Super gonorrhoea The cost of H1N1 influenza outbreaks. Do wellness programs save money? Government shutdown’s impact on healthcare “the marginal return to the tough-on-crime stance may be close to zero”
Drug innovation and disease burden. Five lessons not learned from previous government shutdowns. “parents of daughters…become almost twice as risk-averse as parents of sons” Immigration and health care wait time in the US. Drug “kingpin captures cause large…increases to the homicide rate”
“The influence of referring physicians is dramatically greater than the effect of patient cost-sharing” Why is Obamacare enrollment down? One simple reason why value-based care may fail: poor patient attribution methods. MDMA for PTSD. Do veterans prefer VA or Medicare? Amazon Prime Health?
Similarities between health care and military contracting. Career cold start algorithm. Legalize pay toilets. Case against charitable giving. Drug overdoses killed how many Americans in 2017?
$25.5m verdict against Aetna. “New, simpler economic models” for PBMs Cost of ageism: $63 billion. What is the FDA doing about opioids? Value-based drug pricing in Michigan’s Medicaid program. Leading health care moneymakers. HRRP works in California. Access to pharmaceuticals in China.
Building bridges. Stents, the Shape Memory Effect and Superelasticity. Does digital lead to poor surgeons?W Will a drug work for you? Can 23andMe really help answer this question? Utah-Mexico new medical tourism connection. Doing business. ACA reduced insurance disparities. FDA guidance on meta-analysis.
Treating cancer: the promise of IO combination therapy. FDA on developing drugs for rare diseases. CEA: v-thresholds vs. k-thresholds. Pharma fights back against PBMs by slashing prices? Debt to double by 2050? Sex workers over-report use of condoms. Are concerns over FDA’s “Pre-Cert for Software Pilot Program” justified? Moneyball in Medicare.
Is Australia about to cure cervical cancer? The high value of CAR-T. Patient-centered dental home. Drug prices on TV ads. Trial advice for a price.
Uber ambulences? The impact of the sunshine act. Aging is not as bad as we think. Nurse complaint from 1898 that rings true today. Pre-existing conditions fact check.
Do “nudges” succeed or fail in the ACA marketplaces? NYT on bundled payments. Genetic instrumental variables. Cause of famine in China. Competition may improve efficiency, but how does it affect mental health?