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WASHINGTON—Miriam Harmatz, a senior health law attorney with Florida Legal Services, Inc. (FLS), has joined the National Health Law Program's (NHeLP) board of directors. NHeLP protects and advances the health care rights of low-income and underserved individuals.
By Jason Millman
If you've been wondering why the high cost of a new hepatitis C cure has ignited such a fierce public debate over the past few months, it's because more specialty drugs like Sovaldi are going to flood the market in coming years. This class of drugs accounted for less than 1 percent of all prescriptions in 2013, but about 25 percent of all prescription drug spending — and spending on specialty drugs is projected to increase 63 percent by 2016, according to Express Scripts.
By Lisa Gillespie
Teenage girls who are given access to long-acting contraceptives such as IUDs or hormonal implants at no cost are less likely to become pregnant, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine released Wednesday.