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Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban is well-known for appearing on the television show Shark Tank and as the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Now, Cuban is taking on generic drug price inflation with the launch of his own pharmacy called the Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company (MCCPDC), which is bypassing the PBM and lowering the cost of generic prescriptions for consumers.
All Specialties March 1st 2022
Will States Rein in Nurse Staffing Agencies?
Congress is looking into allegations that several nurse staffing agencies have been engaging in price gouging during the pandemic by charging hospitals extremely high fees for the services their nurses provide. The allegations have stirred the nursing community, which is growing concerned about possible implications, particularly whether the political scrutiny will result in state-level restrictions placed on the amounts that staffing agencies can charge for nursing services.
All Specialties February 15th 2022
It’s Time for Physicians to Stop Taking Patient Calls at Night
At what point is it appropriate to stop responding to patient inquiries? This editorial piece argues that taking patient calls at all hours is leading to physician burnout, and that it is time to realize that taking patient calls at home is an antiquated practice that needs to go the way of the doctor’s house call.
All Specialties February 8th 2022
Eight Scary Financial Mistakes Physicians Make with Their Money
Just because they are highly educated and high-income earners does not mean physicians are immune from making bad financial decisions. Poor investment decisions, failure to plan for taxes, and escalating debt loads are just a few of the financial issues that plague doctors across the US.
All Specialties February 1st 2022
Keep Insulting Doctors, and Good Luck Finding a Physician in 10 Years
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 as the ways in which healthcare costs are quantified in The Washington Post article. The author of the rebuttal stresses that there is a lack of respect towards physicians today that is driving many people from medicine.
All Specialties January 25th 2022