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?
CEA and value-based care. Spending dynamics and health shocks. Are we ready for access restrictions based on CEA? Does Amazon lead to higher prices? The political power of pre-existing conditions.
Stan for economists. The state of healthcare in a majority minority state. Will undiagnosed atrial fibrillation become a thing of the past? Does free medical school decrease social justice? A $100,000 heart attack (out-of-pocket with insurance!)
Paperwork pollution. Graphs: economists vs. epidemiologists. Loneliness is a public health problem. A $122.6 billion market. VR to fight pain?
Some interesting reads to start off your week: Contracting and in-network providers. Cancer data sharing. Is one answer good enough for all? Parrot economics. Free medical school tuition at NYU.
Is statistics taking over journalism? Regression to the mean in the MLB. Use of real-world evidence to measures NSCLC treatment effectiveness. Mental healthcare wait times adversely affect patient outcomes. Using cancer cells to kill cancer. Amazon to fill your Rx as you leave the hospital? Health plan won’t pay your ER bill…or will they? VBID…
Peggy Salvatore has posted Health Wonk Review July 2018: Summer’s Coming Around Again at Health System Ed Blog. Check it out. Plus, here are some links of my own to add as we head into the weekend: Is this what government drug price negotiation looks like under Trump? Do health insurance subsidies improve health? Breast is best? How does…