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In The Media, The Michigan Chronicle: Healthcare disparities in Detroit persist despite progress under Obamacare

With a recent national report indicating profound health disparities between Detroit residents and the rest of the county and state as the backdrop, Detroit’s Wellness Plan Medical Center on Outer Drive has announced an expansion of services. The services will include an onsite Urgent Care Center that accepts all insurances and is now open after hours and weekends at its …

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Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation names new board of directors, launches new website

The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT), an independent nonprofit organization housed at the University of Michigan, welcomes a new board of directors that includes representation from additional healthcare, business and policy organizations. “We are thankful for the support and direction we have received from our two founding organizations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the University of …

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In The Media, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Mylan will offer low-cost generic EpiPen amid outcry

Embattled drugmaker Mylan sought Monday to temper growing outrage over the skyrocketing cost of its lifesaving EpiPen, announcing it would offer a generic version of the auto-injector in the coming weeks that would sell for roughly half the price…

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In The Media, USA Today: Under fire, Mylan to offer EpiPen for 50% less

Drugmaker Mylan said Monday that it will offer a generic version of the life-saving allergy treatment EpiPen for half the list price of the brand-name treatment after it became the center of a national controversy over skyrocketing drug prices…

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In The Media, USA Today: Ex-pharma CEO Martin Shkreli defends EpiPen price increase

Pharmaceutical firebrand Martin Shkreli has injected himself into the debate over the skyrocketing price of a life-saving allergy treatment, arguing that the manufacturer of EpiPen doesn’t make much money and instead blaming insurers for not covering the tab…

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In The Media, The Gazette: Iowa hospitals use state law to stifle competition, critics say: Certificate of Need law, in Iowa since 1977, exists in most states

Ceiling-mounted microscopes, sterilizers and phacoemulsification equipment sit dormant in Dr. Lee Birchansky’s operating rooms — hundreds of thousands of dollars wasted because Birchansky can’t get state permission to do cataract surgery in his office at the Fox Eye Laser and Cosmetic Institute on H Avenue NE…

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In The Media, Michigan Radio: Michigan working toward ‘next generation’ of primary care

Diane Marriott, Project Manager for the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Project (MiPCT), and Natalie Adewunmi, an RN and care manager with Integrated Health Associates (IHA), discuss how primary care has changed in Michigan because of MiPCT.

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