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July 9, 2019

Penn Research Cited During PCORI Reauthorization Hearing

Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) cited Mark Neuman’s REGAIN study during a U.S. House Ways and Means Committee hearing on reauthorizing the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). REGAIN compares how two types of anesthesia affect recovery from hip fracture surgery, and was cited as an example of the importance of PCORI funding.

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June 25, 2019

A Voluntary Program to Encourage Generic Prescribing in Oncology

In Health Affairs, Laura Yasaitis, Atul Gupta, and Justin Bekelman find that a voluntary UnitedHealthcare program to reduce oncologists’ financial incentives to prescribe brand-name anticancer drugs had little impact on prescribing patterns or spending.

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