Government Affairs articles

A generic approach to biosimilar substitution won’t do

By Kyle Keeney In Kentucky you don’t have to look far to find the positive impacts of health care innovation. From preventative medicines to new cures, advances in medical technology have been the driving force behind significant improvements in patient health. But as new treatment options are introduced to the market, protecting patient safety has

Healthcare’s Secret Middlemen

It is a common practice with which we are all quite familiar. A doctor writes a prescription and the patient goes to the pharmacy to fill it. But don’t blink. Some behind the scenes players are keen on changing things in a big way. And unless Kentucky lawmakers act, they will drastically limit access to

American Heart Association is working to create a law ensuring every student trained in hands-only CPR before they graduate.

  One minute. That’s all it takes for a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival to diminish by 10 percent, if CPR isn’t administered immediately. When we do the math, we know that if EMS arrives eight minutes after a victim collapses, the individual has only a 20 percent chance of survival, if CPR isn’t

Tort reform and long-term care in Kentucky

    For years, various bills have been introduced in the Kentucky State legislature to create a means of limiting lawsuits by individuals and groups against nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other service providers for seniors. Many other states have implemented such “tort reform” laws, but none of any significance has been passed in