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CVS-Aetna Merger Should Be Blocked

After extensive analysis, AMA opposes merger of pharmacy chain and health insurer.

The proposed merger of the pharmacy chain and insurance giant would harm competition in nearly 90 percent of Medicare Part D regional markets, the AMA says.

If juries can’t hear testimony about known complications, physicians could be liable for injuries even if they did everything right, physicians tell court.

There is an urgent need to recognize the economic benefits of investing in children, because their dramatically scarce numbers threaten the well-being of older Americans and place a strain on the economy.

Berwick DM, Gaines ME.
In this Viewpoint, Don Berwick reviews common misconceptions about Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements regarding personal health information and proposes steps the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) can take to better balance privacy protections with the need to ensure health information is available for clinical care in reasonable time at reasonable expense.
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