Healthcare Economics & Policy

Toward the end of June, around a dozen American diabetics took an 817-mile caravan ride from Minneapolis to London, Ontario, in an effort to obtain more affordable insulin, CBS News reports. It was the second caravan in two months to make the trip.

A study out of the U.K. has found that, after the nation’s Food Standards Agency relaxed its sodium content regulations in 2011, Brits saw a simultaneous—and related—rise in cases of cardiovascular disease and stomach cancer.

Abbott Laboratories is planning to increase production of its lower-cost continuous glucose monitor, the FreeStyle Libre, by three to five times in the coming years, Reuters reported July 16.

A federal judge has set a 10-month deadline, ending in May 2020, for e-cigarette and cigar makers to apply for FDA authorization to keep their products on the market.

The combination heart failure drug sacubitril/valsartan is well-covered under Medicare Part D plans, according to a recent analysis, but patient access to the medication remains limited by steep out-of-pocket costs than can exceed $1,600 annually.

Developments within and beyond healthcare have created a need for workers with upgraded skillsets. Upskilling might help fulfill this need.

The Affordable Care Act is back in court this week after a Texas judge ruled the law unconstitutional in late 2018, prompting the American Heart Association and other major societies to issue a joint statement supporting the ACA and its protections for patients with pre-existing conditions.

Employees who work in what they consider a closed-off and untrusting environment are more likely to develop CVD risk factors like elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes than those who feel their bosses support them, according to a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

The interventional cardiology devices market is expected to grow to $20.85 billion by 2022, a new report projects.

Invasive cardiologists earn the top starting salary in medicine, according to a new report from Merritt Hawkins, raking in an average $648,000 in their first year of practice.

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has launched a social media campaign, #CareCantWait, in response to a pervasive lack of access to medical care in the country.

The Affordable Care Act increased access to healthcare and health insurance for millions of Americans after it was first implemented five years ago. But for CVD patients in particular, some experts argue the law is falling short.