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Trending News – August 19, 2021

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In this minisode, Mindy, Ryan, and Jen discuss a few recent newsworthy items including: the impact of the Delta variant on the healthcare system (00:31), a crackdown on “pay for delay” in the generic space (05:53), and the fight to legalize Medicare copay assistance (09:25).

Podcast Tags: COVID-19, vaccination, drug prices, generics, biosimilars, Medicare, copays, healthcare, healthcare news

Source Links:

· https://khn.org/news/article/unraveling-the-mysterious-mutations-that-make-delta-the-most-transmissible-covid-virus-yet/?utm_campaign=KHN%20-%20Weekly%20Edition&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=145086783&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_wMcbW2smTDdSj-wS3p_zbkj9-94CHKV6V5ywjwzuhjyXGO0H8kVETf6VE1Yvrz12rRDC2o5XK47oSm4GPuGRDDGIexg&utm_content=145086783&utm_source=hs_email

· https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/hospitals/cdc-brings-back-mask-recommendation-for-vaccinated-people-areas-high-covid-19-spread?mkt_tok=Mjk0LU1RRi0wNTYAAAF-m4fxAqHQ4MivLtindW3Cc8PNGILqc4EfBXo2E676y8IkQESOCK0vHnb_ssj3k-qmWCczjZo0ZeMwrOxCwJI4EOKRz2QqFPX0pHx2cklaUe1VN4Uubw&mrkid=65631392

· https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/hospitals/40-health-systems-requiring-mandatory-covid-19-vaccines-for-their-workforces?mkt_tok=Mjk0LU1RRi0wNTYAAAF-m4fxAoymvTocAxoJ-vI_Th82_qz69B-Y7KeLLWsOSfDtaG6Ky6TXys9xengpmEM7a4sRY6RUxzqqasEK1vsLjWb4AlUo56Bc2WNiLqhxI1_c98qvMg&mrkid=65631392

· https://www.fiercepharma.com/pharma/as-a-way-to-reduce-drug-prices-and-enhance-competition-senate-takes-aim-at-patent?mkt_tok=Mjk0LU1RRi0wNTYAAAF-l2IhJ68_p0hubbl5WsPZvKzWH-gphrkMs_cWo0cUZY0QFbg8QCMK4JZEdEuLM3wQAE9MCShH_znUDZfdQgtNVqq-RG-DA__bHxBYTKvCNP2L4GJXPw&mrkid=65631392

· https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/kaiser-health-plan-files-pay-for-delay-suit-against-merck-over-cholesterol-drugs?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal&mrkid=65631392&mkt_tok=Mjk0LU1RRi0wNTYAAAF-loI_MRbfp3bTdFJGct_3ceVIkr2foNg0S57FCXtjbsyW3rOsuQj2fFBF78b_qPm3QVxvgtYb8p7fSLAMC_w9ufVxY0yiKyZxArpNmBRerpKIDzvBKg

· https://khn.org/news/article/pfizer-court-fight-could-legalize-medicare-copays-and-unleash-gold-rush-in-sales/?utm_campaign=KFF-2021-The-Latest&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=145155484&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9QqVv7WvcPmmVpbKs6jTJ6DwsHglsdexNJOKhu6vKraHpk3zJT-8adi6MlU7WO5iAMBHzKaQyT4u-PHdYbE20b6Q5TRQ&utm_content=145155484&utm_source=hs_email

 

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Mindy McGrath, Healthcare Industry Learning Lead

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Ryan Hummel, Executive and Head of Provider Sector

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Jen Burke, Healthcare Industry Strategist

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