Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

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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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Thursday Links

Part D drug spending grows 17%. Should alcoholics get liver transplants? Why isn’t personalized medicine here yet? Is the public option doomed? Whose lives should be saved?

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Weekend Links

Biosimilars: A guide. Is it time to end of the donut hole? The five biggest questions in (macro)economics. FDA and poop regulation. Value framework conference. NHS cancer patients missing out innovative drugs.

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Friday Links

Google partners with GSK to form biotech firm. You are 6x more likely to be killed by the police in the US than in Canada. ICER myths? One area without racial disparities? 2 million Medicare beneficiaries are homebound.  How will they get the medical care they need?

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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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‘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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