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FDA Approves Dextenza (dexamethasone ophthalmic insert) for the Treatment of Ocular Pain Following Ophthalmic Surgery

FDA Approves Dextenza (dexamethasone ophthalmic insert) for the Treatment of Ocular Pain Following Ophthalmic Surgery Print this page BEDFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 3, 2018– Ocular Therapeutix™, Inc. a biopharmaceutical company focused on the formulation, development, and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration… Read More »

CMS Online Tool Can Price Out Surgery: HealthLeaders Media

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched a Procedure Price Lookup tool, which allows patients to find what Medicare pays for different surgeries. One-third of residency program directors reported being burned out, a recent analysis found. Patient advocacy groups have opposed a proposal from CMS that would allow health plans to limit or deny… Read More »

How minimally invasive surgery was spun as the ‘latest and greatest’ for cervical cancer

Small incisions made by wands in laparoscopic surgery were touted as a “breakthrough” for cervical cancer. To understand how minimally invasive surgery for cervical cancer became popular before high-quality evidence was available about its outcomes, consider some rah-rah local news coverage. Back in 1995, for example, The Record of Hackensack, N.J., reported that laparoscopy “made… Read More »