What is Civica Rx? NPC on ICER’s revised value framework. Trebek and cancer. Rx for abstinence? Changing health policy landscape on pharmaceutical pricing.
The right to know. NPs vs. MDs. The cause of vaping lung damage. Hospitals getting into the housing business?“…of the 26 occupations…identified as ‘highly offshorable’ …15 have added jobs over the past decade and 11 have cut them.” Wellness doesn’t work.
Free college tuition? Tennessee to turn Medicaid into a block grant? Was there a white collar job apocalypse? Does automatic re-enrollment matter for Obamacare plan uptake? How will national health reform affect workers comp?
Third World > First World. Ebola and economics. £200m for UK BioBank. Reversing aging. Is PFI the future for MedicareForAll?
Much of my blog discusses the value of new, innovative treatments. In the current patent environment, drug patents expire and low cost generics enter the market. This results in huge surplus value accruing to consumers. However, those benefits only occur if the supply of effective, low-cost generic medication reach patients. Unfortunately, that is not always…
What was the most important topic at all 3 Democratic Presidential debates? Health care. A piece in Bloomberg analyzed the time spent talking about different topics and health care won hands down. 538 has more charts summarizing the debate as well.
Medicare (Part C) for all. Pentagon suspends mental health referrals for DoD civilians. ACA’s impact on marriage. How Google Scholar alters academic citations. EORTC QLU‐C10D.
An interesting article on the Marketplace Morning Report last week dives into the topic. Hundreds of nursing homes around the country have shut down leaving states to deal with what to do with people who need long term care…In Massachusetts, lawmakers have extended a $50 million lifeline to keep some nursing homes open. One nursing…
Incentivizing organ donation. Are value assessments ready for prime time? AAP: ‘Don’t microwave plastics’ Pharmacists and value-based care. Can Medicaid expansions prevent housing evictions? How does gentrification affect the health of low-income children?
How life sciences research actually works. Social media and mental health. Emergency departments disappear in rural America. How to practice. 3 reasons we’ll have major health care reform by 2025.