Exondys 51 is being touted as a miracle drug for those suffering from the rare disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy. But, as the New York Times reports, insurers are balking at the exorbitant price for a medication whose long-term clinical benefits have yet to be measured. In fact, Anthem says it won’t cover the drug “because the FDA reserved the right to withdraw it from the market if future clinical trials fail to show it works.” Exondys 51 (eteplirsen) is made by Sarepta Therapeutics.
Residents in Wisconsin and Indiana who buy insurance on the ACA exchanges will have fewer options next year as Anthem announced yesterday that it is pulling out of those states, the New York Times reports. This comes on the heels of Anthem’s announcement last month that it was pulling out of the Ohio exchange. Yesterday was a deadline of sorts (meaning it does not represent a final commitment) for insurers to decide whether or not to participate in the ACA exchanges next year.
The situation is fluid, as it has been since the GOP took over the Senate in January partly because of a promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. Top Senate GOP officials want to vote on that next week, but conservatives think the proposal being discussed doesn’t replace enough of the ACA while moderates worry about massive cuts to Medicaid in their states, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".