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Friday Links

Progress in the fight against pancreatic cancer? Pouring billions down the drain? Does calorie labeling work? When life gives you MACRA. A one size fits all formulary policy?

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Nothing NICE about ICER?

On it’s website, the Instititute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) claims that it is “…a trusted non-profit organization that evaluates evidence on the value of medical tests, treatments and delivery system innovations and moves that evidence into action to improve the health care system. ” A recent article in Huffington Post however, disagrees.  They make two key […]

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Friday Links

‘Are you dead yet’? Digitizing you and me. The future of economics? After the election, will you be able to import drugs from Canada? Merger madness on hold?

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Friday Links

Monetizing your DNA. Government schools. Paging Dr. Google?  Not anytime soon. WHO to set drug prices? Is CAR-T a bust? Are not?

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Sounds like a good idea?

Kaiser’s family of website has some interesting posts of late.  The Kaiser Family Foundation presents 10 Essential Facts about Medicare Prescription Drug Spending.  They show the increasing price of U.S. prescription drugs spending over time. They also show that many patients with Medicare Part D, still bear a large share of prescription drug costs for […]

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Weekend Links

Commuting and health. Should you trust flu shots? Is ICER the new NICE? Is a cure for Zika in the works? Are parents happier than non-parents? Value-based reimbursement in 2016. The evolution of immunotherapy cancer treatment.

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Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July weekend.  For Americans, the Fourth of July means celebrating with BBQ, fireworks, friends and family.  But being safe is important as well. As the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports, in 2014 there were 11 deaths and more than 10,000 injuries from fireworks that resulted in an ER visit. Not only is […]

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Friday Links

Uber for MDs? Value-based drug pricing at Harvard. Cost of living. Your data or your funding. Powerball. Dr. Google.

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Brexit = upheaval for drug makers

Will the European Medicines Agency (EMA) need to re-located after Brexit? According to a Reuters story, the answer is yes. The EMA is a London-based organization that approves treatments for all EU countries. As the UK leaves the EU, however, EMA is expected to have to relocate. 600 individuals work for EMA. More important is […]

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Doctors with Borders

Although I believe that a lot of the pundits claims of economic downturns due to the Brexit are overblown, there are clearly many uncertainties to resolve.  The Telegraph reports on how Brexit will affect doctors working in the UK. As a result of the country’s decision to leave the EU, health regulators may have to change the […]

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