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Facing Pressure In Campaign, Sanders Defends His Signature Health Care Plan – NPR

Enlarge this image Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont speaks about his “Medicare for All” proposal on Wednesday at George Washington University. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption toggle caption Patrick Semansky/AP Hoping to regain momentum as two rival candidates creep closer in the polls, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to his signature policy theme… Read More »

Feds get pressure to upgrade, expand HIPAA transactions

HIPAA transaction standards, first put in place nearly a quarter of a century ago, might benefit from a re-examination and revamp to reflect changes in the healthcare industry. There is a push to simplify and improve the standards, says Stanley Nachimson, principal at Nachimson Advisors, a health information technology consultancy. The responsibility for doing so… Read More »

Pfizer Japan recalls high blood pressure drug over cancer-causing impurity

FILE PHOTO – The logo of U.S. pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer Inc. is seen at a branch in Zurich, Switzerland October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese subsidiary of Pfizer Inc is recalling a drug for high blood pressure which was found to contain a carcinogenic substance in its active ingredient valsartan,… Read More »