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Today’s America Pharmaceutical Industry Dilemma: An International Comparison

By   /  December 31, 2016  /  Health Policy, HealthcarePolicy2016  /  No Comments

In an America where everything has become practically unaffordable: a college education, proper housing, energy, etc., it is unfortunate that healthcare, perhaps the most important of them all, has become unaffordable as well. Many people intuitively believe that this is … Continue Reading

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The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Trojan Horse How drug companies use psychological tools to increase drug prices

By   /  December 31, 2016  /  Health Policy, HealthcarePolicy2016  /  No Comments

The pharmaceutical industry, like any good magician, knows not to reveal his or her

secrets. Some of the industry’s secrets are grounded in psychology and behavioral economics.

These fields can provide perspective into the nature of drug prices and how … Continue Reading

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The Evolution of Medical Licensing

By   /  November 15, 2016  /  Health Policy  /  No Comments

For a country as medically advanced as the United States, it is astounding how many deaths are actually due to medical malpractice. According to Is US Health Really the Best in the World, a book by Barbara Starfield, MD, … Continue Reading

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Cyber Security Laws Regarding Wearable Health Technology; Error: You’ve Been Hacked

By   /  December 15, 2015  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

The current healthcare system faces the challenge of a rapidly growing elderly population elderly and a consequently steady increase in healthcare spending, seeing as the global senior population is expected to nearly triple from 524 million in 2010 to 1.5 … Continue Reading

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Physician-Assisted Suicide – Not as Simple as It Seems

By   /  October 18, 2015  /  Bioethics  /  No Comments

Over the last half-century, modern medicine has made unprecedented progress in almost limitless ways. With this progress, however, has come the newfound ability to prolong human life even in extremely dire conditions. While this is indeed a formidable advancement, it … Continue Reading

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Defunding Planned Parenthood

By   /  October 17, 2015  /  Health Policy, Public Health  /  No Comments

Escalating tensions between the G.O.P and Planned Parenthood has many Planned Parenthood chapters fighting for funding from their states. Over the past couple of months, an increasing number of states have passed laws that attempt to defund these local chapters, … Continue Reading

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Op Ed: Indiana’s Innovative Medicaid Expansion and the Future Structure of Medicaid

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Health Policy, Healthcare Economics and Management, HealthcarePolicy2016, Recent  /  2 Comments

When the Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, all eyes were on the individual mandate. When it survived the challenge, the law’s liberal supporters declared victory. Under

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Hospital Mergers & Antitrust Laws in the Age of the ACA

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Healthcare Economics and Management, HealthcarePolicy2016, In the Courts, Recent  /  1 Comment

In 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, changing the landscape of the American healthcare system forever. One of those changes constitutes an increase in hospital mergers and acquisitions by encouraging collaborative care; the ACA offers financial … Continue Reading

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The Global Debate Over Mass Deworming

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Global Health, HealthcarePolicy2016, Public Health, Recent  /  1 Comment

The morning bell rings. One hundred children line up behind a desk.

It’s National Deworming Day.

One at a time, each child steps up and holds a hand out over the desk. A teacher drops a tablet into the child’s … Continue Reading

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Considering Connecticut Youth Forced Into Chemotherapy

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  HealthcarePolicy2016, In the Courts, Recent  /  No Comments

In September 2014, a 17 year old Connecticut teenager identified in court documents only as “Cassandra C” was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a rare form of cancer, and ordered by the state to undergo chemotherapy treatment for the disease. After … Continue Reading

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