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Mid-week links

Workers’ Comp trends. LA storeys. Who ordered that? P4P skepticism. This paper is about nothing.  

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A biologic by any other name would smell as sweet?

How important is a name?  In the case of biologics and biosimilars, billions of dollars depends on whether biosimilars can share the same name as branded biologics.  WonkBlog explains the biologic vs. biosimilar debate: Biologics, which treat serious diseases like cancer and multiple sclerosis, are usually more expensive than conventional drugs, and they’re also harder to […]

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Friday Links

Do voters now like Obamacare? The deadliest drug. Evidence for digital medicine. X-ray goggles. CDC Ebola guidance.

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Friday Links

End animal testing? Limits on generality. “It’s not proof of an efficiency gain, but it’s a necessary condition for one.” Penalty shoot-out before overtime? 20% of near-elderly have no retirement savings

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Friday Links

People seeing what they want to see. Several Nobelists would be wrong about it. Medical technology and health expenditures. Obamacare and Medicare. Are narrow networks a good thing?

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Weekend Links

Can wireless technology replace nurses? Social media and physician complaints. Oligopoly that is academia. Inappropriate uses of HIPAA. A Dearth in Innovation.

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Friday Links

Obamacare and 2015 insurance premiums. Avoidable deaths. Science in the cloud. Are homicide rates really declining? Is the price of health care decelerating? Toilet sans water. Revitalizing the art of the physical exam.

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Links

EHR hacking inevitable. A Tale of Two Cities. Decriminalization and cannabis use. Recession and immigrant’s health care spending. LioMessi. USA defeated, but breaks record.

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SCOTUS Obamacare Ruling

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) recently ruled that family owned and other closely held companies can opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions for no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance if they have religious objections.  Is this a blow to Obamacare?  Yes and No.  The practical implications may be small but […]

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Friday Links

Vaccinate your kids. Antibiotic resistance hot spots? Scope bias. The cause of unexplained strokes? USA! USA!  

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