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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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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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Friday Links

Uber for MDs? Value-based drug pricing at Harvard. Cost of living. Your data or your funding. Powerball. Dr. Google.

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

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Is there a quality footprint? Using polio to treat cancer? P4P for PCSK9s. Hospital ratings. Nutritional advice from around the world.

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Friday Links

MIPS and APM, explained. Medical errors = #3 cause of death. Should you circumcise your children? Eminent domain for drugs? The end of qualitative research?

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