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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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U.S. health system as experienced through a colonoscopy. NNT. Treating breast cancer before it starts. How will CRISPR affect interest rates? Contagious cancer. Everything causes cancer?

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CancerLinQ. MD hand hygiene. DeepMind and NHS collaborate. 4 types of macroeconomics. Drug coupons. Are integrated delivery systems a good idea? Stadium finance.

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Cancer liquid biopsies. Regional variation may not reflect inefficiency. Health care costs for average american family >$25,000/year. The 10 year breast cancer treatment. Peanut allergies and kids UnitedHealth exits California Are urban or rural docs more likely to use EMRs?

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Friday Links

ASCO revises its value framework. Do cell phones cause cancer? Thinking differently about care value. My stressful quest to get a prescription filled. Increasing vaccines prices? And last but not least, David Harlow of HealthBlawg hosts the latest edition of the Health Wonk Review.

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Money back guarantee

With increasing pressure on the price of health care services, a number of firms are seeking innovative pricing strategies.  Stat reports: Stryker, a medical device company, developed its SurgiCount system to accurately track these sponges. This March, it announced it is backing the product with a $5 million guarantee. If the system is used as […]

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Our vets deserve better

The VA has been at the forefront of innovation in integrated care delivery.  ViSTA is the VA’s award winning IT system.  The VA has been aggresive in making sure veterans use generic drugs when these are available. Even if the VA provides high quality care, veterans are having increasing problems accessing this care. The issue […]

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Friday Links

The “nightmare superbug” Huckabee on the return of “death panels” Life after death. Breakfast debunked? Obamacare rate increases in NY

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