CMS to launch Medicare Set-Aside Calculator for Prescription Drug Costs

calThe U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services plans to launch an online tool allowing workers compensation claim payers to determine how much money should be allocated for prescription drugs in Medicare set-aside accounts.

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In-Depth: Q2 2014 Digital Health State of the Industry

growThe second quarter of the year is oftentimes a slow one as the summer months approach, but Q2 2014 was surprisingly busy for digital health on all fronts. Investment dollars are up. FDA clearances averaged two per month and a surprising FDA deregulation proposal dropped during the quarter, too. M&A was even stronger than it was Continue reading

Unlocking France’s Secrets to Raw Cheese

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In France, traditional cheese makers strive to understand the microbial communities in raw milk, and thereby in their cheese, in order to harness the natural power of beneficial microbes to keep the bad ones in check

A campaign is underway to have a technical French government manual on cheese microbiology translated into English

This “Holy Grail” Continue reading

Back-to-School Vaccines: Know the Risks and Failures

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Unlike children in Canada and the European Union, American children must get dozens of doses of vaccines or they can’t get a public school education Continue reading