain’s Chicago Business reports. According to knowledgeable sources, Crain’s reports the talks are exploratory in nature with no guarantee that a deal with occur.  Rush, a three-hospital system that includes Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and two suburban hospitals,… Read More »

Ending HIV transmission by 2030 ‘realistic,’ says Harvard expert Max Essex

After four decades of fighting AIDS and the human immunodeficiency virus that causes it, the U.S. government is pressing forward with a plan to end HIV transmission in the country by 2030. The plan targets about 48 “hotspots” where transmission is concentrated with enhanced surveillance and tracking, as well as stepped up prevention and treatment… Read More »