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Monday Links

What’s the right p-value? Does medical marijuana improve worker productivity? Kaiser partners with Target. Pay the players. Thoughts on Massachusetts’ cost control law.

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Tuesday Links

What happened to IBM Watson and cancer care? Cancer detection pen. Narrow networks and premiums. Medicaid and dental health. Outcomes based payment for PCSK9.

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Friday Links

Hurricane Harvey’s long-term health effects. The benefits of social insurance. The market for sick leave. Useful reference: demand elasticities by type of service. NHS short £350 million?

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Friday Links

FDA and anti-aging drugs. In defense of the dismal science. Which U.S. city decreased their minimum wage? Medicaid expansion, access and wait times. Are formulary restrictions ever a good thing? The logic of risk taking. Cancer is natural?

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Battle of the bundle. Do survey respondents tell the truth about cannabis use? ICER critique and response. Expedited FDA review and drug quality. Living with RA.

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Philipson to join CEA

The WSJ reports: President Donald Trump named Tomas Philipson, an economist at the University of Chicago who has specialized in health-care policy, to the three-member Council of Economic Advisers on Monday. More information is in this White House press release.  Dr. Philipson is one of the founders of my current employer, Precision Health Economics.   I […]

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Friday Links

Why high stock prices is not good news. Why health care policy is hard. Economics and animals. The source of the Obamacare exchange problems. Defining success or failure for Obamacare.

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Does anyone look at physician quality data? Healthcare CEO pay. The skinny on skinny repeal. NHS: Smokers and obese must wait for surgery 35 best health and science summer books

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Amazon to dive into health care?

The answer is yes according to CNBC. Amazon has started a secret skunkworks lab dedicated to opportunities in health care, including new areas such as electronic medical records and telemedicine. Amazon has dubbed this stealth team 1492… Amazon has become increasingly interested in exploring new business in healthcare. For example, Amazon has another unit exploring […]

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Patient-centered medical homes SLR. CBO expects US fiscal deficit to grow Eigenvectors and eigenvalues explained. The opioid crisis and the U.S. job market. Your right to your healthcare data.

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