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Medicare beneficiaries without low-income subsidies were less likely to fill important prescriptions, new study finds

Many Medicare beneficiaries do not fill high-price specialty drug prescriptions, particularly those that do not receive a low-income subsidy. Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, Russell Rothman, MD, MPP, and colleagues found that beneficiaries receiving subsidies were twice as likely to obtain the prescribed drug than those not receiving subsidies, demonstrating the need to increase the accessibility of high-price medications by reducing out-of-pocket expenses under Medicare Part D. 

Finding ways to improve participation of communities of color in lung cancer clinical trials

The Study  STRIDES was started to discover strategies to improve participation of communities of color in lung cancer clinical trials. The study will focus on obtaining better understanding of the barriers to clinical trial participation among Black patients in Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. Initially, the project will survey and interview different people who play a role in the clinical trial pr