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  • Why Are Some Generic Drugs Skyrocketing In Price
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    Why Are Some Generic Drugs Skyrocketing In Price?

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  • Hearing on Health Care Access and Costs
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    International Health Care Models

    Health care professionals and analysts testified about the single-payer health care systems in Taiwan, Canada, Denmark, and France. The hearing focused on lessons the U.S. could learn from…

  • Hearing on Patient Safety
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    Patient Safety

    Medical doctors specializing in patient safety testified at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions subcommittee on preventable medical errors that can lead to death or serious…

  • Addressing Primary Care Access and Workforce Challenges Voices from the Field
  • Dental Care Costs
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    Dental Care Costs

    Witnesses testified about the high cost of dental care and the availability of dental health care insurance. They also talked about a report showing that more than four out of 10 American…

  • Access to Primary Heath Care
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    Access to Primary Heath Care

    Physicians, nurses, and other health care industry officials testified on ways to increase Americans' access to primary care doctors. The Association of American Medical Colleges estimated…

  • Costs of HIVAIDS Medicines
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    Costs of HIV/AIDS Medicines

    Witnesses testified on the cost of HIV/AIDS medications and monopolies created in the HIV/AIDS drugs market. The focus was particularly on Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT) bill that,…

  • Federal Response to Alzheimers
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    Federal Response to Alzheimer\'s

    Witnesses testified about increasing numbers of Alzheimer’s disease cases, public education efforts by several federal agencies, other research and health care programs, as well as levels…

  • State of Alzheimers Research
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    State of Alzheimer's Research

    The Senate Retirement and Aging Committee held a hearing on the state of Alzheimer’s disease research. Witnesses testified about the impact of the disease on individuals and families, the…