Navigation Links
A new approach for controlling the skyrocketing cost of health care
Date:8/29/2012

A potentially powerful new approach for limiting health care costs which account for almost $1 out of every $5 spent in the U.S. each year is the topic of the feature story in this week's edition of Chemical & Enginering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society.

C&EN Senior Correspondent Marc S. Reisch explains that one until-now neglected way to reign in health care spending involves providing patients and doctors with better diagnostic tests. Such tests could save money by providing greater certainty that patients get the right treatment from Day One, reducing the use of unnecessary procedures, prescriptions and hospital stays.

Reisch describes how scientific instrument makers, which for years have enabled research on new drugs, increasingly see a role for themselves in diagnostics used by physicians to help decide which drugs to prescribe to patients. Instrument makers like Thermo Fisher Scientific, Agilent Technologies and Life Technologies have spent more than $14 billion over the last year buying diagnostics makers. Reisch reports that these next-generation diagnostic tests can identify a specific disease or indicate whether a chemotherapy regimen is working. That information can help doctors make better decisions about how to treat a patient.


'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. UCI microbiologists find new approach to fighting viral illnesses
2. NIH awards $7.8 million for innovative HIV vaccine approaches
3. Canada needs national approach to protect against drug shortages
4. A nonantibiotic approach for treating urinary tract infections
5. A hands-on approach to treating patients with pulmonary disease
6. GWU consensus report outlines new approaches for evaluating benefits and risks of obesity drugs
7. Scripps Florida scientists awarded nearly $1.5 million to develop new approaches to treat cancer
8. MDC researchers develop new approach to treat acute liver failure
9. Phase III trial of dapivirine ring begins in Africa: New HIV prevention approach for women
10. Study implements community-based approach to treat HIV-infection in rural Uganda
11. Expert panel calls for new research approach to prevent youth violence
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2017)... york (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... to announce that Aditya Patel M.D. has joined the revolutionary endoscopic practice under ... and board certification in Interventional Pain Medicine. The patented, revolutionary eDiscSculpt Technique created ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... From April 30 to ... Care Medicine will host industry leaders for the annual spring Convention & Expo, ... the industry adapt to the issues currently affecting urgent care and on-demand healthcare. ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Bill Howe started his sewer and drain company in 1980 ... joined the team, the Bill Howe brand was born and they began cultivating their ... back to the San Diego community in which they worked, lived and were raising ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Phytomer USA ... region. Côté has 20+ years of experience within the beauty industry, ranging from ... an array of high-end cosmetic brands, retail brands and outlets in Canada and ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... NuevaCare, ... cities as diverse as Millbrae, Burlingame, and Palo Alto, is proud to announce information ... interested persons to bookmark and read organized content on topics such as home care ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)...  Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), ... it will be participating in the Deutsche Bank Securities ... in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday, ... a.m. Eastern Time. A live webcast of ... Relations website at http://investor.zimmerbiomet.com .  The webcast will ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... --  ZappRx, Inc ., a digital health company focused on ... it closed $25 million in Series B funding led by ... Seattle that is part of a ... B round included participation from SR One , who ... (formerly Google Ventures). As part of the financing, ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... DUBLIN , April 20, 2017 ... "Latin America Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Services Market Analysis By Service ... And Segment Forecasts, 2014 - 2025" report to their ... The Latin ... USD 21.0 billion by 2025 Low drug registration ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: