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U.S. FDA gives early approval to Sarepta’s newest DMD treatment

FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seen in Silver Spring, Maryland November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday granted an early approval to Sarepta Therapeutics Inc’s second treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The company’s shares surged about 28%… Read More »

CMS rule gives Medicare Advantage plans an edge over traditional Medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today finalized payment updates to Medicare Advantage and Part D plans for 2020. MA rates increase 2.53 percent. This includes the phasing-in of a risk adjustment model that takes into account the number of chronic conditions a person has, according to CMS Administrator Seema Verma. CMS originally had… Read More »