MedPage Today has published a rebuttal to an article published in The Washington Post newspaper where a pair of economists criticize physicians and the expense of medical care in the US. The rebuttal takes issue with the assertion that doctors are “muggers” and co-conspirators in “taking money away from the rest of us,” as well […]
Is there a link between climate change and poverty? Does hate affect the risk for chronic health conditions? Is telehealth the model for medicine’s future? Or will something much more ancient be reestablished? How will the Millennial worldview affect how medicine is practiced? This archive of top physician TED talks is worth your while.
When will it end! That’s the thought on most people’s minds when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic that’s now in its third year. But getting to a conclusion and knowing exactly when the world is no longer in the midst of a pandemic might not be clear to medical professionals or the general population. […]
Some positive news. The 2022 contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) have been increased. This year, the maximum HSA contribution limits have been set at $3,650 for an individual and $7,300 for family coverage. People who qualify to make HSA contributions can lower their current-year tax bill. The more money you contribute to an […]
Prescription drug prices rise each year in January and July. As we start off the new year, GoodRx Health is reporting that a total of 658 branded drugs have just had their prices increased an average of 4.9%, while 11 generic medications have seen their prices rise an average of 10.3%. That’s less than the […]
CheckRare provides a list of the orphaned drugs that dominate the US pharmaceutical industry to start 2022. Orphan drugs are defined as those medications that remain commercially undeveloped because they’ve been deemed to have limited potential for profitability. However, nearly half of all novel medications approved by the FDA are orphan drugs.