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  1. Sandoz v. Amgen: What The Court Settled, What It Didn’t, And What Might Come Next

    06.19 / 17:23 healthaffairs.org Healthaffairs.org - Medecine
    On June 12, the United States Supreme Court released a heavily anticipated decision relating to patent disputes between the developers of new biological medicines and the manufacturers of “biosimilar” copies of those medicines.  This was the Court’s first ruling on the patent provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), enacted in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act. Biologics are typically complex, larger molecules that are derived from animals and microo…
  2. Savings Reported By CMS Do Not Measure True ACO Savings

    06.19 / 16:27 healthaffairs.org Healthaffairs.org - Medecine
    While participation in Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) continues to grow—9 million Medicare beneficiaries are currently attributed to Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs alone, up 1.3 million since 2016—controversy swirls around their impact as analysts disagree about the success of the model. Some argue that ACOs have saved money (albeit a small amount) and that they could realize greater savings as the years go on. Others believe that there have been…
  3. New Leader, New Era: Five Building Blocks For A Reinvigorated World Health Organization

    06.19 / 14:32 healthaffairs.org Healthaffairs.org - Medecine
    The World Health Assembly’s election of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to serve as its 9th Director-General may be the most momentous in the Organization’s 70 years for reasons far beyond electing the first African. The World Health Organization (WHO) faces a crisis in confidence following its anemic response to Ebola. It remains caught in an unvirtuous cycle: Member State loss of trust results in a paucity of funding and the continual inability to perform. This is a moment to take stock of the…