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Specialty drugs drive Rx spending increase, Blue Cross says

Dive Brief: Spending by Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers increased from 2016 to 2017 primarily through increases in spending on on specialty drugs, according to a report released Wednesday by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Blue Health Intelligence. Insurers under the Blues’ umbrella, dozens of independently run payers, spent about $ 100 billion on… Read More »

Colorado mom says 5-year-old died 17 days after rare cancer diagnosis: 'Our boy was stolen from us'

5-year-old boy dies after 17 days with rare cancer Luke Morin from Denver was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a form of brain tumor found in children. There is no cure for DIPG and no form of treatment available. Luke’s family is now hoping to raise awareness and funds for better research. At… Read More »

Texas girl, 5, hospitalized following sting from venomous caterpillar, mom says

A young Texas girl was reportedly hospitalized after she was stung by an asp caterpillar. (AP Photo/Dr. Scott M. Lieberman) A young Texas girl was reportedly hospitalized after she was stung by what is said to be the most venomous caterpillar in the United States. While playing outside at day care this week, Lauren Chambers… Read More »