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The expanding role of MAs. Did the ACA affect breastfeeding rates? Hospital ownership of physician practices. Elephants, poaching and evolution. FDA and Ecstasy. Plus, the one and only Hank Stern hosts the Health Wonk Review: Puppies and Kittens edition.  Check it out!

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CRISPR=Sputnik 2.0 RIP Leibniz. Budget caps in Germany. Getting value frameworks right. Repeal and delay = the next ‘doc fix’?

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All or nothing FDA approval. Value of G-CSF. GMOs. “The curious have won.” Clinical trial disclosure. Barriers to value-based agreements. What is NexusACO?

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Rising drug prices. QPP. Healthcare-wide CER. The age of tech. AI and medicine.

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Should prisoners get a cure for HCV? Food stamps and beer. Cutting a cake fairly. Uber for caregivers. MSF rejects 1m free vaccines.

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Health state utilities: Best practices and critique. Health, big data and privacy. Tying drug prices to patient outcomes. Dr. Watson. Absolute vs. relative risk.

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The for-profit charity? The reliability of Chinese RCT data. 122. Hackable insulin pumps? Nano cars

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Using biomarker data. Cancer moonshot has started. Frakt on value frameworks. A downside of work. Drug price negotiation coming to the U.S.

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Links to Start your Week

Physicians and numeracy. Should pharmaceutical research be not-for-profi? Index funds turn 40. Cancer care: US vs EU Hillary Clinton’s “full medical records”

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SF is the new Detroit? Is customer satisfaction liked to patient care or advertising? Trust genetic or traditional medical tests? Are ACOs starting to save money? Max Ritvo, RIP

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