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Spending on Medicines In and Post-COVID Say a Lot About Patients and Larger Healthcare Trends – an IQVIA Update

Spending on medicines, globally, will rebound this year and rise above pre-pandemic levels through 2025. Between 2021 and 2025, the annual growth global growth rate for prescription drugs spending is expected to range from 3% to 6%, a $ 1.6 trillion bill for the worlds’s total Rx medicines market. That relatively low single-digit growth rate… Read More »

Tennessee block grant ‘a much better way’ than Biden Medicaid spending plan, Blackburn says

Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn criticized the Biden administration’s push to expand Medicaid as a means of improving rural access to healthcare, arguing instead for a block grant financing system endorsed by conservatives for its potential to lower state spending. “I think Tennessee actually went about this the right way,” Blackburn told the Washington Examiner.… Read More »

New studies are estimating spending on COVID-19

In a new report published by the Brookings Institution, Matthew Fiedler, a fellow in economic studies at the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, and Zirui Song, M.D. ’10, Ph.D. ’12, assistant professor of health care policy in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School, estimate national health care spending for COVID-19 care and discuss… Read More »

Congress poised to raise minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 as spending bill passes House

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CAlif) holds her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. September 12, 2019. Aurora Samperio | NurPhoto | Getty Images The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a $ 1.4 trillion spending package that includes a provision prohibiting the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco… Read More »